The attack was meant to silence the outspoken teenager who dared to defy the Taliban's ban against girls in school. Instead, it only made Malala's voice more powerful. After a school year that started with a shooting, Malala now eyes a summer of speaking at the U.N., telling her story in a new book and amplifying the issue of girls education.
Norway opens Barents Sea area to offshore oil drilling in new move into Arctic
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court ordered the release of former prime minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday, because of a limit on pretrial detention in a corruption case for which he had been held since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
A New York man who allegedly wanted to kill President Obama and apparently blamed him for the recent Boston bombings has been arrested for trying to build and detonate a weapon of mass destruction -- an X-ray system that would emit deadly amounts of radiation and could be detonated remotely, according to the FBI.
A concordat with the Vatican has exempted the church from taxation but towns and cities are looking for loopholes to get at funding during austere times