| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — The undercover FBI informant warned Pakistani immigrant Basit Javed Sheikh that it was not too late to back out. "You don't have to do it," he told Sheikh in a private Facebook message Oct. 17.
But Sheikh, 29, a permanent U.S....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:53 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two leaders of the Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Shabab, including the coordinator of its suicide attacks, were killed Monday in a drone attack, according to witnesses and a spokesman for the fighters.
A senior U.S....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:32 PM
ANTAKYA, Turkey — Syrian government forces killed more than 40 rebels in an ambush in a strategic region east of Damascus, the official news agency said Friday, as fierce clashes were reported outside the capital.
Also, state-run television said...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:56 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes.
Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:22 PM
European lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly to approve new data protections aimed at shielding citizens' private communications from the probing eyes of intelligence operatives and commercial snoopers.
The first major upgrade in the continent's...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The Detroit police chief called a barbershop shooting "urban terrorism" after a gunman in body armor opened fire, killing three and injuring six, inside the storefront where up to 30 people were gambling.
“It is certainly tragic and it rises up to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Boston loves its Red Sox, but after the team's World Series championship win Wednesday night at Fenway Park, many of the Boston faithful paid tribute to an entirely different sporting event, the Boston Marathon.
Amid the jubilation outside Fenway, which...