Drugs Hell, Secret Love of Michael Jackson

Two of Michael Jackson ex-confidantes say they tried in vain to keep him from abusing painkillers and other prescriptions, but others in the singer's circle kept the drugs flowing.

Intense Search for U.S. Soldier Captured in Afghanistan

Insurgents have captured an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan after he walked off post with his three Afghan counterparts, officials said Thursday.

Sole Survivor of Jet Crash Returns to Family in Paris

A young girl believed to be the only survivor of an Indian Ocean plane crash flew back to Paris from the Comoros Islands on Thursday to the waiting arms of her father.

Experts Find Soviet Parts in North Korean Missile

With concerns rising about a possible North Korean long-range missile test this weekend, two independent scientists say the rogue regime may be using an old Soviet ballistic missile to boost a rocket capable of reaching the West Coast of the U.S.

Opposition Leaders Boldly Call Iran Gov't Illegitimate

Iran's former president has joined ranks with the country's embattled reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, and accused the Iranian government of failing its people in the recent election and condemning the subsequent crackdown

Interim Honduras Leader Blames Crisis on Chavez

Honduras' interim leader accused Venezuela's Hugo Chavez of instigating his nation's crisis and lawmakers tightened a curfew aimed at stemming unrest, as coup leaders showed few signs of bending to international pressure to restore the exiled preside

Report: N. Korea to Soon Fire Barrage of Missiles

North Korea is highly likely to test-fire a barrage of missiles in coming days, a news report said Thursday, a move that would aggravate the already-high tensions following Pyongyang's nuclear test and U.N. sanctions.