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  • 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
  • Chavez’s illness poses potential pitfalls for foes
    CARACAS, Venezuela, July 3 (AP): Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez face a new political playing field filled with potential pitfalls now that their nemesis has announced he is being treated for canc
  • Thaksin party wins Thai election by a landslide: polls
    BANGKOK, July 3 (Reuters): Thailand's opposition appeared headed for a landslide election victory on Sunday, led by the sister of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in a triumph for rural and urban
  • Lanka Army claims to have found real video of Channel 4 documentary
    Colombo, July 3 (Agencies): The Sri Lankan military has claimed that the original version of a British channel's "doctored' documentary depicting rights violations by the Army has been found and it shows &
  • Al-Qaida facing financial crunch and manpower shortage: Report
    WASHINGTON, July 2 (PTI): Details of communication between al-Qaida leaders derived from Osama bin Laden's computers indicate that the terror network is facing massive financial crunch and difficulties in repla
  • Hugo Chavez’s cancer revelation rattles Venezuela
    Caracas, July 2 (PTI): President Hugo Chavez’s revelation that he is battling cancer raises questions about the future of his drive to bring socialism to Venezuela and create a Latin America free of Washi
  • Muammar Gadhafi vows to attack Europe
    TRIPOLI/MADRID, July 2 (Reuters): Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to attack "homes, offices and families" in Europe in revenge for NATO airstrikes but U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said h
  • Syrian forces kill 24, protesters tell Assad to go
    In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters, hold up banners during a demonstration against the Syrian regime, in Kf
  • 40 miners trapped, 3 dead in China’s disasters
    BEIJING, July 2 (AP): A coal mine flood in southwestern China trapped 21 miners underground, while a cave-in at another mine on Saturday killed at least three workers and left 19 others sealed off, officials sa
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn dropped
    Paris, July 2 (Agencies): Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest in New York yesterday as the sexual assault case against him teetered on the verge of collapse.A dramatic court hearing in Manhatt
  • Chinese prez warns party of growing pains
    Communist party members applause as Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, walks to deliver a speech during at a celebration of the Communist Party’s 90th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijin
  • Syria running out of time to reform: Clinton
    Protesters take part in a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on Thursday, June 30. (Reuters Photo) VILNIUS, July 1 (Reuters): Syria is running out of time to reform and will f
  • ‘Far more spent on pets than human rights’
    GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters): Europeans spend 250 times more on their pets than the world devotes to the international protection and promotion of human rights, U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay said on Thursday. In a
  • Thaksin looms large as Thai parties make final campaign push
    BANGKOK, July 1 (Reuters): Rain-soaked rallies in Bangkok on Friday marked a final push by candidates ahead of a national election aimed at ending a sometimes violent six-year political crisis but which many fe
  • Case against former IMF boss collapsing on doubts
    NEW YORK, July 1 (PTI): The case of sexual assault against former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears to be collapsing on questions over the credibility of the accusing housemaid, whose version prosecutors
  • Hugo Chavez fighting cancer after surgery
    CARACAS, July 1 (AP): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed Thursday night that he is fighting cancer after having a tumor removed in Cuba, but assured his countrymen that he is doing well as he sought to c
  • ‘South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war’
    CANBERRA, June 28 (Reuters): Risks are growing that incidents at sea involving China could lead to war in Asia, potentially drawing in the United States and other powers, an Australian think tank warned on Tues