China calls in NKorean ambassador over nuke test

China’s foreign minister called North Korea’s ambassador in for a dressing-down Tuesday and demanded his country’s cease making further threats…

North Korea nuke test could test China’s patience

North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday could push China to take a tougher stance against its longtime ally…

Pope Benedict XVI says he will resign

There is breaking news this morning from the Vatican — the pope has announced plans to resign from his position…

Japan star shaves head to apologize

A startling apology by a young woman who some say did nothing wrong….

Myanmar aims to leave least-developed status

recent clearing of billions of dollars of foreign debt is its first step toward ending its least-developed nation status…

Google unveils North Korea map for the first time

Finally — an insight into the world’s most secretive country.North Korea is now officially on the map — google’s map…

Toyota: World’s largest automaker

Toyota beat out General Motors to recapture the title of world’s largest automaker in 2012…

Brazil nightclub fire kills over 230 people

Relatives and friends of more than 230 people killed in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil were in mourning on Monday…

US: NKorea nuke test plan ‘provocative’

North Korea’s National Defense commission is calling the U-S quote “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.”…

Militants claim that 35 hostages killed

The militants claim that 35 hostages and 15 militants were killed after Algerian military helicopters strafed the area…

US confirms Americans taken after Algeria attack

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday the U.S. “will take all necessary and proper steps” to deal with an Islamist attack…

FAA grounds Boeing 787s to address battery fires

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have grounded their fleets of Dreamliners after a series of problems with the aircraft….

Sweden 100-car pile-up crash kills three

24 hours ago, 50 cars and 50 lorries was involved in a huge pile-up in Sweden…

Japan’s ANA cancels flight due to 787 computer bug

Japan’s All Nippon Airways says it cancelled a domestic flight to Tokyo on Wednesday…

Giant squid captured on video in ocean depths

Scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for the first time…

China urges Myanmar to maintain peace on the borders

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged Myanmar to maintain peace on the borders with China and to take effective measures to…

India rape suspects are charged

A New Delhi court received formal murder charges against five men accused of a brutal gang rape that has enraged the country…

Photo Gallery: Indian gang-rape victim dies

The protesters demanded better security for women following the brutal gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India

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Indian gang-rape victim dies in hospital

Doctors say a young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi has died at a hospital in Singapore…

Christmas cheer around the world

Volunteers take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation…

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Mayans mark calendar transition in Mexico

Mayans celebrated the upcoming arrival of a new calendar and marked the conclusion of the old calendar Thursday in Xocen, a Mayan village in southeast Mexico…

NASA says no to Dec 21 being end of the world

As the clock ticks down to 21 December, the supposed end of world according to the Mayan calendar, NASA has released a video it hopes will clear up any confusion…

Photo Gallery: South Korea elects first female president

Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday

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Investigation into suicide of British nurse in royal hoax

The coroner’s office on Thursday told an inquest that Saldanha was found hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her room last Friday…

Australian police: Bad Apple maps life-threatening

The city of Mildura is not at the end of a dirt road in the Australian bush, in tire-choking desert sand far from food and water. Unfortunately, Apple’s mapping application thinks it is…

Australian DJ’s break silence over UK royal prank

The radio show that prank called the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was staying last week has been canceled…

Nurse involved in Kate hoax phone call dies

A nurse who fell victim to a prank telephone call seeking information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died, King Edward VII hospital…

Nobel literature winner defends censorship

This year’s Nobel literature winner Mo Yan defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks…

Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases…

Beijing to offer 72-hour visa-free stay for foreign visitors

A 72-hour visa-free policy for foreign travelers to Beijing next year will significantly boost local tourism, officials hope…