|New Paraguay leaders promise more free milk
Paraguay exports enough soy, wheat and corn to feed 80 million people, and its rivers provide abundant fresh water. But many of its children are malnourished, and others don't have clean drinking water.
|Georgian ex-prime minister jailed for 2 months
A court in Georgia has ordered that a former prime minister be held in jail for two months pending trial on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office.
|Mexico drug cartel dominates, torches western state
A drug cartel has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a reign of terror on the western Mexico state of Michoacan, officials said.
|Vatican releases first report of financial watchdog
Bowing to pressure from global financial circles, the Vatican on Wednesday published the first annual report from its new financial watchdog agency -- as part of an effort to offer as much transparency as possible.
|Captain of Italian shipwreck not frightened of prison
The captain of the cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy more than a year ago, said Wednesday that he's not frightened by the prospect of going to prison.
|Police arrest Dominican accused of raping 60 women
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested a man suspected of raping at least 60 women over the past two years, officials said Wednesday.
|UN concerned by new reports of chemical weapons in Syria
The top Mideast envoy to the United Nations said Wednesday that there are mounting reports of chemical weapons use in Syria.
|Activity from Costa Rican volcano triggers evacuation
Scientists said on Wednesday that one of Costa Rica's largest volcanoes is spewing clouds of ash and gas, and setting off a small-scale evacuation.
|Four Americans with terror ties killed since 2009
U.S. Attorney General and chief law enforcement official Eric Holder said that a total of four American citizens -- who are suspected to be involved in terrorist activities -- have been killed in military drone strikes since 2009.
|Palestinians have little faith in US peace effort
Palestinians believe the U.S. effort to restart peace talks is doomed, and they're preparing instead to resume their campaign of seeking membership in key international organizations.