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Jul 2, 2012 10:34AM ET
Scientists at CERN are being a little gun-shy even as it appears that they'll announce they have proof of the Higgs boson—the building block of all matter—but are stopping short of calling it a "discovery."
Jul 2, 2012 9:51AM ET
Here's a little travel advisory for folks visiting India: If you're planning to party in Mumbai, remember your one-day drinking pass.
Jul 2, 2012 8:50AM ET
In one of the more sad and disturbing things you'll hear from Mexico today, an Associated Press intern named Armando Montano, 22, was found dead in an elevator shaft in Mexico City over the weekend.
Jul 2, 2012 5:27AM ET
Enrique Peña Nieto appears to have won Mexico's presidential election on Sunday, though his closest challenger refused to concede the race despite a sizable deficit at the polls.
Jul 1, 2012 12:06PM ET
Hong Kong's new chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, was sworn in on Sunday. He was later welcomed by hundreds of thousands of protestors who were angry at -- among other things -- him.
Jun 30, 2012 5:38PM ET
The biggest question surrounding Kofi Annan's new plan for a unified government in Syria that he debuted on Saturday is whether Bashar al-Assad will be included. Hillary Clinton, for one, doesn't think so.
Jun 29, 2012 8:22AM ET
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan says he "optimistic" that international talks in Geneva this weekend will end with "an acceptable result" for the Syrian peace process despite little evidence that this peace plan will do any better than the last one.
Jun 29, 2012 6:49AM ET
Passengers and crew on a Tianjin Airlines flight in the Xinjiang province in China, overpowered and subdued six people who attempted to hijack the plane shortly after takeoff.
Jun 28, 2012 11:01PM ET
After more than a year of her husband being embroiled in sex scandal after sex scandal, Anne Sinclair is finally leaving Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Jun 27, 2012 9:15PM ET
Kofi Annan has a big, new idea on how to save Syria (because his last one worked so well) and it's a unified Syrian government with regime and opposition representatives, but Bashar al-Assad may have to be left out.
Jun 27, 2012 11:22AM ET
There was another painful reminder of the dangers faced by women in Egypt after the story of another attack on a Western journalist that sound painfully similar to the sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan last year.
Jun 27, 2012 10:21AM ET
An Iranian government-sponsored organization is developing a videogame called The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict, a game that if played right, presumably doesn't end well for the Satanic Verses author.
Jun 27, 2012 6:46AM ET
Despite major defections and an increasing tough and brutal resistance, intelligence officials in the United States say that Syria's government is unlikely to fall anytime soon.
Jun 25, 2012 8:51PM ET
The Saudi Arabian woman most likely to compete in this summer's Olympic Games, 20-year-old show jumper Dalma Malhas, does not qualify.
Jun 25, 2012 5:36PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: Iran cheers the end of a computer virus, paywalls give an unexpected boost to state-run newspapers and America's propaganda arms faces a setback in Iraq.
Jun 25, 2012 10:55AM ET
Just in time to ruin Gay Pride month, a media relations director for the Salvation Army had no problem reminding us and the queer journalists he was talking to that gays should be put to death.
Jun 25, 2012 6:44AM ET
In an interview that won't sit well with leaders in Israel, Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Mursi says he wants to build closer ties with Iran and will "reconsider" the Camp David Accord that has kept the peace between his country and Israel for more than 30 years.
Jun 25, 2012 5:45AM ET
Six senior officers, including a general and two colonels, have defected along with 30 other soldiers from Syria's army and arrived in Turkey.
Jun 24, 2012 10:43PM ET
Women in Saudi Arabia are forbidden from driving, but they can now compete in this summer's Olympic Games. Well, one of them can.
Jun 24, 2012 8:50PM ET
Lonesome George, a giant and awesome tortoise believed to be the last of his subspecies, died on Sunday at the Galapagos National Park.
Jun 24, 2012 12:29PM ET
It was announced Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi defeated former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik to become Egypt's first elected President.
Jun 23, 2012 3:31PM ET
This is slightly embarrassing. Mexican authorities celebrated the arrest of a man they claimed to be the son a powerful drug cartel leader on Thursday, but then admitted they were wrong and had actually arrested a car salesman.
Jun 23, 2012 11:40AM ET
Turkey and Syria are currently working together to locate the wreckage of the downed Turkish fighter jet shot over Syrian airspace on Friday, but the world is waiting to see how Turkey is going to respond.
Jun 22, 2012 5:01PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: China tells Burma democracy isn't that great, Saudi Arabia funds propaganda in Syria, and American propagandists lose work.
Jun 22, 2012 4:01PM ET
Someone has unearthed footage from the early times of man, when beings were only just starting to confront the complicated realities of scientific experimentation and wearing lipstick at the same time.
Jun 22, 2012 1:34PM ET
Neighborly relations between Syria and Turkey were already deteriorating, and now Syria has downed a Turkish war plane, according to reports.
Jun 22, 2012 12:37PM ET
Human organs, exotic pets, drugs--those are types of things we think of when someone says black market trade. In Sweden, they trade in illicit foreign strawberries.
Jun 22, 2012 11:32AM ET
In this week's Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Savodnik sheds light on two very profitable and symbiotic American exports in the Middle East: Fast food and bariatric surgery.
Jun 22, 2012 11:14AM ET
It's a nerve-rattling Friday for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as his last chance for freedom hangs precariously in the balance.
Jun 22, 2012 10:03AM ET
Today: Gwynnie and Chrissie have a new L.A. pad, Lana Del Rey got a job, and Russell Brand is sexual catnip.