CHICAGO - Former US president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Tuesday after falling ill on a plane flight during a hectic book tour, but is fine and should soon resume his work, a spokeswoman told AFP.
LAGOS – Gunmen hijacked a school bus and kidnapped 15 children in Nigeria's oil-rich south, demanding a $130,000 ransom on Tuesday, police said, in a shocking new twist to abductions in the region.
SYDNEY, Australia - Long-lost footage of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module will be screened in public for the first time in Sydney next week, a prominent astronomer told AFP.
LUCKNOW, India - An Indian court will rule on Thursday whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a demolished mosque in northern India, a judgement haunted by memories of 1992 riots that killed some 2,000 people.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has yet to decide whether he will leave the Obama administration to run for mayor of Chicago, although an announcement could come as early as Friday, a source close to Emanuel said on Monday.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan will launch an investigation into how many hours people in the technology sector work after a 29-year-old engineer allegedly worked himself to death, an official said Tuesday.
MOSCOW, Russia - President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday fired Moscow's strongman mayor Yury Luzhkov, dramatically ending an 18-year rule that transformed the Russian capital but also attracted bitter controversy.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - President Barack Obama travels across the United States this week to try to regenerate enthusiasm among voters -- particularly young ones -- whose support Democrats desperately need if they hope to hold onto their majorities in the U.S. Congress on Nov. 2.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed on Tuesday the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, Mohammad Kazim Allahyar, and five other people, a top police official said.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il gave his youngest son his first public title on Tuesday, naming him a general in a move analysts said marked the first stage of dynastic succession in the secretive state.