Magnitude-7 earthquake devastates Haiti
An injured boy is seen with a Red Cross volunteer after a magnitude-7 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 13, 2010. Officials fear that hundreds of thousands may have perished in the quake, but no casualty reports are confirmed. UPI/Matthew Marek/American Red Cross
Kenyan troops are preparing to launch a major offensive in 10 regions of Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab militants, a Kenyan military spokesman said.
The mid-Atlantic and New England states dug out of a snowstorm that killed at least 13 people and left millions without power and Halloween activities in doubt.
The United States denies it knew of abuse at Afghan prisons before a United Nations report was released in August, The Washington Post reported.
Actress Lindsay Lohan was handcuffed and held briefly on $100,000 bail Wednesday after a Los Angeles judge revoked the former child star's probation.
Hundreds of thousands rallied in Ramallah, West Bank, and Gaza Tuesday to celebrate the release of hundreds of prisoners freed by Israel.
Heavy flooding that has killed hundreds and deluged vast areas of Thailand for months headed toward Bangkok where evacuation planning was under way Thursday.
Gay rights advocates say they want gay men to have the right to donate blood, something currently prohibited under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy.
The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, faced with a severe shortage of fresh water, has declared a state of emergency, officials said.
The International Red Cross said people in rural parts of Afghanistan are paying the price for the conflict that has afflicted the country for the last decade.
Humanitarians say aid is still needed in Sirte, Libya, where Moammar Gadhafi loyalists are exchanging fire with members of the National Transitional Council.