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The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry killed 1,129 people, but hundreds more are still missing almost three months after the factory building in Bangladesh collapsed.
Suspected Islamic militants killed at least 160 people during the new Pakistani government's first month in office, fueling concern that the country's leaders lack a coherent strategy to fight the pervasive problem of violent extremism.
The former lover of quirky billionaire Nina Wang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after a Hong Kong court found him guilty of forging her will to claim her multibillion-dollar estate.
China has launched an investigation into drug prices set by 60 foreign and domestic manufacturers, according to news reports Friday, in a possible move to lower costs.
South America's leftist leaders rallied to support Bolivian President Evo Morales after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board and they demanded an apology from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a wave of protests Friday, furious over the military's ouster of its president and arrest of its revered leader and other top figures, underlining the touchy issue of what role the fundamentalist Islamist movement might play in the new regime.
An outspoken advocate for China's Muslim Uighur minority criticized the authoritarian government Friday at a time of heightened sensitivities because of recent unrest, saying its stifling security presence has fanned ethnic discord in his far western homeland.
Chinese authorities have filed criminal charges against nearly a dozen public officials blamed for the high death toll in a fire last month that killed 121 people in a poultry plant in the northeast.
Irish police charged eight men with Irish Republican Army membership Friday after police raided a suspected meeting of the outlaws' Dublin leadership, inflicting what a senior policeman called a major blow to the "New IRA" splinter group.
The revelations of wrongdoing currently rocking the Vatican bank couldn't have come at a worse time for the Swiss-born anti-money laundering expert hired to lead the Holy See's push for greater financial transparency.
Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters marched in Cairo on Friday to demand his reinstatement and attacked his opponents. Nighttime clashes raged with stone-throwing, firecrackers and gunfire, and military armored vehicles raced across a Nile River bridge in a counterassault on Morsi's supporters.
Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
Pope Francis issued his first encyclical Friday, a meditation on faith that is unique because it was written with someone else: Benedict XVI.
A Mexican judge on Thursday ordered the release of five high-ranking army officials accused of aiding a drug cartel after federal prosecutors dropped organized crime charges against them citing a lack of evidence.
Brothers Alberto and Gregorio Tut Cac last saw each other in 1982, when they fled to the mountains of northwestern Guatemala to save their lives as soldiers destroyed their village amid a bloody civil war.
A bankrupt New Zealand coal company was ordered Friday to pay the families of 29 miners killed in a 2010 methane explosion, though they may receive just a fraction of the compensation.
The army chief came to President Mohammed Morsi with a simple demand: Step down on your own and don't resist a military ultimatum or the demands of the giant crowds in the streets of Egypt.
The military has removed Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, from office to the joy of millions of anti-government protesters accusing the Islamist leader of abusing his authority. The chief judge of the Supreme Constitutional Court has been installed as an interim leader more than two years after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted. The military also has moved swiftly against Morsi's Islamist allies, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Here are a few questions and answers about the latest turmoil in the Arab world's most populous country.
Icelandic lawmakers introduced a proposal in Parliament on Thursday to grant immediate citizenship to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who admits to revealing key details of U.S. surveillance activities.
Calgary has ended a state of emergency after extensive flooding turned parts of the western Canadian city into a lake and forced up to 100,000 Albertans from their homes.
Egypt on Thursday had a new president, its former president sat in military custody, the top official of the Muslim Brotherhood was under arrest, and at least four television stations had been shut down all seemingly undemocratic steps barely a year after the nations first free and fair presidential elections.
The confessed killer of U.S. nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang has been released from jail after serving less than nine of the 27 years he was sentenced to back in 2005, officials said Thursday.
An airport official says U.S. airlines have resumed all flights to Mexico City after voluntarily cancelling several dozen because of an eruption from the nearby Popocatepetl volcano.
The U.S.-funded Alhurra network said Thursday that one of its cameramen was interrogated and strip-searched by Israeli security men while covering a July 4 party at the U.S. ambassador's residence near Tel Aviv.
Quickly rebooting stalled negotiations with the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a long-term agreement for a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is crucial to maintaining stability in the war-torn country, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Thursday during an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital .