Senior commanders of the Haqqani network made the comments about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the Reuters news agency after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the paperwork officially classifying the group as a foreign terrorist organization.
"Until now we treated him very well but this move by the United States will of course created (sic) hardships for him," one commander told Reuters.
The pictures, seen at left, show the wife, Gu Kailai, in court and in an undated older picture. Gu received a suspended death sentence Monday for killing Neil Heywood in a case that threatened to mire the country's ruling Communist Party in scandal.
"We don't even know for sure that's her in court," Zhang Ming, a political science professor at Beijing's Renmin University, told CBS News. "Many people doubt it. The woman does not look like Gu herself."
The growing speculation over the differences between the two pictures prompted Chinese authorities to block the term for "body replacement" from one of country's popular microblogging services and its biggest search engine, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
(CBS News) A "smell of death in the air" pervades areas of the Syrian village where the latest alleged mass killing in the country took place, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports.
(At left, listen Palmer desribe what she saw in the village to CBS Radio News)
Palmer traveled with U.N. observers Friday to the village of al-Qubeir, where the opposition says regime forces massacred scores of people on Wednesday.
"There are no bodies here," Palmer told CBS Radio News. "They've all been buried, either in this village or in the villages around. A man I spoke to who had helped bury the bodies said that the security forces showed up after the massacre and threatened the people that all the bodies had to be buried by the time anybody from the outside world came in."Continue »
(CBS News) Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer whose escape from house arrest sparked a weeks-long diplomatic standoff between China and the United States, called his homeland's judicial system "farcical" and revealed new details about the alleged retaliation against his family still in China in a New York Times op-ed piece published Wednesday.
The standoff surrounding Chen came to a resolution when China allowed him and his family to leave for New York, where he's studying as a fellow at New York University School of Law. In the op-ed, translated from Chinese to English, Chen reaffirms he won't apply for political asylum, preserving his right to return to China.
The group, known as AQAP, made the comments in a statement dated Wednesday, a day before airstrikes in Yemen killed at least seven Qaeda militants, including the group's senior armament member, known as al-Galadi, according to The Associated Press.
American officials' apologies for the burnings of Muslim holy books on a U.S. base in Afghanistan failed to calm the anger felt by some Afghans at a Kabul dogfighting ring, expressing outrage against the United States Friday to the Reuters news agency.
"We call the dogs who lose Americans. We are furious about the Korans," Mirwais Haji, 28, told the wire service as the loser of one dogfight limped out of the dirt ring.
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The Iranian ambassador to Russia reportedly said Wednesday that his country has the means to attack U.S. interests "anywhere in the world."
Ambassador Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi told reporters in Moscow that it would only exercise such capability if attacked by the United States, according to the Reuters news agency.
"The Americans know what kind of country Iran is. They are well aware of our people's unity," Sajjadi said. "And that's why Iran is fully able to deliver retaliatory strikes on the United States anywhere in the world."Continue »
Bad heart medicine in Pakistan has left about 100 people dead, nearly 300 more hospitalized and three drug company owners arrested, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday.
The state-run Punjab Institute of Cardiology gave free, locally manufactured medicine to most of the patients who died, the provincial government executive told the AFP. A government official attributed most of the deaths to "at least one" of the five medicines prescribed by the group.
"Action will be taken against those found guilty," the Punjab executive, Shahbaz Sharif, told AFP.
An Italian television station made public Thursday new amateur video showing a staffer of the cruise ship that last week ran aground off Tuscany urging a hallway full of passengers in life jackets to return to their rooms.
The Costa Concordia crew member tells passengers "everything is under control," according to the British Broadcasting Corp.'s translation of the video, during what appears to be the beginning of the disaster that has left at least 11 people dead and 21 unaccounted for. The video was posted by Italy's Rainews24, which can be watched in Italian here.
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The Pentagon downplayed the arrival of another aircraft carrier strike group near the oil shipping lane that Iran has threatened to shut down amid increasing tensions between the nation and the United States, according to a Reuters report.
The group led by the USS Carl Vinson arrived Monday in the neighboring Arabian Sea to replace the strike group led by the USS John C. Stennis, which Reuters reported is expected to return to San Diego.Continue »
Look out, bungee jumpers of the world. Mexico opened a new bridge that Guinness officials have named one of the world's highest.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon officially opened the Baluarte Bridge in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains Thursday, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. With a 1,321-foot drop from its deck to the bottom of the Baluarte River beneath, the span was named by Guinness World Records as the world's highest cable-stayed bridge.
A study for the U.S. Air Force reportedly found that nearly a third of the pilots behind the military's unmanned drones feel burned out from the increased demand for the high-tech weapon.
Drones have become important tools in the Obama administration's fight against al Qaeda. For example, they were used to carry out the strike that killed U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and one of the terror network's top bombmakers.
A Peruvian community gathered earlier this week for an annual festival that at first glance appears to combine the feats-of-strength and airing-of-grievances aspects of the made-up holiday from the sitcom "Seinfeld" but actually comes from the Incans, the Reuters news agency reported.
(Above, watch a report from CBSNews.com's The Feed)
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The firm, MVRDV, apologized on its website Monday after being criticized for the resemblance between the exploding Twin Towers and the "pixelated cloud" designed to bridge two skyscrapers planned to rise above Seoul, South Korea.
"There is nothing finalized about the design," Seo Hee Seok, a spokesman for the project's developer, told Bloomberg News Tuesday.
Romantics hoping to see onetime lovers Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunite atop Seattle's Space Needle should really hope for something else.
The co-defendant released by an Italian court more than a month ago in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher confirmed during an hourlong interview on Italian television that "it's all over" between him and Knox, British tabloid the Daily Mail reported Monday. The report comes after Knox, 24, was reportedly dating a classical guitarist.
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