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New Delhi rape trial begins

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:44

The trial of five men charged with the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi began today. The case has triggered nationwide protests, and debate on crime against women and anti-rape laws.

Much ado about Richard III: Is Shakespeare to blame?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:44

The notorious king's legend still looms large, as recent headlines about the discovery of his body attest. Experts say that Shakespeare's play is what sets him apart from other royalty.

Sochi cha-ching: Putin defends most expensive Olympics ever

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:44

London 2012 cost $19 billion. Beijing 2008 clocked in at $40 billion. But Sochi's price may be upwards of $50 billion, sporting the world's most expensive road, amid allegations of corruption.

A new, different kind of 'troubles' in Northern Ireland

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:44

The past two months of rioting around Belfast aren't a return to the clashes of two decades ago. Rather, they are a sign of a new split, this time between unionists themselves along class lines.

For Northern Irish republicans, life is hard, but life is good

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:44

Despite suffering similar – if not worse – financial woes, Northern Ireland's Catholics are upbeat about the future, and a world apart from the unionist rioting that has racked Belfast.

As Iran's elections near, Ahmadinejad refuses to leave office quietly

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cannot run again, but instead of easing his way out of office, he is stirring up controversy and clashing with other politicians.

In the new Egypt, the police still hew to their old torturing ways

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

When Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt, torture of suspects and citizens was commonplace among Egypt's police. Under President Mohamed Morsi, not much has changed.

China Navy frigate locked weapons radar on Japanese destroyer

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

Chinese navy vessels locked weapons radar on Japanese ships and helicopters during two incidents last month, says Japan. The incident marks an escalation in the tensions between China and Japan islands in the East China Sea.

Could North Korea be planning multiple nuclear tests?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

North Korea says it plans 'higher level' test as part of its military deterrent in its confrontation with the United States. South Korea says that's code for multiple nuclear tests.

Richard III discovery spurs excitement, skepticism (+video)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

Richard III's remains have been identified 'beyond reasonable doubt,' say researchers, but others are skeptical of the type of DNA match the team used to confirm his identity.

'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note about sculpture theft

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

German police have received a second 'Cookie Monster' note about a stolen cookie sculpture. This note says the 'Cookie Monster' wants to return the sculpture.

Good Reads: Women in crime, democracy's era, digital mapping, a history in heels

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

This week's good reads include an interview with a photographer who documented female prisoners in Mexico, debunking theories about which nations are 'ready' for democracy, how smart phones disorient their users, and the surprising history of high heels.

Boy and Girl Scouts in Afghanistan?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

An Afghan charity has worked to rejuvenate Afghanistan's coed Scouting program. It has 2,000 Scouts and more than 100 Scout leaders spread around the county.

After a devastating market fire, Burundi's economy hobbles forward

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

A week ago, the capital's Central Market burned to the ground. Now the tiny East African nation is struggling with rapid inflation and price hikes as rumors circle about the cause of the fire. 

22 killed in collision on UAE highway

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

Monday's crash near Al Ain, about 90 miles east of Abu Dhabi, also injured 24 people. Envoys from Pakistan, India and other South Asian countries rushed to the scene.

El Salvador's military to withdraw from 'peace zones'

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

The Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs agreed to hand over weapons and stop homicides, kidnapping, and extortion in four 'peace zone' municipalities as part of El Salvador's national gang truce.

Castro: Chávez's health is 'much better'

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:44

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been in Cuba recovering from a cancer operation since he arrived for the procedure in December.

New hurdle for nuclear talks: Iran's presidential politics (+video)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Iran's foreign minister said he was 'optimistic' about looming nuclear talks. But political sparring ahead of June presidential elections could stymie any deal-making  now.  

Richard III's remains identified, but was he really Shakespeare's villain? (+video)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Though Richard's final resting place has been subject of long debate among historians, scientists announced today the skeleton found in the English city of Leicester is that of the 15th-century king.

Bright spot in Palestinian economy: more women opening businesses

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:44

Female entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to carve out a niche for themselves in the marketplace, boosting the economy as well as their confidence and independence.

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