July 9, 2013 The al-Qaida leader lived in at least six places in Pakistan. Incompetence led to his remaining undetected for nearly a decade, the report says, but some "connivance" cannot be ruled out.
July 8, 2013 But the Pakistani government report also criticized the country's military and spy authorities for not being able to prevent the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida's leader in May 2011. The confidential report was published Monday by Al Jazeera.
July 8, 2013 The agreement, which comes two months after a factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers, brings together several European retailers and labor unions. U.S. companies like Walmart and Gap are not part of the deal.
July 8, 2013 The Indonesian men caught a tiger cub in a snare meant for deer. Other tigers heard the cub's cries. One man died after his branch broke, tossing him to the ground, and the tigers attacked. The other five managed to hold out — and hold on — until help arrived.
July 5, 2013 The recent movie remake of The Great Gatsby hasn't opened in China yet. But the Chinese are no strangers to its themes of wealth, ambition and corruption. In fact, many Chinese argue that the excesses of America in the Roaring '20s mirror those in China today.
July 5, 2013 Tash Aw's Five Star Billionaire, set in Shanghai, explores the dynamic tumult of that city. Reviewer Ellah Allfrey says that Aw, with gentle compassion and keen understanding, shows his characters succumb to the lure of a city where everything seems possible.
June 30, 2013 Sometimes pictures do a better job of conveying what's going on in the world. Here are three images — two from Sunday and one from Saturday — that describe the nature of protests in Egypt, Brazil and Turkey.
June 30, 2013 If she had known about the human rights record of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's government, the singer would not have performed, her publicist says. Turkmenistan's use of torture and political imprisonments has been reported about extensively by the State Department and human rights watchdogs.