• Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei “suspected” of economic crimes
    BEIJING, April 7 (Reuters): The Chinese government said on Thursday detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei was being investigated for "suspected economic crimes," while his family said he was the inno
  • Five rebels said killed in NATO strike in Libya
    AJDABIYAH, Libya, April 7 (Reuters): A NATO air strike killed at least five rebels near the Libyan port of Brega on Thursday, medics said, and insurgents reported Muammar Gaddafi's forces killed five more in a
  • French helicopter hits Laurent Gbagbo forces in Ivory Coast
    Soldiers loyal to Alassane Ouattara, along with several men who were detained for unknown reasons, drive past, at a checkpoint serving as an operating base, at one of the main entrances to Abidjan, Ivory Coast,
  • Genetically modified fungus could fight malaria
    LONDON, April 7 (AP): In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus. For years, An
  • Mexican cops checking abductions find mass grave
    MEXICO CITY, April 7 (AP): Mexican security forces searching for abducted bus passengers in a violent northern state bordering Texas have stumbled on a collection of pits holding a total of 59 bodies. The grisl
  • Japan’s neighbors alarmed over risk of radiation threat
    Japan’s Fukushima police officers, wearing suits to protect them from radiation, search for victims in Minami Soma, inside the deserted evacuation zone established for the 20 kilometer radius around the F
  • Ouattara forces storm Gbagbo bunker in Ivory Coast
    Soldiers loyal to democratically elected president Alassane Ouattara return from fighting to a checkpoint serving as an operating base, at one of the main entrances to Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday, April 6
  • Migrant boat sinks off Italy, 130 missing
    ROME, April 6 (Reuters): More than 130 people were missing and at least 15 appeared to be dead after a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali refugees from Libya capsized south of Sicily early Wednesday, coast guard
  • Gaddafi using civilians to curb air strikes: France
    A Libyan rebel fighter reads the Quran at a rebel position on the main road near Brega, Libya on Wednesday, April 6. NATO rejected criticism from Libyan rebels over the pace of its military campaign in Libya, s
  • Berlusconi sex trial opens and immediately adjourned
    MILAN, April 6 (Reuters): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges he paid an underage woman for sex opened on Wednesday and was adjourned until May 31 after just 10 minutes.Berlusconi, who h
  • Japan stops highly radioactive leak into Pacific
    An elderly woman is screened for radiation contamination at a makeshift inspection center set by a local disaster countermeasures office in Tamura city, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan on Wednesday, Ap
  • Fighting rages in Ivory Coast with 800 dead in west
    Unidentified troops drive past in the city of  Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday, April 1. Heavy fighting raged Friday near Ivory Coast’s presidential palace and mansion and the state TV broadcaster as
  • Leak found in reactor pit as Japan PM tours disaster zone
    In this photo released by Prime Minister’s Office of Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, third right, observes a minute of silence as he inspects the damage in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami de
  • Libya rebels flee oil town under Gaddafi bombardment
    A Libyan man inspects destroyed military vehicles that belonged to pro Gadhafi forces at the site of a NATO air strike on the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday, March 29. International military forces are
  • Setbacks mount in Japan at leaking nuclear plant
    A frogman is screened for leaked radiation after interrupting an undersea search at the port of Obama, northeastern Japan on Wednesday, March 30. The March 11 quake off Japan’s northeast coast triggered a
  • China executes 3 Filipinos despite Manila’s pleas
    SHENZHEN, China, March 30 (Reuters): China executed on Wednesday three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking despite a flurry of public appeals for clemency in the Philippines, and days after Amnesty Internat
  • Flooding in Thailand kills 21
    BANGKOK, March 30 (Reuters): Severe flooding and mudslides in southern Thailand have killed 21 people, stranded thousands of tourists and threatened to delay shipments of rubber in the world's largest rubber-pr
  • I am the most accused man in universe & in history: Berlo
    MILAN, March 29 (AP): Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi made a rare appearance on Monday at a court hearing in Milan for a tax fraud case that he dismissed as groundless and ridiculous.Berlusconi waved to a cro
  • Libyan rebels pushed back from Gadhafi hometown
    Libyan rebels retread from the frontline outside of Ras Lanouf, 250 km east of Sirte, central Libya on Tuesday, March 29. International leaders plotted out an endgame Tuesday for Moammar Gadhafi’s totteri
  • Two Koreas in talks on potential volcano threat
    SEOUL, March 29 (AFP): North and South Korea began talks Tuesday about a potential volcanic threat from the peninsula's highest mountain, in a rare moment of cooperation after months of confrontation.The meetin