String of Bombings Kill at Least 40 in Iraq

A double truck bombing tore through a Shiite minority community near the northern city of Mosul, while a series of blasts struck Baghdad Monday in a wave of predawn violence that killed at least 40 people, according to Iraqi officials.

New York Crash Spurs Calls for Tighter Skies

Lawmakers Sunday called for tighter regulation of air operations over New York City, a day after a midair collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small private plane killed as many as nine people.

D.C. Metro Safety System Failed Months Before Crash

A safety system designed to help subway lines avoid crashes had malfunctioned months before a deadly crash on the Washington Metro system in June.

Security Chief: Taliban's'Real Thug' Killed in Strike

Despite conflicting reports, U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud died in CIA attack

Strong 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tokyo Area

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has shaken the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas, according to the US Geological Survey.

Activists: North Korea Lured U.S. Journalists Into Trap

Christian activists who work on the North Korean border believe two American television reporters may have blundered into a trap when they were detained in March and say their arrests led to a crackdown on refugees.

Iraq Presses Iran on 3 Detained American Hikers

Iraq's foreign minister asked Iran's ambassador to Baghdad to explain the circumstances surrounding the detention of three Americans hikers caught crossing the border between northern Iraq and Iran.

Putin Determined to Kill Me, Says Georgian President

Georgia’s pro-Western President said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of his ambition to restore Russia’s former Soviet empire.

Iran Resumes Mass Trial of Activists, Protesters

Dozens of opposition activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and plotting to topple the ruling Islamic system after the disputed presidential election, Iran's state media reported.