World

  • Surviving the killing fields in Bosnia
    In this photo taken Thursday, June 2, 2011, Bosnian Muslim Mevludin Oric says a prayer in front of the grave of his brother Sejdalija Oric at the Potocari memorial center near Srebrenica. Oric, a Bosnian Muslim
  • China drought raises questions about climate change
    LAKE HONGHU, June 3 (Reuters): China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains
  • Assisted suicide advocate Kevorkian dies at age 83
    DETROIT, June 3 (AP): Jack Kevorkian, the retired pathologist who captured the world's attention as he helped dozens of ailing people commit suicide, igniting intense debate and ending up in prison for murder,
  • ‘5 killed, 1 wounded in Arizona shooting spree’
    YUMA, Arizona, June 3 (AP): A 73-year-old man’s shooting rampage in towns near the Arizona border left six people dead Thursday, including the suspect and the attorney who represented his ex-wife in their
  • Syrian govt troops pound central town; at least 43 die
    Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad demonstrate outside a hotel where the opponents of the Syrian regime gathered on Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, for a conference aimed at overc
  • US senator McCain meets Suu Kyi
    YANGON, June 2 (AFP): US Senator John McCain pledged to support efforts to bring democracy to Myanmar in talks Thursday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to assess the new political landsca
  • ‘Pak won’t take dictation from anyone on Waziristan ops’
    Islamabad, June 2 (Agencies): Pakistan government will “think whether there is any need” for a military operation in North Waziristan and not take dictation from anyone on launching a campaign again
  • Japanese PM survives no-confidence motion
    Tokyo, June 2 (AP): Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a no—confidence motion on Thursday over his response to Japan’s massive tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis, but said he is willing to resign onc
  • Clinton calls on Pakistan to do more against militants
    ISLAMABAD, May 27 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Pakistan needed to take decisive steps against Islamist militancy and that relations between the two allies, tense since
  • West will end Libyan conflict: Barack Obama
    TRIPOLI, May 27 (AFP): The United States and France are united in their resolve to finish the job in Libya, US President Barack Obama said on Friday, after Tripoli offered a truce but not Muammar Khadhafi's dep
  • Eight US soldiers killed in Afghan blasts
    KABUL, May 27 (AFP): Eight soldiers killed in a bombing in southern Afghanistan were Americans, the Pentagon confirmed, in one of the worst single incidents in recent months. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lap
  • Yemen on brink of civil war as fighting worsens
    SANAA, May 27 (Reuters): Yemeni tribesmen said they wrested a military compound from elite troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside the capital Sanaa on Friday as increased fighting threatened to ti
  • Drug gangs battle in west Mexico
    MORELIA, Mexico, May 27 (AP): A gunbattle between rival drug gangs in western Mexico left 29 bodies in fake military uniforms heaped across a roadway and inside bullet-riddled vehicles in the Pacific coast stat
  • Violent storms sweep central US
    EL RENO, OKHLAHOMA, May 25 (AP): Violent storms that swept through a chunk of the central US killed at least nine people in three states, toppling trees, crushing cars and tearing through a rural Arkansas fire
  • Terror fury hits Pakistan again; nine killed
    Peshawar, May 25 (AP): A Taliban suicide bomber today rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a police building near the US consulate here killing at least nine policemen as terror fury continued to hit Pakist
  • ‘Pakistani officers get anti-US lessons’
    ISLAMABAD, May 25 (AP): Instructors at a prestigious Pakistani defense institution are giving anti-American lessons to senior officers attending courses, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable, a revelatio
  • High-flying bugs cause bad weather?
    London, May 25 (Agencies): High-flying bacteria in the atmosphere may be playing a leading role in causing bad weather, scientists say. Researchers from Montana State University in the US found numerous airborn
  • Obama, Cameron say no let-up in Libya
    LONDON, May 25 (AP): President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday promised a relentless and punishing pummeling of Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya, pressing for his ouster. Oba
  • NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet
    Sky over Tripoli, Libya, is illuminated by explosions during an airstrike, early on Tuesday, May 24. (AP Photo) TRIPOLI, May 24 (AP): NATO warplanes bombarded targets in Tripoli with more than 20 airstrike
  • Gaddafi’s departure from Libya inevitable: Obama
    WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters): Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S. President Barack Obama said, as NATO intensified its weeks-long bombing of government targets and said on Friday it had su