The Associated Press
  • Patience Jonathan remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that's lasted for days.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
  • It is the latest sign that President Bashar Assad is determined to solve the crisis on the battlefield even if many more of his people have to pay with their lives.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
  • Tokyo city officials and experts on a small boat conduct survey around Kitakojima, one of the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

    City officials planning to buy tiny islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China surveyed the area on a visit meant to send a message of ownership.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
  • An unidentified mine workers sing a dance during their meeting at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Two weeks ago 34 miners were shot and killed by police and more than 200 miners have appeared in court facing violent strike related incidents.

    Some 270 miners were charged Thursday with the murders of 34 striking colleagues who were shot and killed by South African police officers.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • In this file photo taken, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 file photo, Nigeria secret service officers stand guard, during a court hearing in Lagos, Nigeria. The Associated Press has learned, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, that personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria's top domestic spy agency, including home addresses and names of immediate family members, were leaked onto the Internet. The data about more than 60 employees of Nigeria's State Security Service remained easily accessible on the Internet.

    Personnel records were leaked onto the Internet in a threatening message that claimed to come from a radical Islamist sect that's killed hundreds of people this year alone.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
  • The canines apparently came from the forest searching for water, which is in short supply because a months-long drought has dried up local creeks.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 PM EST