Palestinian leaders, using a new strategy, will return Thursday to the U.N. General Assembly in their latest bid to garner enhanced international recognition. After its failed bid to win United Nations recognition as an independent state, the Palestinian Authority is seeking non-member observer state status, one step up from its current status as a permanent observer.
The Palestinian United Nations bid explained
A landmark report to be released on Thursday by an independent inquiry led by Lord Justice Leveson could make recommendations that change Britain's media landscape irrevocably.
Mexico's federal police had harsh words Wednesday for an American-born accused drug lord who claimed he paid off top security officials. Edgar Valdez Villarreal has repeatedly "tried to blackmail authorities to obtain privileges," Mexico's Public Safety Secretariat said. "Held in a federal maximum security prison, he has tried to get benefits during his stay, including threatening hunger strikes to pressure them." Police released the statement after Mexico's Reforma newspaper published a letter purportedly from the alleged drug lord, a former Texas high school football star known as "La Barbie" because of his blue eyes and light complexion. In the letter, Valdez claims that Mexico's top security officials have received bribes from him, "from drug trafficking and from organized crime."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Havana early Wednesday for a new round of medical treatment, Cuban state media reported.
Robin van Persie scored after just 33 seconds as Manchester United maintained their slim advantage at the top of the English Premier League Wednesday with a 1-0 win over West Ham.
Just breathe. OK, now take a moment. And then go stay in a hotel for a week. That's just what Cynthia Stafford did after winning $112 million in the California lottery. Stafford's winnings may seem like chump change compared to the $550 million Powerball jackpot that players across the country were just sure they would win Wednesday night.
You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119." But the reality was much more explosive. It was a top-secret plan, developed by the U.S. Air Force, to look at the possibility of detonating a nuclear device on the moon.
The officer who oversaw security at the military base where Bradley Manning was held for a time said on Wednesday he was not pressured by superiors to keep the Army private accused of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website in a high-level lockup and under constant watch.