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The Cuban government is expressing concern over a hunger strike launched by a U.S. government subcontractor imprisoned on the island.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.
A Sri Lankan women's rights group said Wednesday that the government is arresting innocent female relatives of males it suspects are trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group and the women are suffering from ill treatment.
India's stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has strengthened on signs that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the largest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections that began this week and run until May 12.
Italian authorities say some 4,000 migrants have been rescued at sea in the past 48 hours as the exodus from Libya continues unabated.
An Israeli government official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his ministers to stop holding meetings and talks with their Palestinian counterparts.
As the brilliant orange glow of another Australian sunset fades and the raucous engines of the search planes stop whirring, the men and women who keep this high-profile operation in the air switch on the floodlights and get busy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is suggesting that Russia isn't doing enough to defuse tensions in Ukraine, and is calling for an international monitoring mission to be strengthened.
A South African state prosecutor began cross-examining Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius Wednesday on the third day of the runner's testimony in his murder trial.
British Culture Secretary Maria Miller, who was in charge of legislation on press regulation and gay marriage, has resigned following a row over her parliamentary expense account.
Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs has hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people.
A rare Ming Dynasty cup that's more than 500 years old has fetched $36 million at a Hong Kong auction, smashing the previous world record price for Chinese porcelain.
Mexican authorities have confirmed that members of a tiny, mysterious evangelical sect had "adopted" about a dozen children who vanished from a Mexico City children's shelter in 2008.
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and a member of the mockumentary series "Trailer Park Boys" have joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's re-election team.
Spain's Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a petition by the powerful northeastern Catalonia region to allow an independence referendum, a decision that is likely to increase the divide between both sides.
Chilean officials say some pre-Columbian mummies buried in the northern Atacama desert have been damaged by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks that hit the country last week.
A medical official says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left the hospital where he was treated for eight days for pneumonia and related problems.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has approved a budget framework that puts economic growth at 0.8 percent this year.
The founder of Austrian firearms maker Glock has bought a prize-winning stallion for 11 million euros ($15.15 million), in one of the priciest purchases of its kind.
Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president.