• British intelligence agencies are planning to install an unspecified number of spy devices along Britain's telecommunications network.

    Snow falls on the Houses of Parliament on January 18, 2013 in London, England.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2013, 8:57 AM EST
  • In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, hugely popular Japanese girl band AKB48 members.

    Pictures of Minami Minegishi have been splashed across Japanese newspapers and triggered heated discussion on Twitter and television talk shows.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    A French court allows them to seek identify authors of anti-Semitic messages that circulated Twitter last fall.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 24, 2013, 11:05 AM EST
  • A man holding a framed image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

    Rallies held across the nation hours before announcement that Hugo Chavez was responding favorably to treatment for a respiratory infection.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 14, 2013, 2:44 PM EST
  • With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers may fail to elect anyone for only the second time.

    For only the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction to Cooperstown, sending a powerful signal that stars of the Steroids Era will be held to a different standard.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 10, 2013, 12:40 PM EST
  • A Bahraini protester holds a placard bearing the name of jailed rights activist Nabeel Rajab on June 7 2012.

    Dozens of bloggers, online activists — and even a poet in Qatar — have been detained or prosecuted across the Western-allied Gulf.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 09, 2013, 12:01 PM EST