February 12, 2013 The rebels say they captured war planes and bombs in taking the air base. The rebels have been targeting the bases in an attempt to prevent the Syrian army from resupplying troops in the north.
February 12, 2013 A year ago, there was speculation that Kim Jong Un might be different from his father and grandfather. North Korea's nuclear muscle-flexing has all but silenced that discussion.
February 12, 2013 The world is close to wiping out polio, as the number of new cases is at an all-time low. But recent violence against polio vaccinators threatens to reverse this progress. Recently, gunmen killed nine polio vaccinators in Nigeria, mirroring attacks in Pakistan in December.
February 12, 2013 Some U.S. meat producers add an obscure chemical called ractopamine to the feed that they give to their pigs, cattle or turkeys. But Russian safety officials haven't approved it, and they've stopped U.S. meat imports – worth a half-billion-dollars a year – until those imports are ractopamine-free.
February 12, 2013 Analysts also say North Korea's claim that the device was smaller and lighter than ones it previously tested might be a sign it has moved closer to being able to fit a weapon on to a missile. Leaders around the world are condemning North Korea's actions.