India has continued to reel following the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, and now, as her attackers face charges, a map looks at the country through rape statistics
Russia's Federal Security Service claims to have thwarted a terrorist attack being planned for central Moscow, killing two suspects in the process.
Maulvia Nazir, a Pakistani tribal leader with links to the Afghan Talbian, was killed on Wednesday night along with 12 other militants in two U.S. drone attacks near the Afghanistan border.
In the midst of a French flap over taxing the rich, Putin publicly offered Depardieu a Russian passport. But that was only the start: According to the Kremlin's official Twitter account, Depardieu is now an actual citizen of Russia.
Calling himself "a combination of samurai and kamikaze," a Japanese truck driver is so bored with life at home that takes vacations in Syria, photographing the war from the front lines.
Police in India will reportedly submit 50 pages of criminal charges against five men on Thursday, including murder, rape, robbery, assault, and kidnapping for the brutal gang rape of a young woman that has generated worldwide outrage.
Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the host of a satirical political TV news show (sound familiar?) because he may have insulted the president.
We may never know whether imposed silences by their parent organizations helped NBC News's Richard Engel or The New York Times's David Rohde escape, but the Agence France-Presse is now trying the opposite.
As disturbing videos surfaced, bombs went off, and another journalist disappeared, the conflict in Syria reached a macabre milestone this week.
Police reports revealed today that the six men accused of the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old student allegedly tried to run over over her after they raped and attacked her with an iron rod. That, on top of worldwide outrage, is making it really tough for these men to find legal representation.
Some people imbibe a little too much champagne on New Year's Eve and forget the night's previous events. So in the interest of helping those people piece together their night, we compiled a little news roundup of events from around the world.
Don't laugh: Lagers, ales, and pilsners were long considered "food" by the Russian government, but thanks to a new rule going into effect in 2013 (any minute now over there), it's going to be a lot tougher to find a brewski in the motherland.
As India drags its feet to prosecute the six men whose gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus led to her death and continuing protests across the country, we're finding out more about the victim.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen has begun to offer bounties for anyone who kills U.S. soldiers and officials in their country, including the U.S. ambassador.
In a rough weekend for world leaders' health, Hugo Chavez ran up against "new complications" after his cancer surgery and remains in "delicate" condition in Cuba.
U.N. envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi isn't mincing words when it comes to how bad it is in Syria right now. It's already terrible and it's only getting worse.
The woman who was shockingly gang raped in India has been cremated, and the men who attacked her have all finally been charged with murder.
Imagine driving down the highway one day when a plane suddenly careens into the side of the ramp you're driving on and debris starts flying everywhere. Horrifying, right? For some in Moscow, that became a reality on Saturday. And there's video, too.
When France's Francois Hollande was elected President this year, his biggest mission was going to be reducing the country's massive deficit. His solution was an impressive 75 percent tax on earnings over $1 million. Unfortunately, that dream is dead.
The Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is so paranoid about assassins coming for him that all of his meals are thoroughly vetted before he eats them, and he rarely ventures into the great outdoors anymore.
The 23-year-old woman who was raped and attacked by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi, India, setting off a wave of protest and government action through the country, died as a result of her injuries in a Singapore hospital Friday.
After a years long legal battle, federal prosecutors in Belgium say they're ready to charge the Church of Scientology and its leaders as a criminal organization on charges of extortion, fraud, privacy breaches, and the illegal practice of medicine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is pushing harder for actual negotiations to take place to end the Syrian civil war, but continues to insist that his country will not support any actual intervention.
The team hasn't used their "Screaming Indian" logo in any capacity since 1989. Today, some 23 years later, they're bringing the offensive Native American imagery back — not that anyone in particular was asking for it.
After a brutal gang rape that shocked the country, India's government promised to publicly post the photos, names, and addresses of rapists. The announcement came on the same day a gang rape victim committed suicide after pressure to marry one of her attackers.
The Italian Catholic community was thrust into controversy over the holiday when a priest posted on his church's bulletin board a text about domestic violence against women that seemed to place blame on the victims.
In a move that may sour relations both at home and with the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees "no reason not to sign" a controversial law that would ban American citizens from adopting Russian children.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi spoke to the nation today after officially signing off on the new constitution that officially passed in a nationwide referendum.
What started as a political protest against American interference has turned into an actual law banning American parents from adopting children in Russia and only awaits the signature of President Vladimir Putin to take effect.
A British newspaper report had spurred furious speculation about the whereabouts of one of the Syrian regime's top defectors and rumors that he may be working with intelligence officials in the U.S.
After two referendums, the Egyptian people have approved of the country's controversial new constitution, the one that led to mass protests in Tahrir Square, with a 63.8 percent margin, reports Reuters.
During his annual Christmas address at the Vatican this year, the Pope prayed for peace in Syria, something that doesn't look likely any time soon.
In some countries, wearing a miniskirt or exposing your midriff can bring you catcalls and second looks. In Swaziland, it can bring you jail time.
It's unclear exactly what exactly happened in Homs on Sunday, but it doesn't sound good.
This year, Britain will be seeing a lot more of Queen Elizabeth during the annual Buckingham Palace broadcast on Christmas Day. No, not like that, pervert.
Maybe Russia wouldn't have ditched Bashar al-Assad if he stopped doing gross stuff like bombing a line-up of Syrian citizens lined up to get bread because there's an food shortage because of the civil war there.
There's no reason you should panic about this news. Continue doing what you do! Football is on in a few hours! But you should probably know that North Korea's rockets can probably reach the west coast of the U.S.
Russia has been Syria's Bashar al-Assad's staunchest ally during it's long war against his citizens, but now they're even trying to distance themselves from the embattled leader.
As arrests mount in the Olympus accounting fraud scandal — the FBI took a Singaporean banker into custody today — Michael Woodford, the former CEO of the Japanese optics giant who blew the whistle discusses with The Atlantic Wire how nearly a billion dollars disappeared and the true hero who brought the scheme to light.
For the first time in years, everyone seems to agree that the economy truly appears to be back on track, as most of this week's new economic indicators zoomed past expectations.
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