Gabon’s interior minister has announced that Ali Bongo Ondimba, the son of Gabon’s late dictator, won the country’s presidential election.
A 19-year-old college student walking on campus with friends was struck and killed by a stray bullet early Thursday at Clark Atlanta University, police said.
Japan’s incoming prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, reassured U.S. leaders Thursday that their security alliance remains the foundation of its foreign policy, despite pre-election promises that Tokyo would seek a more independent path.
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has banned alcohol and assigned American personnel to watch the embassy’s security guards following allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct at their living quarters.
Two students have filed a lawsuit against the California State University system, seeking to reverse the increased fees that were issued this semester.
A Libyan official said the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has been hospitalized and television footage showed him breathing through an oxygen mask, signs his illness from cancer may be worsening shortly after his early prison release sparked international outrage.
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean sued pageant officials Monday for libel, slander and religious discrimination, accusing them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.
The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy last week reverberated around the nation last weekend, with tributes to the longtime lawmaker coming irrespective of party or geographical lines.
Japan’s opposition swept to a historic victory in elections Sunday, crushing the ruling conservative party that has run the country for most of the post-war era and assuming the daunting task of pulling the economy out of its worst slump since World War II.
BERLIN – Nearly 20 years ago, in November 1989, the deconstruction of the infamous Berlin Wall began. Berlin today is quite different than it was then, and one look at the Wall will show you. Remnants of the Berlin Wall only exist in a few select spots throughout the city.
BAINBRIDGE, Ind. — Republican Mitch Daniels has repeatedly insisted that his 2008 run for a second term as Indiana's governor was his last election and that he's not interested in the "savagery" of a national campaign. But like it or not, Daniels' name is being dropped in conservative GOP circles as someone to watch in 2012.
Tens of thousands of revelers pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes in a good-natured battle that filled the streets of a Spanish town with rivers of red pulp.
China has launched a national organ donation system to try to reduce its dependence on body parts harvested from executed prisoners, who make up the majority of donors, state media reported Wednesday.
An experimental procedure that someday may enable women to avoid passing certain genetic diseases on to their children has gained an early success with the birth of four healthy monkeys, scientists report.
BOSTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.
Mobbed by a singing, dancing and horn-blowing crowd of supporters at Johannesburg’s airport, South African runner Caster Semenya looked overwhelmed and a little terrified.
Diplomats said Iran’s output of enriched uranium has stagnated for months, even though Tehran has continued to install machines that carry out the process.
South Korea has sent its first rocket into space from a launch pad in the south – about four months after rival North Korea drew international sanctions for its own rocket launch.