British researchers have called for making tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS to be made harder to pass as half of all foreign doctors in Britain do not have the necessary skills to work here. The University College London has said they found a performance gap between international and UK medical graduates and has suggested raising the pass marks from 63% to 76%.
April 19, 2014 6:16am
In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic.
April 19, 2014 4:13am
President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he is only treating the legislation as guidance.
April 19, 2014 4:07am
The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died.
April 19, 2014 4:00am
The results, announced on Friday, by interior minister Taieb Belaiz come after a three-week election campaign that saw a spirited effort by Benflis and his supporters.
April 18, 2014 9:30pm
Syrian authorities refer to all those seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad as "terrorists".
April 18, 2014 8:35pm
Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate.
April 18, 2014 8:25pm
Snowden asked Putin: “I’d like to ask you: does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?”
April 18, 2014 5:58pm
British opposition leader Ed Miliband has roped in US poll guru David Axelrod as his strategic adviser to fight a "tight" election next year.
April 18, 2014 5:20pm
A massive avalanche today struck Mount Everest killing at least 13 Nepalese Sherpa guides and injuring several others in one of the most lethal mountaineering accidents in recent history on the world's highest peak.
April 18, 2014 3:43pm
At least nine Nepali Sherpas were killed and three seriously injured on Friday when an avalanche hit a group of Sherpas going up the Everest to fix ropes and put up camps at higher altitudes of the mountain for their clients.
April 18, 2014 2:29pm
A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.
April 18, 2014 1:47pm
An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing nine Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a tourism ministry official said.
April 18, 2014 1:06pm
At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak ahead of the start of the climbing season, officials said.
April 18, 2014 11:36am
It was the fifth attempt by the Bluefin-21 unmanned sub to find wreckage or the black boxes from Flight 370 in a distant patch of seabed.
April 18, 2014 10:50am
Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank in Ogden that has 13 branches throughout the state. Bearing a small American flag on its tail, the aircraft was parked in a highly visible section of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran.
April 18, 2014 10:43am
South Korean prosecutors said today that the third officer was in charge of the bridge of a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, leaving hundreds missing.
April 18, 2014 10:31am
At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association told AFP.
April 18, 2014 10:18am
A Chinese court sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations.
April 18, 2014 9:09am
US President Barack Obama has urged the Republican leadership of the Congress to pass the comprehensive immigration reform, which he said would improve the national economy and strengthen the security as well.
April 18, 2014 8:51am
David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain's Labour Party in the run up to next year's general election.
April 18, 2014 7:32am
An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a UN base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
April 18, 2014 7:18am
The death toll from a capsized South Korean passenger ferry rose to 25 on Friday as parents of missing schoolchildren blamed the ship's captain for the tragedy after he and shipping company officials made emotional apologies for the loss of life.
April 18, 2014 7:04am
The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.
April 18, 2014 5:20am