UN development chief hails Haiti’s progress two years after devastating earthquake

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (right) with President Michel Martelly of Haiti.

Asian population in US grew faster than any other ethnic group in last 10 yrs

The Asian population of the United States grew faster than any other racial or ethnic group in the last decade, according to a report.

Somali Pirates Free British Hostage Held Since September

A British woman held hostage for six months inside Somalia has been freed after a ransom was paid to her captors. The British Foreign Office said Wednesday she was being taken to a safe place.

Leaked documents show 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America after World War 2

Nine thousand Nazi war criminals reportedly fled to South America after World War II, leaked secret documents have revealed.

Sex-addicted Bonobo apes on brink of extinction

Bonobo apes, which live in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in central Africa and often have sex every few minutes, are now staring extinction in the face.

Belarus Executes Two Men Convicted in Metro Bombing

Belarus has executed two men convicted for a fatal 2011 metro bomb attack, despite protests from European human rights groups and calls for a re-trial.

Successful International Auction Raises Hopes for Cambodia's Artists

Peap Tarr stands in front of a painting he has up for sale as part of Cambodia's first high-level...

22 kids among 28 tourists killed in Switzerland coach crash

A bus carrying Belgian tourists has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in the Valais region of Switzerland, leaving 28...

167 human skeletons found in Mexican cave

Mexican authorities have found 167 human skeletons from about 50 years ago in a cave in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, prosecutors said.

BCB dampens 'revival of international cricket' hopes in Pakistan

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has dampened hopes of revival of international cricket in Pakistan, by objecting to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executives Committee's (CEC) decision to recommend non-neutral officials for a...