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  • Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory

    Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory
    Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102. Giap died Friday at a military...
  • Egyptian journalist gets suspended jail sentence for Sinai coverage

    CAIRO -- A military court has given a well-known Egyptian journalist working in the Sinai peninsula a six-month suspended jail sentence, state media reported Saturday, in a case that had drawn protests from media groups and rights activists. The...
  • U.S. citizen detained in Egypt is found dead in jail cell

    CAIRO -- An American citizen detained by Egyptian authorities since late August was found hanged in his jail cell on Sunday, U.S. and Egyptian officials said. Egyptian authorities described the death as an apparent suicide. The man, identified by the U....
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons
    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.

    Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.
    After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
  • Upscale Kenyan mall becomes terrifying battle zone in deadly attack

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cafes were humming with a weekend lunch crowd. Visitors were anticipating a competition for child chefs. Suddenly, Nairobi's Westgate Mall erupted in gunfire and explosions, sending people scurrying for safety,...
  • President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran

    President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran
    UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama made a direct personal appeal to Iran’s new president Tuesday, issuing an overture for a diplomatic resolution of Iran's disputed nuclear program as a “major step down a long road” toward better...
  • On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer

    On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer
    If the new diplomatic initiative now endorsed by both President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leads to formal talksĀ  -- and potentially even a deal on Iran’s nuclear program -- Obama's speech Tuesday could well prove to be his...
  • U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff

    U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff
    UNITED NATIONS — President Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, signaled Tuesday that they intend to pursue intense diplomacy to overcome Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, yet their speeches here underscored the gulf that threatens...
  • Top events to do Friday: DJ Laz, the Stooges Brass Band and Big Night in Little Haiti

    Top events to do Friday: DJ Laz, the Stooges Brass Band and Big Night in Little Haiti
    Cruising DJ Laz/DJ Irie: The Bimini SuperFast cruise ship that leaves from PortMiami is offering party cruises three nights a week, and this weekend's lineup includes a couple of big names. DJ Laz will headline Friday night's outing, and DJ Irie will...
  • U.S. requests extradition of Mexican behind DEA agent's death

    U.S. requests extradition of Mexican behind DEA agent's death
    MEXICO CITY — The United States government has formally requested the extradition of Rafael Caro Quintero, the Mexican drug lord who was convicted of slaying a U.S. anti-narcotics agent in 1985 but was freed last week by a Mexican court on a...