An Australian man sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in prison after his conviction on blasphemy charges in Saudi Arabia is headed home after his punishment was greatly reduced, officials said Thursday.
A bus carrying students and faculty from Abilene Christian University to a weekend mission project overturned Friday afternoon near Paint Rock, Texas, resulting in one death and multiple injuries, the school said.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned Friday the torching of a Monterrey casino that killed at least 52 people as "the most serious attack on civil society that the country has seen in a long time."
She arrived in Saudi Arabia from a small fishing village in Indonesia, a cheery 23-year-old eager to work as a maid to support her family back home. Four months later, Sumiati binti Mustapa Salan was recovering in a Medina hospital after being severely beaten by her employer, an Indonesian consulate official said.
Mexico's Institute of Social Security, which oversaw the day-care facility where 44 children died in a fire last week, removed its director in the state where the tragedy occurred, the state-run news agency Notimex reported.
Heavy clashes between Islamic insurgents and forces from the transitional government of Somalia Tuesday left at least 15 people dead and 60 others wounded, according to eyewitnesses, medics and residents.
While chain retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy began this year's Black Friday with their traditional throngs of bargain-hunting shoppers, things are quieter at small, independent shops throughout the nation.
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A U.S. citizen accused of participating in an alleged al Qaeda plot to assassinate President Bush testified Wednesday he was tortured by Saudi authorities into making confessions after his arrest in 2003.
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd -- whose reign was marked by unprecedented prosperity, but whose close ties with the United States stirred the passions of Islamic militants -- has died, Saudi Arabia's information minister announced Monday.
Defense attorneys in Scott Peterson's double murder trial have sought to portray their client's Modesto neighborhood as an area prone to robberies and homeless people in an effort to raise doubts that the defendant killed his pregnant wife, Laci.