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  • 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
  • ‘No second term as secretary of state’
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she has no desire to continue in the job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012. And she said she doesn't want
  • Japan rushes against time to avert nuclear plant meltdown
    TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters):  Japanese military helicopters dumped water on an overheating nuclear plant on Thursday while the United States expressed growing alarm about leaking radiation and said it was se
  • Return of exiled leader has fragile Haiti on edge
    In this October 15, 1994, file photo, Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide enters a U.S. government plane en route to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/File) PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16 (AP): The church wh
  • Gaddafi advances, no-fly diplomacy falters
    Men from Sudan, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, try to stop a car blocking a road during a protest demanding better conditions during their repatriation process in a refugee camp a
  • Snow muffles rescue work in Japan’s devastated northeast
    Firefighters search for survivors in the snow in Minamisanriku, northern Japan on Wednesday, March 16 after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo) SENDAI, Japan, March 16 (Reuters): Heavy snow b
  • ‘Blood money’ frees CIA contractor in Pakistan
    U.S. consulate employee Raymond Davis is escorted by police and officials out of court in Lahore in this January 28, 2011, file photo. (Reuters Photo/File) LAHORE, March 16 (AP): An American CIA contractor
  • US state California sued over Sikh religious rights
    Boston, March 16 (PTI): The US Justice Department has sued the state of California for "violating" the right of a Sikh prisoner to practise his religion and punishing him for keeping a beard. The laws
  • Libya seeks Italy's help with fire at oil facility
    CAIRO, March 13 (AP):  Libya's de facto oil minister said Sunday the country's crude production has fallen "drastically" and that he has reached out to Italian oil giant Eni SpA for help in extin