Russian icebreakers set out to aid a group of Russian seamen whose ship is trapped in ice. The two ice breakers had to leave a refrigeration vessel.
France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel vowed to give the eurozone bloc a "true economic government" but experts said their pledges were not enough to defuse the debt crisis.
Osama bin Laden may be gone but, 10 years after the September 11 attacks, the United States is still left with his unfinished legacy. Its economy, military and justice system have been radically altered - and the Al Qaeda leader forever shattered the illusion that Americans were safe between their shores.
Syrian troops pull out from the flashpoint protest city of Deir Ezzor after a 15-day operation to crush protests.
A federal magistrate has ordered an Australian man accused of attaching a fake bomb to a teenager's neck as part of an extortion plot to be jailed in Louisville, Kentucky pending an extradition hearing.
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak appears on a stretcher for the opening of his murder trial in Cairo, as his two sons stand by his side in the dock.
When the sun sets and shops close, Pakistan's gold scavengers come to life, sifting through dirt and sewers for precious yellow scraps they can turn to profit.
Norway's prime minister Jens Stoltenberg announces an independent review tasked with drawing lessons from last week's massacre as it emerged that police efforts to apprehend the gunman were hit by engine trouble.
A plane carrying 10 tons of urgently needed nutritional supplements to treat malnourished children has landed in famine-hit Somalia.
The lawyer for the gunman behind last week's attacks in Norway lays out his feelings about the case and his client, painting a picture of a cold and paranoid "warrior" who appears to be insane.
Anders Breivik, the man who's confessed to killing scores of people in Norway last Friday, has had his first court hearing. He told investigators he expects to spend the rest of his life in prison.
The investigators who collected the genetic evidence used to convict American student Amanda Knox of murder in Italy made a series of glaring errors, including using a dirty glove and not wearing caps, two independent forensic experts said.
The Norwegian royal couple, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and other ministers attended a sombre mass at Oslo cathedral on Sunday in memory of the 93 people killed in the twin attacks.
On the first day that same-sex weddings became legal in New York and gay couples began exchanging wedding vows across the state, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg presided over the wedding of two of his top aides, John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz.
Jorgen Benone survived the Utoeya island massacre by swimming at sea. He recalls how a gunman dressed as a policeman tried to lure participants at a youth camp closer to him before opening fire indiscriminately.
A powerful bomb tore into the heart of Norway, killing at least seven people as it ripped open buildings including the prime minister's office.
French-speaking separatists in Canada's province of Quebec have opposed to British rule for centuries. The most radical among them have formed a militia, training for a day when they may have to take up arms to fight for their independence.
Children in drought-struck Somalia are suffering from a range of war crimes including systematic recruitment by Islamist insurgents, Amnesty International said.
The London-based rights group urged international action to protect the rights of children in war-torn Somalia, where tens of thousands are fleeing extreme drought.
Serbia have arrested Goran Hadzic, the one-time Croatian Serb rebel leader accused of mass murder and the last remaining fugitive wanted by the UN war crimes court in The Hague.
The United Nations has declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia and is considering whether to send its food agency back into the region after Islamist rebels appealed for help to face a drought threatening millions.
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