Eighteen people were killed and 43 seriously injured after the bus they were traveling in plunged into a ravine in a mountainous area south of the Indonesian capital, authorities said.
There was some sort of ghastly event in the suburbs of Damascus: videos, photos and medical testimony attest to that. But there are as many questions as there are answers.
Bo Xilai, the former high-flying Chinese politician whose dramatic fall from grace shook the ruling Communist Party, made a defiant court appearance Thursday, disputing several of the accusations against him at his trial in eastern China.
Canadian authorities are considering criminal charges -- albeit not for a hate crime -- against whomever wrote a stark letter to an Ontario family urging them to either move or "euthanize" their autistic son.
Chinese authorities have ended the waiting game over when political pariah Bo Xilai will face court over corruption charges.
An Egyptian court has ordered the release of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, state-run media outlet Al-Ahram reported Wednesday.
Rotterdam is home to Europe's largest international port. But as countless vessels pass through the bustling shipping hub each day, the environmental toll is far from light.
For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population is living in cities, which now produce approximately 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That puts cities on the frontlines of the battle against climate change -- and more and more cities are leading the charge.
Syrian opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed Wednesday when the government used chemical agents in the Damascus countryside. The government called the allegations "completely baseless."
Four State Department employees placed on leave after last year's deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, won't be fired, a decision that irritated key congressional Republicans insisting on accountability for security and other shortcomings.
Heavy rain continued to lash northern Philippines on Wednesday, a day after flooding put more than half of the Manila region under water.
Japan is poised to declare a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant a level 3 "serious incident," its gravest warning since the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sent three reactors into meltdown.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said lawyers acting for his partner, David Miranda, who was detained at London's Heathrow Airport, have filed a lawsuit in the British courts.