The well-known spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Maulvi Umar, has been arrested, intelligence officials said Tuesday. Kim — who was president from 1998 to 2003 — won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea
Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
The death toll from a powerful cyclone that hit India and Bangladesh this week has climbed to at least 180, officials said Wednesday. In Bangladesh, some 111 people have died and more than 6,600 others have been injured in the storm, said Sultanul Islam Chowdhury from the country’s food and disaster management ministry
Authorities detained 95 people — all but two of them monks — after a crowd of more than 100 people attacked a police station in western China, state media said Sunday.
The number of people unemployed in the United Kingdom has topped 2 million for the first time in more than a decade, Britain’s Office for National Statistics said Wednesday.
Police in Houston, Texas, say they have busted a prostitution ring that may involve more than 1,500 clients, including professional athletes, doctors and lawyers.
Law enforcement officials arrested more than 500 people, and took custody of 48 juveniles in a coordinated 29-city weekend sweep aimed at combating child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday.