More than 200 suspected al-Qaida gunmen have wrested control of the south Yemeni city of Zinjibar.
A NATO airstrike targeting insurgents inadvertently hit two civilian homes in the volatile southwestern Helmand province, killing 14 women and children
After mediations of regional countries, former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a June 2009 coup, ended his exile and returned to homeland Saturday.
Four people received minor injuries when a Delta Air Lines flight experienced trouble with its landing gear upon touching down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Egypt lifted a 4-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, greatly easing travel restrictions on the 1.5 million residents of the Palestinian territory.
A shallow-undersea quake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Sumatra island early Sunday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the nominee for United States ambassador to China, waltzed through his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday as he told the panelists that balancing the trade deficit and reaching out to the Chinese public will be his priorities.
A spokesman of the Yemeni Defense Ministry denied reports that anti-government armed tribesmen took control over military bases and shot down military planes outside the capital.
China holds about 8 percent of US government debt, roughly a third of that held by foreign entities.
Kim Jong-il said the DPRK advocates that the six-party talks on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue be resumed at an early time.
Leaders of the Group of Eight want more stringent international rules on nuclear safety.
Sarkozy dismissed comment on the qualification of incumbent Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to head the IMF.