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  • Japan emperor makes first trip to disaster zone
    Japanese Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, kneel down and smile at people at an evacuation shelter in Asahi City in Chiba Prefecture, about 86 kilometers (54 miles) east of Tokyo on Thursday, April 14
  • Gunmen attack Pakistani embassy official in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU, April 14 (Agencies): Mehboob Asif, visa assistant at the Pakistani embassy in Kathmandu, miraculously survived a gun attack on Thursday, triggering speculation about the growth of the underworld in N
  • Libyan rebels take to the world stage
    Libyan men carry a banner with a pre Gadhafi flag and reads in Arabic "February 17th revolution, we don't surrender its victory or death" as they take part in an anti Gadhafi rally and supporting Fran
  • Evacuees slam Japan nuclear plant operator
    TOKYO, April 13 (AP): Angry residents forced from their homes near Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant gathered in protest at the Tokyo headquarters of the plant's operator Wednesday, demanding compens
  • Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus’s cross
    Documentary film "The Nails of the Cross" by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici. JERUSALEM, April 13 (Reuters): Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-ye
  • Libyan woman finally reveals horrific details of attack by Gadhafi’s thugs
    Ordeal: Iman Al-Obeidi says following her rape ordeal she is now being stopped from leaving Tripoli. Sky News reporter Lisa Holland, bottom left, and FT journalist Charles Clover, back, attempt to protect al-Ob
  • U.N. and French helicopters attack Gbagbo forces
    A soldier allied with Alassane Ouattara is given a handful of bullets for his new AK-47 after a shipment of weapons arrived at a republican forces operating base on the outskirts of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Mond
  • Gaddafi forces shell town after he accepts peace plan
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (Right) talks with Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguessou (2nd Left) as they stand for photograph outside a tent in Gaddafi’s heavily fortified Bab al-Aziziya compound
  • New 7.1 quake hits Japan as evacuation zone widens
    A Japan Red Cross member gives a massage to an evacuee at an evacuation center in Fukushima, northeastern Japan on Monday, April 11, a month to the day after an earthquake and tsunami struck the east coast. (AP
  • For 30 yrs, US thought Hitler faked ‘45 suicide
    LONDON, April 11 (PTI): The FBI believed that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler faked his suicide in 1945, and tried to track him down for nearly 30 years after his death, according to de-classified files. On 29 April
  • Gaddafi forces bombard and enter strategic rebel town
    In this image taken during a trip organized by Libyan authorities, youth chant slogans during a staged pro-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi demonstration in Tamina, 3 miles (some 5 kilometers)  South West of
  • 4 killed, 16 wounded in Dutch mall shooting
    AMSTERDAM, April 9 (AP): A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at a shopping mall outside Amsterdam on Saturday, leaving at least four people dead and wounding 16 others, Dutch officials said.The city g
  • Gaza-Israel violence rages on
    GAZA, April 9 (Reuters): Israel killed four Palestinian militants and wounded half a dozen others as it pursued air raids in Gaza for a third day on Saturday, responding to increased rocket fire out of the terr
  • Brazil buries schoolchildren, debates gun laws
    A women cries while attending the funeral of one of 12 children killed the day before in a school shootout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday April 8. (AP Photo) RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 (AP): Grief-strick
  • Nigerians vote amid tight security after violence
    LAGOS, April 9 (Reuters): Nigerians voted in a delayed parliamentary election on Saturday, voicing determination to hold a credible poll in Africa's most populous nation despite chaotic organization and violenc
  • Gaddafi forces push towards Ajdabiya
    A wounded prisoner from Gadhafi’s forces is transported in the back of a pickup truck by rebels, to take him to a hospital for treatment, half way between Brega and Ajdabiya, in Libya on Saturday, April 9
  • 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