More mass graves found in northeast Mexico

2011-06-08 13:43:54

Seven more mass graves with 47 bodies were discovered at a farm in the northeast Mexican state of Tamaulipas, bringing the total of the bodies found at the site to 193, authorities said Tuesday.

Cat curfew? A purrfect remedy for wildlife attack

2011-06-08 13:32:27

Cats in several suburbs ofthe Australian capital will be ordered to curl up inside from dusk to dawn under a curfew that hopes to curb overnight attacks on native wildlife.

Grenade attack kills 3 policemen in Colombia

2011-06-08 13:20:55

A grenade attack killed three police officers on Monday and injured at least 10 others in Colombia, authorities said Tuesday.

Russia opposes UN condemnation of Syria

2011-06-08 13:15:56

Russia opposed a UN Security Council vote on condemning Syria's crackdown on anti-government protests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here Tuesday.

Former Mexican state governor arrested for embezzlement

2011-06-08 13:07:27

A former governor of the poverty-stricken Mexican state of Chiapas was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing funds meant to rebuild the state after it was hit by hurricane Stan in 2005.

Heavy rains kill at least 12 in Haiti

2011-06-08 11:28:14

Haiti's civil protection authorities said Tuesday at least 12 people had been killed recently by heavy rains.

Uruguay: Cause sought for 600 dead penguins

2011-06-08 10:53:45

Authorities in Uruguay say they have found about 600 dead penguins washed up on the Atlantic coast since Saturday. Experts are trying to determine what has killed the animals.

Obama toasts Merkel at Rose Garden dinner

2011-06-08 10:07:17

President Barack Obama has toasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Rose Garden dinner as an extraordinary leader. He also used Tuesday's dinner to present Merkel with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Libya: NATO attacks on Tripoli kill 31

2011-06-08 10:04:52

The government of Muammar Gaddafi said NATO strikes on Tripoli on Tuesday killed 31 people, adding that Western leaders were not seeking a peaceful solution but escalation.

Early Hitler letter on Jews unveiled in NYC

2011-06-08 10:01:13

The signature under the typewritten words on yellowing sheets of nearly century-old paper is unmistakable: Adolf Hitler, with the last few scribbled letters drooping downward.

Report urges world governments restructure

2011-06-08 09:55:48

World governments should redesign their structures and processes to address challenges in the 21st century, a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday.

Syrian ambassador to France denies resignation

2011-06-08 09:11:30

Syria's ambassador to France strongly denied a report on Tuesday that she had resigned in protest at the government's repression of protests, saying it was part of a campaign of disinformation against Damascus.