• Japan finds plutonium in soil at stricken nuclear plant
    Evacuees hang out by a kerosene stove at an evacuation center in Fukushima, northeastern Japan on Tuesday, March 29. (AP Photo) TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters): Plutonium found in soil at the Fukushima nuclear c
  • Berlusconi in court for Italy fraud trial
    MILAN, March 28 (Reuters): Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was set to appear in court for the first time in almost eight years on Monday, in a trial over alleged fraud during the acquisition of televis
  • Libyan rebel advance halted, Sirte blasted by NATO jets
    A Libyan rebel has the rebel flag painted on his fingers as he flashes the vicory sign on the front line outside of Bin Jawaad, 150 km east of Sirte, central Libya on Monday, March 28. (AP Photo) BIN JAWAD
  • Frustration grows as Japan’s nuclear evacuees wait and hope
    FUKUSHIMA CITY, March 28 (Reuters): With all the stoicism of a character out of Hemingway -- one of his favorite writers -- Mitsuharu Watanobe sits on a gymnasium floor in the city of Fukushima, and waits.The r
  • Party defends Merkel against critics after election
    BERLIN, March 28 (Reuters): German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party said on Monday it stood united behind its leader after some members blamed her for a humiliating loss in a state vote in Baden-Wu
  • West hits Libya forces as NATO sees 90-day campaign
    In this Thursday, March 24 photo provided by the French Army, a French Navy Rafale jet fighter takes off from deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea as part of the Operation Odyssey
  • Japan death toll tops 10,000 as plant smoulders
    SENDAI, March 25 (AFP): The death toll from Japan's worst post-war disaster topped 10,000 Friday as the operator of a radiation-belching nuclear plant warned that work to stabilise it may take another month.Two
  • Strong quake in Myanmar
    Chiang Rai, March 25 (Agencies): At least 75 people were killed in the strong earthquake that struck Myanmar, officials said, while another quake hit northern Thailand on Friday, inflicting limited damage. Thur
  • Western air strikes fail to dislodge Gaddafi armor
    A Libyan rebel prays on a checkpoint on the frontline near Zwitina, the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya on Thursday, March 24. (AP Photo) TRIPOLI, March 24 (Reuters): We
  • Menthol cigarettes no more risky, study suggests
    CHICAGO, March 24 (Reuters): People who smoke menthol cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than those who smoke non-menthol varieties, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday in a surprise finding th
  • Japan tsunami victims face red-tape and ID worries
    OTSUCHI, Japan, March 24 (Reuters): Shingo Suzuki cannot prove he is Shingo Suzuki and that does not bother him, at least not now. Suzuki, living in an evacuee center, is one of thousands of people who escaped
  • Air strikes silence Gaddafi guns at besieged city
    Members of the pro-Kremlin movement United Russia Young Guards lay flowers near a wreath outside the Libyan Embassy in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, March 23. Written on the wreath: Condolences for Deceased. (AP
  • New exchange between Gaza and Israel
    JERUSALEM, March 23 (AP): Gaza militants barraged southern Israel with rockets and mortars Wednesday, drawing retaliatory Israeli airstrikes in an escalation of the gravest hostilities in the area since Israel
  • Obama pledges $200 million to Central America drug fight
    SAN SALVADOR, March 23 (Reuters): President Barack Obama pledged $200 million on Tuesday to Central America's anti-drug fight on the final leg of a regional tour to bolster U.S. ties with southern neighbors who
  • Japan quake becomes world’s costliest natural disaster
    TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters): The Japanese government on Wednesday estimated the direct damage from a deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck the country's northeast this month at as much as $310 billion, making
  • Ex-Israeli president Katsav sentenced to seven years
    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, arrives for the reading of the sentence in his rape trial at a court in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, March 22. (AP Photo) TEL AVIV, Israel, March 22 (AP):  An Israeli co
  • Libya rebels struggle to regroup; US jet crashes
    Libyan rebels try to take cover as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces are fired on them on the frontline of the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, eastern Libya on Tuesday, March 22.
  • U.N. approves military force as Gaddafi closes on rebels
    Air crew work on a Royal Air Force Tornado, one of the typres of aircraft to be used in the operation of a no-fly zone over Libya, at the Lossiemouth air base at Moray, Scotland on Friday, March 18. BritainR
  • US missiles kill over 30 militants in NW Pakistan
    MIR ALI, March 17 (AP): U.S. unmanned aircraft fired four missiles into a building where dozens of suspected militants were meeting Thursday, killing more than 30 of them in an usually deadly strike close to th
  • U.S. mulls air strikes as battle for Benghazi looms
    Men from Ghana, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, line up as they wait to be repatriated in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia on Thursday, March 17. M