MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.
AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.
HONG KONG - On the eve of Friday's Olympic torch relay through Hong Kong, officials allowed actress Mia Farrow into the Chinese territory so she could bash China's cozy ties with Sudan, although they had earlier kicked out pro-Tibet activists.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi envoys stepped up pressure on Iran during a mission Thursday that seeks to bolster claims that Tehran is arming and training Shiite militias in Iraq and bring the suspected aid to a halt.
BAGHDAD - A double suicide bombing struck a wedding convoy northeast of Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others, police said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. military killed a man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia and 10 others in an airstrike overnight, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.
SASABE, Mexico - The sandy streets of Sasabe are empty. Migrant smugglers have to hunt for business at border-town shelters. Deported migrants give up after one try, taking their government up on free bus rides home.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates.
LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales says he is nationalizing the leading Bolivian telecom company, Entel, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, and will return four foreign-owned gas companies to state control.
AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.
MOSCOW - DNA tests carried out by a U.S. laboratory prove that remains exhumed last year belong to two children of Czar Nicholas II, putting to rest questions about what happened to Russia's last royal family, a regional governor said Wednesday.
BADEN-BADEN Germany - Former SS doctor Aribert Heim tops a list released Wednesday of most-wanted suspected Nazi war criminals. He is a man so brutal that witnesses remember him as the worst they saw, though he was only at Mauthausen concentration camp for two months.
HEBRON, West Bank - To Nayfa Shatat, the widowed mother of 11, Hebron's biggest Islamic charity is a lifeline: It schools her daughters and helps feed her family.
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life ...
WASHINGTON - Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs ...