Abnormal lead levels have been detected in at least 615 children living near a smelting plant in northwest China, state media reported Thursday.
The Israeli military and police were investigating a report Thursday that an Israeli solider may have been kidnapped.
Schools, colleges and cinema halls in India’s commercial capital of Mumbai have been ordered to shut over a mounting H1N1 scare, officials said Wednesday.
Four boys ages 9 to 14 have been charged with sexual assaulting an 8-year old girl, police in Phoenix, Arizona, said Wednesday.
Almost half a year after they were arrested, two Australian businessmen have been formally charged with fraud by authorities in the United Arab Emirates.
More than 10,000 homes have been destroyed from an earthquake that struck southwest China, state media reported.
A Belgian ship and its crew captured by Somali pirates two months ago have been released, the Belgium government said Sunday.
Four people reportedly have been stabbed at St. Joseph’s High School in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada
Key figures connected to the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley have been arrested, Pakistani authorities said.
Two dozen people believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were still missing Wednesday, Pakistani authorities said.