Fan fiction, in which aficionados of existing books and movies write characters into new storylines, has long been popular fodder on Internet forums -- but stories based on copyrighted works are essentially impossible to sell. Amazon wants to change that with its new "Kindle Worlds" program.
An uneasy calm prevailed Thursday morning in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli where days of clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad left 16 people dead and wounded more than 156.
Actor Sean Penn, a friend of Bolivian President Evo Morales, nonetheless angered the South American country's government after his call for the release of a U.S. businessman who has been imprisoned since 2011.
Thirteen-year-old Rose Matrie lives in a cracked house. It's an ever-present reminder of the earthquake that struck her home in Haiti and devastated the country. Still, the young student has big dreams for her future.
Two men used a meat cleaver to hack a British soldier to death in broad daylight before dumping his body in the middle of a London road. "This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth," said one of the attackers.