The Russian law that bans adoptions by U.S. families will take effect in one year instead of this month, Russia's semiofficial news agency RIA Novosti reported Thursday.
A series of blasts in the city of Quetta in southwest Pakistan killed 93 people and wounded 169 Thursday, police said.
Heightened sectarian tensions erupted into violence Thursday in a wave of attacks that left at lest 12 people dead. Three of the victims were police officers, authorities said.
Health problems stopped Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from coming to Caracas for an inauguration ceremony Thursday, but there was still plenty of pomp and circumstance. Thousands of red-clad Chavez supporters packed the streets around the presidential palace for a symbolic swearing-in for the president's fourth term. Chavez is undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba and has not made a public appearance in a month.
A federal appeals court will consider Thursday whether photos of Osama bin Laden's body should be released.
The apparent assassination of three Kurdish women political activists in central Paris on Thursday, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community. Mystery swirls around the slayings, with no claim of responsibility or any indication from authorities as to who might have pulled the trigger.
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Up to half of the world's food is wasted, according to a new report that found production inefficiencies in developing countries and market and consumer waste in more advanced societies.
The U.S. Treasury alerted global financial firms on Thursday to watch out for any attempts by Iran to evade economic sanctions as they get tougher.
A young Sri Lankan woman has been executed with a sword in a small, dusty town in Saudi Arabia, thousands of miles from the lush jungles and idyllic beaches of the country where she grew up.
A group of killer whales that were trapped beneath ice and in danger of dying in Canada's Hudson Bay have so far not been seen Thursday, authorities said.
A man accused of working with convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout is under arrest in Australia, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.
A car exploded in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Thursday, but police say they don't think the blast was terror-related.