Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The Philippines' highest court suspended on Tuesday a controversial birth control law that had met fierce opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
Mar 18, 2013 19:50 EDT
US police said Monday they had likely foiled a bomb and gun attack at a Florida university, after an early morning incident that saw the mastermind of the plot apparently take his own life.
Mar 13, 2013 17:46 EDT
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Mar 11, 2013 23:33 EDT
Police released on bail two men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment at an Islamic girls' school in Lancaster.
Mar 11, 2013 10:36 EDT
Three men have been arrested in Britain as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault and false imprisonment of teenage girls at a private Islamic boarding school, police said Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 06:47 EDT
Harvard University administrators secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans in an effort to learn who leaked information about a student cheating scandal to the news media, two US newspapers reported Monday.
Mar 08, 2013 14:47 EST
Armed 'sentinels' could soon be walking the halls of South Dakota elementary and high schools after the largely rural state's governor signed a controversial bill into law Friday.
Mar 08, 2013 02:01 EST
When Misbah Rashid taught Chinese 30 years ago, few signed up. Today her department has more than 200 Pakistani students, increasingly attracted by the prospect of an affordable education and a job.
Mar 05, 2013 12:04 EST
The recession ravaging Spain's economy has not held back Amancio Ortega, a railwayman's son from Galicia, who has just leaped to third place in Forbes magazine's listing of the richest people in the world.
Mar 01, 2013 15:51 EST
Ten thousand people promised to show up in front of Tunisia's education ministry on Friday to perform a protest version of the "Harlem Shake" dance craze, but only a few dozen braved the rain to do so.
Mar 01, 2013 12:57 EST
President Barack Obama on Friday blamed Republican refusal to compromise on deficit cutting for "dumb" and "unnecessary" spending cuts about to slam into the fragile US economy.
Mar 01, 2013 10:50 EST
President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders Friday but the talks were more for the sake of appearances rather than a deadline day bid to avert a damaging $85 billion in arbitrary budget cuts.
Feb 28, 2013 22:37 EST
The United States was braced for $85 billion in budget cuts due to hit Friday in a self-inflicted wound brought on by deep ideological antipathy between President Barack Obama and Republicans.
Feb 28, 2013 12:09 EST
Freshly introduced sexual education classes in Croatia's schools has split the EU-bound country as the powerful Catholic Church challenges the centre-left government over its newest addition to the curriculum.
Feb 28, 2013 04:24 EST
A Chinese boss ordered nine employees to do his 12-year-old daughter's homework, a report said, as office tyranny meshed with a parent's desire to see his child score well in the competitive school system.
Feb 27, 2013 22:30 EST
An electro-dance craze that has gone viral on the Internet is sparking insults and fisticuffs in Tunisia, where secularists and Islamists are battling for the soul of a nation widely viewed as the Arab world's most progressive.
Feb 27, 2013 18:28 EST
The United States was warned Wednesday that its chaotic budget politics could lead to a new credit downgrade as the country readied for the impact of steep automatic spending cuts that begin in two days.
Feb 27, 2013 09:01 EST
Elba Esther Gordillo, the head of Mexico's powerful teachers union and an influential political figure, has been arrested for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars for personal use, including plastic surgery and shopping sprees, authorities said.
Feb 26, 2013 23:03 EST
President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned of potential devastation from looming spending cuts, but the bickering in Washington suggested lawmakers are too far apart to strike a timely compromise.
Feb 26, 2013 14:40 EST
The US-led force in Afghanistan has incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks, officials said Tuesday, casting doubts on NATO's claims of progress in the war.