• Malaysia fires tear gas at protest, arrests 1,667
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 9 (AP): Police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of activists as more than 20,000 demonstrators massed Saturday across Malaysia's main city demanding electoral reforms in the cou
  • S Sudan to become new nation amid war worries
    Women from Jonglei state pose for a photograph as they gather ahead of a rehearsal for independence celebrations in Juba, southern Sudan on Thursday, July 7. Southern Sudan is set to declare independence from t
  • WHO wants more graphic warnings to cut smoking rates
    LONDON, July 8 (Reuters): More than a billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packs but too many countries are still not doing enough to cut sm
  • ‘Obama’s father considered putting son up for adoption’
    BOSTON, July 8 (PTI): US President Barack Obama's father had intended to put his unborn son up for adoption as the senior Obama tried to appease US immigration officials who raised concerns about him having two
  • Canada ends combat mission in Afghanistan
    KABUL, July 7 (AP):  Canada formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Thursday after years of being on the front lines of the fight against Taliban insurgents in the south. The withdrawal of 2,85
  • Obama reverses military suicide condolence letter policy
    WASHINGTON, July 7 (PTI): President Barack Obama reversed Wednesday the longstanding US policy of not sending out condolence letters to the families of American troops who commit suicide while deployed in comba
  • ‘Green tea lowers cholesterol risk’
    NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters Life!): Drinking green tea appears to cut “bad” cholesterol while leaving levels of good cholesterol unchanged, and encouraging people to drink more of the beverage could h
  • Amnesty accuses Syria of crimes against humanity
    Two protesters carry posters with pictures of unidentified relatives in Syria,  with the Syrian flag colors painted on their faces during an anti-Syrian regime rally near the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt
  • Questions over benefits of cutting salt
    LONDON, July 6 (Reuters): In an analysis likely to fuel a long-running debate over the health impacts of too much salt, researchers have found no evidence that moderate cuts to salt intake reduce the risk of de
  • Japan to ‘stress test’ all nuclear reactors
    TOKYO, July 6 (AFP): Japan said Wednesday it will run "stress tests" on all its nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi atomic accident sparked by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami dis
  • The man who hunted Osama bin Laden
    WASHINGTON, July 5 (AP): After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, the White House released a photo of President Barack Obama and his Cabinet inside the Situation Room, watching the daring raid unfold. Hidden fr
  • Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured
    LONDON, July 5 (Reuters): If Aubrey de Grey's predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less
  • Hugo Chavez gets hero’s welcome after cancer surgery
    CARACAS, July 5 (AP): President Hugo Chavez received a hero's welcome as he rallied thousands of supporters upon his return to Venezuela, vowing to beat cancer after undergoing surgery in Cuba. Wearing the comb
  • Suu Kyi takes first trip out of Yangon
    BAGAN, July 4 (AFP): Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visited an ancient temple city in central Myanmar with her son Monday, in a tentative first test of her ability to travel following her release by the junta.
  • ‘Gaddafi can stay in Libya if he quits’
    Libyan women show V for victory signs whilst demonstating as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, unseen, visits Tahrir Square in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi, Libya on Sunday, July 3. (AP Photo)
  • Castro predicts Chavez will beat cancer
    HAVANA, July 4 (Reuters): Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro predicted on Sunday that his leftist ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would win his battle against cancer, for which he is being treated in a Cuba
  • Who should get screened for lung cancer?
    NEW YORK, July 4 (Reuters Health): Using chest scans to screen for lung cancer in people who've never smoked and have no symptoms might help catch cancers early and decrease the disease's death toll, suggests a
  • Thailand election brings hope of stability
    BANGKOK, July 4 (Reuters): Thailand's powerful military accepted on Monday a stunning election victory by the party of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, adding to a new sense of stability in a
  • Libya rebels poised for push towards Tripoli
    Libyan walk in front of graffiti depicting Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in the rebel-held Benghazi, Libya on Saturday, July 2. (AP Photo) BENGHAZI, July 3 (AFP): Buoyed by French arms drops and intensif
  • ‘Maid plotted to exploit ex-IMF chief’
    NEW YORK, July 3 (PTI): In a secretly recorded phone conversation, the New York hotel maid who had accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, can be heard telling her boyfriend in Arizona about her plan