Britain's public service broadcaster, the BBC, was caught up in a growing furor Saturday over claims that a late children's TV presenter sexually abused young women and girls, sometimes on its premises, in the 1960s and 1970s.
A man was charged Saturday in Wales with the murder and abduction of a 5-year-old girl, April Jones, who has been missing since Monday.
A North Korean soldier on guard duty at the border dividing the two Koreas defected Saturday, telling authorities who received him in the South that he killed his superiors before fleeing across the Military Demarcation Line.
Ugandan health officials are declaring the country free of an Ebola outbreak blamed for 17 deaths since late July.
The U.S. defense chief called on President Hamid Karzai to thank Americans for the sacrifices of those who fought and died in Afghanistan rather than level criticism at the United States.
Hugo Chavez's personal history is as colorful as his larger-than-life persona. He is seeking another six-year term as president of Venezuela. It was just in 1998 when he became the youngest person elected president of the country.
Henrique Capriles Radonski is the fast-rising conservative challenging President Hugo Chavez in Sunday's elections. At age 40, he has been a mayor, a parliament leader, a governor of a major state and now the candidate of an opposition coalition determined to knock Chavez out of the presidency.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri arrived early Saturday in New York after losing a years-long legal battle in Britain to avoid extradition to the United States to face a myriad of terror charges, officials said.
An increase in the number of brazen laser attacks on planes in the U.S. has reached an "epidemic level." According to a FBI blog post, the number of incidents is projected to reach 3,700 by the end of this year, compared to just 283 in 2005, a rise of more than 1,100 percent. Last year, there were 3,592 reported laser incidents, said the FAA.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred in their weekly addresses Saturday over whose vision and policies are best for the country
President Barack Obama's campaign raised $181 million in September, out-raising by far its previous monthly record, the campaign said in online posts Saturday.
President Barack Obama's campaign on Saturday released their second television ad which argues Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was dishonest at Wednesday's debate and in one of his own television ads.