Storm drops over a foot of snow on eastern US

A winter storm reaching from Texas to New England closed schools, canceled nearly 3,000 flights and stranded hundreds of drivers overnight in Kentucky, where as much as 21.5 inches (55 cm) of snow fell.

New Year violence across Colombia kills 24

New Year celebrations in Colombia were marred by violence as 24 people died in various incidents across the country, a drop in deaths from last year, officials said.

Rolling Stone asks Columbia to probe flawed rape story

US magazine Rolling Stone said Monday it has asked the highly regarded Columbia Journalism School to look into its discredited story about a gang rape at a major American university.

Eight shot dead outside Colombian city

Eight men were shot dead outside the southwestern Colombian city of Cali, authorities said Saturday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast vs Japan – As it happened...

Live coverage from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan being played at Arena Pernambuco, Recife.

Candidates in Colombia`s presidential election

President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga are in a tight race ahead of a second-round vote on June 15 for Colombia`s top job, in an election campaign being held against a backdrop of peace talks with Marxist rebels.

Three dead, 13 missing in collapse of mine in Colombia

A collapse at one of Colombia`s many unlicensed mines has killed three people and left another 13 missing under tons of mud and rock, rescue officials said.

Pharrell Williams announces album date

Pharrell Williams is all set to unveil his new album `G I R L` on March 3.

Three killed in mall shooting near US capital

Three people died Saturday in a shooting at a shopping mall popular with young families in a suburb of the US capital, authorities said Saturday, as they searched for a motive and possibly more victims.

Divisions erupt as Columbia rebels criticize their own

In the latest sign of division amongst Colombia`s FARC rebels as peace talks continue, the group`s leadership on Friday made a rare condemnation of an attack by some of its own guerillas.

Greece to host South Korea in friendly

Greece will face South Korea on March 5 in a friendly preparation match in Athens for the 2014 World Cup, the Greek football federation announced Thursday.

Mehta in semis of World Games; Advani loses

India`s numero uno snooker player, Aditya Mehta remained on course to win a gold medal in the ongoing World Games after securing a hard-fought victory against pre-tournament favourite Perry Raymond in the quarterfinals of the quadrennial event at Cali, Columbia.

Srinivasan will serve with distinction: Obama

US President Barack Obama described Srikanth Sri Srinivasan as a "trailblazer" who personifies the best of America and expressed confidence that he will serve as a judge "with distinction".

FARC, government to resume talks; 7 die in Columbia

Five FARC militants, a policeman and a soldier were killed in recent days, authorities said as peace talks aimed at ending the long-running conflict were set to resume.

Colombia crush Bolivia in Conmebol qualifier

Colombia defeated Bolivia 5-0 in front of 42,000 fans gathered in the Metropolitano stadium here, during the South American qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Football Cup.

Colombian docufilm presents Ganges in new light

The ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela described often as the "greatest show on earth" across the world has been a magnet for tourists, who travel to witness the mega gathering of humanity on the banks of the Ganges in Allahabad.

Olympics: Federer eyes medals in both singles and doubles

Switzerland`s Roger Federer has his eyes on medals from both singles and doubles after his stuttering victory in the men`s singles first round against Alejandro Falla of Columbia at the London Olympics.

Colombia: 13 killed in military chopper crash

Officials in Colombia say a Colombian air force helicopter has crashed near the Caribbean coast and all 13 people aboard have been killed.

More firings likely at US Secret Service: Lawmaker

Eight other Secret Service employees remain on administrative leave and have had their top-secret clearance revoked.