Nov 19, 2013 10:01AM ET
Today is the first day of Rob Ford's "firewalled" mayorship of Toronto, after the City Council stripped him of most of his powers in a vote on Monday afternoon.
Nov 19, 2013 9:49AM ET
Brazil’s agriculture ministry was forced to declare a state of emergency this week in its main crop growing region, Mato Grosso, due to an infestation of the little caterpillars.
Nov 19, 2013 6:33AM ET
Two explosions went off outside the Iranian embassy in Lebanon on Tuesday morning, killing at least 23 people and wounding hundreds more.
Nov 18, 2013 5:34PM ET
Last week President Obama apologized for, and tried to fix, the flawed rollout of Healthcare.gov. It didn't go well, and the foreign press noticed.
Nov 18, 2013 4:04PM ET
At a special city council meeting called to debate striping most of his remaining power, Ford mimicked one fellow city councillor over past drunk driving accusations and tackled another. Ice Cube would agree today was not a good day for Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
Nov 18, 2013 1:57PM ET
The latest market opportunity for entrepreneurs in China? Polluted air.
Nov 18, 2013 11:35AM ET
The crack-smoking, hard drinking, drunk-driving, allegedly pill-popping, allegedly coke-snorting, allegedly hooker-cavorting Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, has dreams of one day running his great country straight into the ground.
Nov 18, 2013 11:30AM ET
The latest chapter of Prime Minister David Cameron's ongoing plan to enact a ban on porn is set to happen today when he announces that anyone who possesses a porn depicting rape (simulated or not) can face up to three years in jail — the same amount of prison time as the average sentence for actual sexual assault in the United States.
Nov 18, 2013 8:41AM ET
Shootings at the office of the left-wing Libération newspaper and at the Societe Generale bank have Paris on high alert this morning.
Nov 18, 2013 2:47AM ET
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf will stand trial for treason, the country's interior ministry announced this weekend.
Nov 17, 2013 7:10PM ET
The Bloomberg journalist who wrote a controversial spiked story about connections between Chinese billionaires and powerful government officials has been suspended, and will likely lose his job, for leaking the newsroom tumult story to other outlets
Nov 17, 2013 11:01AM ET
The scandal engulfing Toronto city hall gets sadder and sadder as each day passes. As the embattled mayor, Rob Ford, fights to hold on to his last crumbs of power, the notoriously penny-pinching politician gave each member of his staff a hefty raise Friday.
Nov 15, 2013 11:10PM ET
The ongoing attempt to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles hit a hurdle today, when Albania dared to refuse to host 1,300 tons of mustard gas and sarin.
Nov 15, 2013 6:31PM ET
Intense fighting on the streets of Tripoli between Libyan militia groups and armed residents left at least 32 people dead and nearly 400 people wounded on Friday
Nov 15, 2013 5:18PM ET
The very weird story of Rob Ford took a turn towards the sad on Friday, after the Toronto Star published a report on a police investigation into a possible case of domestic abuse in the Ford household.
Nov 15, 2013 2:57PM ET
Among a raft of reforms China announced today was the abolition of its “education-through-labor” camps, known as laojiao. But according to Human Rights Watch, the government has considered replacing it with another system, which also allows long-term detention without trial.
Nov 15, 2013 11:57AM ET
The Detroit homeowner who shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride earlier this month has finally been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, the Associated Press reports.
Nov 15, 2013 9:04AM ET
In one of the more embarrassing showings of goodwill in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, China initially pledged $100,000 of foreign aid to the Philippines, far less than even some private donors.
Nov 15, 2013 8:09AM ET
In a stunning reversal of some long-standing policies, China's ruling Communist Party announced a series of sweeping reforms on Friday, including a plan to abolish its notorious "re-education" camps
Nov 15, 2013 2:20AM ET
A United Nations interpreter didn't realize her microphone was on whilst being candid with her colleagues on Thursday night during a General Assembly meeting.
Nov 14, 2013 4:34PM ET
Every day, more than 100 million items are posted to the microblogging service sometimes called “China’s Twitter.” And every day, teams of censors comb through the posts in search of anything that challenges what the government likes to call a “harmonious society.”
Nov 14, 2013 2:58PM ET
Rob Ford, who is still somehow the Mayor of Toronto, had a busy Thursday, from a foul-mouthed moment on live TV to his decision to seek help for his addictions to his pledge to sue staff members who told the police about his alcohol and drug use.
Nov 14, 2013 1:23PM ET
A passenger train in the West Bengal region of India mowed down a herd of elephants, killing five adult and two baby pachyderm, in an all-too-common collision between the animals and machines.
Nov 14, 2013 9:42AM ET
At least one government official has lost their job because of the response to Typhoon Haiyan, but not because he failed to keep the peace or couldn't get food and supplies to right place. It's because he gave a lot of people some bad information.
Nov 13, 2013 12:21PM ET
Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to buying illegal drugs within the last two years during an intense, heated city council meeting Wednesday that saw lawmakers deliver a petition and an official motion urging him to step aside. Plus: more alleged drugs, hookers and young women who were promised while smoking joints with the mayor!
Nov 13, 2013 10:09AM ET
The long-gestating mystery of a British spy found dead, in his own bathtub, inside a duffle bag appeared to reach its conclusion Wednesday, though it is one that won't satisfy a lot of people.
Nov 12, 2013 4:18PM ET
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the city will demolish Turner Field once the Braves move away in 2017. That makes Turner Field just the latest of the many, repeated instances of stadiums built for the Olympics quickly falling into disuse and irrelevance.
Nov 12, 2013 11:00AM ET
The tragic stories and devastating images from the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan are inescapable, but in the aftermath there are also stories of hope, determination, courage, and kindness. Here are some of them.
Nov 12, 2013 2:51AM ET
Reports are coming out of North Korea that the isolated nation publicly executed 80 people this month, some for minor offenses.
Nov 12, 2013 2:03AM ET
Relief efforts continue after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines over the weekend.