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Watchdog Group: Iran Unrest 'Full-Blown Rights Crisis'

Iran's postelection unrest is a "full-blown human rights crisis," a watchdog group said Sunday, calling on Tehran to free government critics detained during the crackdown.

Confirmed Death Toll from Haiti Quake Tops 150,000

The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has topped 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area alone, the communications minister said Sunday, with many more thousands dead around the country or still buried under the rubble.

Bin Laden Takes Credit for Christmas Day Bomb Attempt

Al Qaeda leader Usama Bin Laden issued a new audio message claiming responsibility for the Christmas day airline bombing attempt in Detroit and vowed further attacks.

Officials Describe Arrest of Christmas Day Bomber

In interviews with The Associated Press, U.S. officials described for the first time the details of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's arrest Dec. 25 at Detroit Metro Airport.

Tens of Thousands of Venezuelans Protest Hugo Chavez

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans opposed to President Hugo Chavez took to the streets Saturday, blaming him for rolling blackouts, water rationing, widespread crime and other problems they say are making daily life increasingly difficult.

Not the Speech He Wanted?

With no chance of making passage of health care reform the centerpiece of State of the Union, Obama is expected to take a different tone after tough week for Dems

Haitian Orphans Arrive in U.S.

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Russian Skaters Cause Outrage With Aborigine Costume

Two of Russia's champion ice skaters have caused outrage after dressing as Aborigines for a competition.

Forces Train to Take Kandahar Before Taliban Comeback

The U.S. dispatched nearly 300 military police to Kandahar in August, rushing to train a police force capable of blunting a Taliban comeback.

U.N. Climate Change Expert Cites More Errors in Report

The Indian head of the U.N. climate change panel defended his position Friday even as further errors were identified in the panel's assessment of Himalayan glaciers.