| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
On Feb. 21, 1965, African-American nationalist and religious leader Malcolm X was assassinated by rival Black Muslims in Washington Heights.
Sent to prison on a burglary charge at the age of 21, Malcolm Little learned the teachings of Elijah Muhammad,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:20 PM
For two months last year, retired gynecologist Nicole Magloire arrived at the packed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, courtroom weekly and took her usual seat front row, just to the right.
Magloire, 75, did so again Thursday as a three-judge panel reconvened after...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:20 AM
NEW DELHI The government of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu decided Wednesday to free seven people convicted of the 1991 assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The move was criticized by Rahul Gandhi, vice president of the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:36 AM
* Ansar earns place on global jihadi map
* Alliances with bedouins, smugglers
* Government under growing pressure to act
By Michael Georgy
CAIRO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A shadowy Islamist militant group
based in the remote Sinai desert is emerging as a...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Sometimes political careers are born of chance.
John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world.
"Roll down your windows," the driver says.
Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The story is causing national outrage: In Texas, a drunk driving 16-year-old named Ethan Couch (who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult) killed four people and seriously injured two others with his Ford F-350 pickup truck....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:32 PM
BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:28 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India.
It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...