Germany: Civilians likely killed in Afghan strike
Germany's defense minister said Friday he believes civilians were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, but insisted that the German-requested attack was necessary from a military standpoint. Karl-Theodor zu...
Issues to resolve for Copenhagen climate talks
A list of key points negotiators hope to clarify before meeting for a decisive U.N. climate conference next month in Copenhagen, Denmark. EMISSIONS TARGETS _ Industrial nations are asked to make specific pledges for...
Miss England gives up crown after fracas reports
The reigning Miss England has relinquished her crown after being accused of a fight in a bar. Pageant organizers say Rachel Christie has also withdrawn from next month's Miss World competition in South Africa. They...
Lawyer: Man says he killed lawyer, journalist
A suspect in the killing of a human rights lawyer and a journalist has confessed to the crime, his lawyer said Friday. A Moscow court on Thursday approved the arrest of a man and a woman suspected in January's killing...
Russian FM optimistic on arms control treaty deal
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry has voiced hope that Moscow and Washington will be able to negotiate a successor to a Cold War-era arms control treaty that expires next month. Andrei Nesterenko said Friday...
Bus plunges down gorge in north India, killing 32
A crowded bus plunged down a steep mountain gorge in northern India on Friday, killing 32 people, a local official said. At least 30 other people on the bus were injured in the accident near Baner Khud, around 50...
Journalists union: Danish student jailed in Iran
Denmark's journalists union says one of its members is being held in a jail in Tehran. The Danish Union of Journalists says Niels Krogsgaard "apparently was arrested in connection with a demonstration on Wednesday." ...
Israel rejects UN vote approving Gaza report
Israel said on Friday that a U.N. General Assembly decision to endorse a report accusing the Jewish state of war crimes lacked the support of the world's "moral majority." In a vote Thursday, the General Assembly...