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Dec 16, 2013 3:24PM ET
Vitali Klitschko, also known as "Dr. Ironfist," a professional boxer and leader in the pro-West revolution in Ukraine, has retired from fighting and forfeited his heavyweight title.
Dec 16, 2013 12:48PM ET
A recent survey conducted by global research firm IPSOS across 20 countries, found that a whopping 71% of Chinese say they gauge their success by the things they own.
Dec 16, 2013 12:44PM ET
The journalistic advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has released its annual World Press Freedom Index, a ranking of the countries with the best and worst treatment for journalists trying to do their job.
Dec 16, 2013 11:53AM ET
Uncles aren't the only thing being purged from North Korea these days. It now appears most of the country's state-run news archive has gone missing.
Dec 16, 2013 9:35AM ET
The fall-out from the now-infamous deaf interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa got even worse on Monday.
Dec 16, 2013 9:08AM ET
China's state television has released video footage taken by the country's Jade Rabbit lunar probe, which successfully landed on the moon on Saturday.
Dec 16, 2013 8:09AM ET
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said today that an overnight coup has been averted, blaming former Vice President Riek Machar for leading the attempt.
Dec 16, 2013 3:46AM ET
Th number of reported polio cases worldwide rose from 2012 to 2013, even as health organizations step up their effort to fully eradicate the disease.
Dec 16, 2013 12:56AM ET
Iran state media reported on Saturday that they had sent a monkey into space as the country tiptoes towards manned space flight.
Dec 16, 2013 12:37AM ET
Dåligt uppförande! In the biggest scandal to rock IKEA since it served horse meatballs, the top executives at the furniture store's French unit are being investigated for spying on potential and current employees and their own customers.
Dec 15, 2013 5:13PM ET
After months of rumours, The New York Times is reporting that Chinese president Xi Jinping is formally opening an inquiry into a powerful member of the Communist Party's innermost circle: its former chief of domestic security.
Dec 15, 2013 11:58AM ET
Not only is Kim Jong-Un's aunt not dead – a fate that befell her husband, Jang Sung-taek, who was executed as a traitor this week in North Korea – she's earned herself something of a promotion.
Dec 15, 2013 10:12AM ET
This won't do anything to quell Rush Limbaugh's outsize ego: Pope Francis, the most powerful Catholic on the planet, has responded to charges he is a Marxist.
Dec 14, 2013 1:03PM ET
As if yet another tragic death at one of its work sites wasn't enough, Brazil's 2014 World Cup organizers have another issue to contend with: a work stoppage on the stadium in Curitiba, according to the Associated Press.
Dec 14, 2013 11:30AM ET
After cancelling his Friday flight and suggesting he was snubbed from his close friend Nelson Mandela's funeral by the government, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has changed his mind, saying he will indeed attend the ceremony.
Dec 14, 2013 10:02AM ET
In what sounds like a high-stakes game of naval chicken, an American missile cruiser narrowly dodged China's first-ever aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
Dec 14, 2013 9:34AM ET
A Chinese lunar rover landed Saturday, making China the third country to ever successfully 'soft-land' on the moon.
Dec 13, 2013 5:21PM ET
Senator John McCain will visit the Ukraine in the wake of a violent government crackdown on protesters in the capital of Kiev.
Dec 13, 2013 1:13PM ET
Like the AP, the The New York Times and ABC News withheld the story about Robert Levinson's CIA work from the public due to fears for his safety.
Dec 13, 2013 12:54PM ET
In the reports surrounding Jang Song Thaek's death, one image that keeps popping up is the shocked faces of North Koreans reading the newspaper on these weird stands located in Pyongyang's subway terminals.
Dec 13, 2013 11:14AM ET
Targeted killings are billed as a way for the U.S. and Yemeni government to combat al Qaeda in the most effective way possible. But if the attacks are not carried out correctly the results could backfire.
Dec 13, 2013 10:30AM ET
Thamasanqa Jantjie, better known as the "fake" deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, reportedly faced a series of criminal charges in South Africa, including murder.
Dec 13, 2013 7:53AM ET
Australia on Friday reversed a ruling allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory, canceling the marriages of more than two dozen gay couples who were wed just last Saturday.
Dec 12, 2013 11:53PM ET
Come to Bayer's Bee Care Center and learn how Bayer-made pesticides -- which were banned by the European Union for killing bees -- are perfectly harmless
Dec 12, 2013 8:36PM ET
The United Nations has finally issued its report on whether or not chemical weapons were used in Syria. The verdict: they were -- at least five times -- but we still don't know which side used them.
Dec 12, 2013 6:12PM ET
Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared in Iran in 2007, was in the country working for the CIA.
Dec 12, 2013 5:01PM ET
North Korea said on Thursday that its government had executed Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.
Dec 12, 2013 12:50PM ET
On Wednesday Megyn Kelly brought our attention to the War on Santa Claus, waged by people who care about things like being "inclusive" or whatever. But the global war on Santa is far worse.
Dec 12, 2013 11:37AM ET
Two death row inmates in Japan were killed today, following a controversial procedure where inmates are given a just a few hours notice before they are hanged.
Dec 12, 2013 11:12AM ET
Here are some of the best bets that you might have made in 2013.