Mar 20, 2013 04:15 EDT
The government was Wednesday set to unveil plans to grow Britain's recession-threatened economy, despite insisting on greater state savings as it struggles to meet its deficit-reduction target.
Mar 20, 2013 03:55 EDT
Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said it was behind a wave of attacks that killed 56 people and wounded more than 220, in a statement posted on jihadist Internet forums on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 20, 2013 03:39 EDT
Palestinians want President Barack Obama's milestone visit this week to lead to a more active US approach to resolving the conflict with Israel, before the West Bank is overrun by Jewish settlements and it is too late for a two-state solution.
Mar 20, 2013 03:22 EDT
Indian police said Wednesday that a British tourist who jumped off her hotel balcony to escape a feared sex attack would return home, as two men were set to appear in court over the incident.
Mar 20, 2013 03:17 EDT
Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey ruled out shock comebacks to the Australian Test ranks for the Ashes tour of England after the team's troubled series in India.
Mar 20, 2013 03:16 EDT
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was voted Sheffield Shield player of the year for his sizzling form since quitting international cricket.
Mar 20, 2013 02:20 EDT
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai returned to school for the first time since October when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.
Mar 20, 2013 01:54 EDT
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has called an emergency meeting of party leaders Wednesday in a frantic search for a viable plan B after MPs rejected the terms of an EU bailout aimed at saving Cyprus from bankruptcy.
Mar 20, 2013 01:51 EDT
Scientists announced they had peeked into the DNA of the giant squid, seeking to demystify a deep-sea creature that has haunted sailors' dreams for centuries.
Mar 20, 2013 01:45 EDT
Pope Francis has donned the symbols of papal power, vowing to embrace the "poorest" at a grand inauguration in the Vatican as leader of a troubled Roman Catholic Church.
Mar 20, 2013 01:40 EDT
The British government has insisted that bloggers and posts on social media would not be caught by a new system of press regulation, but campaigners warned the new rules could be open to interpretation.
Mar 20, 2013 01:37 EDT
The government has insisted that bloggers and posts on social media would not be caught by a new system of press regulation, but campaigners warned the new rules could be open to interpretation.
Mar 20, 2013 01:28 EDT
The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet docked in Australia Wednesday claiming victory over Japan, as Canberra indicated fugitive founder Paul Watson would not face arrest if he came ashore.
Mar 20, 2013 00:40 EDT
World No. 3 Luke Donald and past Major winners Padraig Harrington and Charl Schwartzel will look to fine-tune their games for the coming Masters during this week's Maybank Malaysian Open.
Mar 20, 2013 00:24 EDT
Australian swimming says head coach Leigh Nugent will resign after a dismal London Olympic campaign marred by ill-discipline, drug use and drunkenness.
Mar 20, 2013 00:19 EDT
Several United States players have problems with coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a Sporting News online report says, days before a key World Cup 2014 qualifying home match.
Mar 19, 2013 23:26 EDT
The government gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the first of a planned new generation of nuclear power plants.
Mar 19, 2013 23:24 EDT
The government sent a Royal Air Force plane to crisis-hit Cyprus on Tuesday carrying one million euros in emergency loans for British military personnel, the defence ministry said.
Mar 19, 2013 23:20 EDT
Newspapers railed against a new system of press regulation agreed by political leaders, which the biggest media groups have warned raises "deeply contentious issues".