Commando raids by South Korea and Malaysia could be a sign of more aggressive tactics to come - both by navies and by pirates responding to them.
Nearly one thousand Yemeni protesters gathered Saturday inside and outside Sanaa University in the capital to call for a "Jasmine revolution" against their president who has been in power for 32 years.
Heavy rain over much of New Zealand's North Island has caused slips and flooded roads, and forced the evacuation of a camping ground.
Six world powers wrapped up crucial nuclear talks with Iran but failed to reach any agreement on Iranian nuclear program here on Saturday.
Failure of nuclear talks no surprise
Malaysia's navy was holding seven Somali pirates Saturday after thwarting an attempt to hijack a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said.
South Korean naval special forces rescued all 21 hostages from a vessel hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea on Friday.
The British prime minister's communications chief resigned Friday following intense pressure over claims that he encouraged reporters to illegally spy on politicians, celebrities and royalty while he was editor of a powerful tabloid newspaper.
The death toll caused by the storms since January 11 in southeastern Brazil now stands at 772, the Brazilian Health and Civil Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has proposed high-level talks between the militaries of the two sides on the Korean Peninsula to defuse the tensions.
The World Meteorological Organization said Thursday that the year 2010 is the warmest year on record.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in Tokyo Thursday that Japan would seek to expand its strategic and mutually beneficial relations with China.
Vecchia currently holds the Guinness World Record title for making the largest chocolate sculpture in the world.