June 23, 2013 The Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for the attack that killed nine mountaineers and a local guard at the Nanga Parbat base camp, about 150 miles from Islamabad.
June 22, 2013 Revelations that the NSA spied on foreign Internet communications are a particularly sensitive issue in Germany, where memories of privacy intrusions under Communist rule in the East remain vivid. But the German government itself is beefing up existing surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism.
June 21, 2013 The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there's an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into "a rubbery mass."
June 21, 2013 The Guardian newspaper pins the revelation on more documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The paper says the British government collects a vast amount of information in an indiscriminate manner.
June 21, 2013 Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, was convicted of stealing personal information from a Swedish bank and a U.K.-based consultancy.
June 20, 2013 The Afghan government reportedly pulled out of talks because the Taliban used the name Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the plaque of its office in Qatar. It's not the only time disputed names have stymied diplomacy. We look at some past examples.
June 20, 2013 A Costa Rican woman was reportedly cured of a severe brain injury when her family prayed to the late pontiff.
June 19, 2013 More than 1,000 people were killed in the factory collapse in Bangladesh in April. Spanish companies were among those whose clothes were made at the facility. But there's a clash between the allure of low-cost fast fashion and consumer awareness of working conditions. A Spanish artist is doing her bit: She's drawing attention to workers' plight.
June 19, 2013 The account has gained more than 100,000 followers worldwide in less than six months. Followers, who represent a wide variety of professions and religions, are convinced the language of the ancient Romans is perfectly suited to 21st century social media.
June 18, 2013 Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.