Feb 26, 2013 08:12 EST
As war came to Jerusalem in May 1948, Palestinian Omar Saleh Barghouti fled his home, leaving behind hundreds of his books, including years worth of his diaries. He would never see them again.
Feb 25, 2013 20:29 EST
Three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, according to a report in Sports Illustrated.
Feb 25, 2013 17:41 EST
Otis "Damon" Harris, who as first tenor of the Motown ensemble The Temptations sang on such 1970s hits as "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," has died at the age of 62, US news media reported Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 13:14 EST
Israel said on Monday it carried a successful test of the latest generation Arrow missile system, the Arrow 3, that can intercept missiles from Iran, taking a further step in bolstering its defence plans.
Feb 25, 2013 08:04 EST
Disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is taking legal steps to stop a controversial new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liaison, his lawyers said on Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 07:43 EST
Anne Hathaway won an Oscar on her second nomination Sunday, confirming her status as one of Hollywood's brightest acting talents -- and an astonishingly powerful singer who "Dreamed a Dream."
Feb 25, 2013 05:09 EST
Cardinals suspected of having protected predator priests should be allowed to take part in next month's papal conclave, the Vatican's former prosecutor on child sex abuse cases said Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 04:40 EST
British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Monday that its annual net profits slumped 66 percent in 2012 as its print business came under pressure from fast-growing digital media.
Feb 24, 2013 23:49 EST
Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie became the latest celebrity to be kicked off the Dancing on Ice show after failing to impress the judges with her Props Night routine.
Feb 24, 2013 18:19 EST
Italian bloggers have found imaginative ways to dodge a ban on publishing opinion polls ahead of elections -- from referring to candidates as cardinals to commenting the vote like a horse race.
Feb 24, 2013 12:44 EST
Three topless feminists lunged at Italy's Silvio Berlusconi as he arrived at a polling station in Milan to vote in a general election on Sunday, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
Feb 24, 2013 11:58 EST
Calls mounted Sunday for stiffer US action against Beijing for cyber spying and massive theft of US industrial secrets, allegedly by the Chinese military.
Feb 24, 2013 09:23 EST
Citizen journalists in Syria do much to give the world a picture of the death and destruction in their country, but some wonder whether guns might not trump cameras in the end.
Feb 24, 2013 06:03 EST
Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy clashed with police in Bangladesh for a third straight day Sunday, and at least four protesters were killed when police opened fire.
Feb 24, 2013 03:43 EST
Germany will accept a higher-than-permitted public deficit in France for this year if Paris can credibly show it will stick to European Union rules in 2014, the Spiegel newsweekly reported on Sunday.
Feb 24, 2013 03:40 EST
Bangladesh police fired live rounds on Sunday in clashes with Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, killing at least three protesters and injuring dozens.
Feb 24, 2013 00:13 EST
The man responsible for designing the Daleks, the robotic enemy of Doctor Who in the long-running television series, has died aged 84, his family said Saturday.
Feb 23, 2013 22:51 EST
A video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show has gone viral on YouTube.
Feb 23, 2013 07:10 EST
Nigeria has suspended the broadcasting license of a radio station that repeated conspiracy theories about polio vaccines days before deadly attacks on polio clinics, a statement said Saturday.
Feb 23, 2013 01:14 EST
Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda is seen as the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor, local media reported on Saturday.