LONDON (AP) — Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government on Thursday won the right to appeal a court ruling that allows the country’s non-Muslim minority to use the word “Allah” to refer to God.
Appeal hearings are scheduled to start
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has distanced itself from a government official who made strong comments about the World War II nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Responding to a Japanese request for clarification, a top Israeli envoy told
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. committee says Australia has violated the human rights of 46 refugees from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Kuwait by holding them in detention for more than two years and refusing to provide them with
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency’s overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up in Washington’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT:
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Emin Akhmedbekov feared persecution for his numerous lawsuits against Azerbaijan. So the former police officer took his wife, three children and elderly mother and fled to Ukraine, hoping to find refuge in one of
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Lashed each year by typhoons and stuck with outdated drainage systems, the Philippine capital has been hit by ever-worsening floods. Population growth, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, deforestation and even trash build-up combine to exacerbate the
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says chemical weapons were used in the attack in Syria that left at least 100 people dead in the eastern suburbs of Damascus.
Yuval Steinitz, the minister for intelligence and strategic
JINAN, China (AP) — Prosecutors accused ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai of using his wife and son as intermediaries in netting more than $4 million in corruption, as the disgraced populist stood trial Thursday in one of the
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said a U.N. human rights envoy was well-protected during a visit to a city wracked by religious violence, brushing off his claims that police did nothing as a 200-strong Buddhist mob descended on
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest on Thursday after being ordered released the previous day, following more than two years in detention.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after the Federal Reserve made it known that its top officials were leaning toward phasing out its massive stimulus program.
The Fed released minutes of its July policy meeting Wednesday
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand passed a law Wednesday that strengthens the powers of its foreign spy agency to operate domestically.
The law now explicitly allows the Government Communications Security Bureau to spy on New Zealanders
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s Supreme Court has approved the extradition of a former Argentine judge who fled his home country to avoid trial on charges of crimes against humanity.
The court said late Wednesday that Otilio Romano
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s political opposition leader said Thursday he’s leaving the top job because he doesn’t think he has the support of his colleagues ahead of national elections next year.
David Shearer led the
BANGKOK (AP) — Two Iranian men accused of a botched bomb plot that officials believe was aimed at Israeli diplomats in the Thai capital were in court Thursday awaiting the verdict in the case.
The men were detained