Russia's favorite man received 68 percent of the vote in a recent nationwide poll
Russian President Vladmir Putin won the competition for Russia's "Man of the Year," reports the Interfax news agency. This is his 15th consecutive victory.
A deadly siege of a school in Pakistan byTaliban gunmen left almost 150 dead, including students and teachers at the school.
CBS News consultant Jere Van Dyk on the tangled history between the Taliban and Pakistan government that contributed to school massacre
Taliban says school was targeted because most students are children of Pakistani soldiers: "We want them to feel our pain"
With the ruble dropping to record lows, an interest rate hike was attempted, but did not work
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Man Haron Monis' ex-wife Noleen Pal sought refuge in the San Francisco Bay Area from her allegedly abusive ex-husband before she was killed. Her godfather Ayyut Khalik spoke with CBS station KPIX.
One of the two killed in the standoff reportedly grabbed the hostage taker's gun, while the other is said to have shielded a pregnant friend
In Iran, where dogs are rarely pets, a shelter struggles to find homes for dogs
U.S. law enforcement officials continue to be on alert after latest incident of apparently jihadist-inspired violence
A strain of drug-resistant bacteria was detected in the waters where sailing events will be held during the 2016 summer games
American Indian tribe spends $9,000 to return artifacts to their rightful owners
Company in Texas City gets threats after jihadist militants post photo of Ford pickup in battle
Long-awaited report praises American nuns for their work with the poor and "feminine genius," a marked reversal from Pope Benedict's days
Scores killed as gunmen lay siege to military-run school in Peshawar
Activists say al Qaeda's franchise in Syria, aided by Islamic extremist partners, have taken 2 key army bases in Idlib province
Her godfather says Man Haron Monis was abusing her, so she came here for a time, but returned to Australia and met tragic end
Central Bank in Moscow hikes interest rates in an effort to shore up flailing value of the ruble as weak value of oil, tough sanctions batter economy