Jobs figures released show the US economy is growing and healing, President Barack Obama said, calling on Congress to pass a payroll tax extension and avoid sabotaging the recovery.
Internet activist group Anonymous published a recording of a confidential call between FBI agents and London detectives in which the law-enforcement agents discuss action they are taking against hacking.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will meet in Washington next month, three weeks before the 30 anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas Islands war.
Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police eased in Egypt as activists argued over how to build momentum in their push to oust the country's ruling generals.
The International Monetary Fund should proceed with talks on increasing the size of its warchest at the same time as Europe discusses how to build a firewall to contain its debt crisis, a senior official from the fund said.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would retaliate over Western-backed oil sanctions and any threat of attack, after US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was cited as saying he feared a possible Israeli strike as early as April.
A New Zealand court refused an appeal by the founder of online file-sharing site Megaupload.com to be freed on bail, today, agreeing with prosecutors there was a risk he would attempt to flee before an extradition hearing.
Activists, including members of the National Football League Players Association, will march this weekend in Indianapolis, site of Sunday's Super Bowl game, to protest Indiana's new anti-union "right-to-work" law, organizers said.
More than 200 people were killed in shelling by Syrian forces in the city of Homs, activists said, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power.
Heavy snow fell in central Rome today, giving tourists a rare sight of whitened landmarks such as Saint Peter's Square and the Trevi Fountain, while the Colosseum and the Roman Forum were closed due to the icy conditions.