US forces could move against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, President Barack Obama warned, notably if he deploys his chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him.
American long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad pushed ahead today, overcoming a night of lightning, rain and whipping winds in her latest bid to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Well-armed inmates in one of Venezuela's notoriously overcrowded prisons rioted over the weekend, killing 25 people, the government said.
Argentina has formally filed a complaint against the European Union, the World Trade Organization said today, challenging Spanish rules that the South American country argues discriminate against its biodiesel exports.
The aging tough guys of "Expendables 2" strong-armed the box office competition with a chart-topping $28.8 million in US and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates.
Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero was carried off on a stretcher clutching his knee after 13 minutes of their Premier League opener against Southampton today.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy today to berate the United States for threatening freedom of expression and called on President Barack Obama to end what he called a witch-hunt against his whistle-blowing website.