• 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
  • Japan races to avert multiple nuclear meltdowns
    A man is scanned for levels of radiation in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 13. Friday's quake and tsunami damaged two nuclear reactors at a power plant in the prefecture, and at least one
  • Israel approves settlement construction in West Bank
    JERUSALEM, March 13  (AP):  Israel said Sunday it has approved hundreds of settler homes after five members of an Israeli family - including three children - were knifed to death as they slept in a We
  • Obama pokes fun at possible 2012 challengers
    WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters): President Barack Obama left no target untouched on Saturday, poking fun at his potential rivals in the 2012 presidential election in a speech to journalists and high-powered Wash
  • Niger voters pick president in return to civil rule
    Niamey, March 12 (Agencies): The people of Niger voted for a new civilian president on Saturday in landmark polls that the outgoing head of the military junta said should serve an example of democracy to the wh
  • Radiation leaking from Japan’s quake-hit nuclear
    Displaced vehicles are seen at Sendai Port in Sendai, northeastern Japan on Saturday, March 12 following Friday’s 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned hit the country’s northeastern coast.
  • Friend the pope? John Paul II gets Facebook page
    VATICAN CITY, March 12 (AP): The Vatican will unveil the latest installment in its social media transformation next week — a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, off
  • Libyan rebels lose oil port, but vow to regroup
    AJDABIYA, Libya, March 12 (AP): Moammar Gadhafi's regime drove out pockets of rebel fighters who were keeping a tenuous hold around oil facilities in a key port city, showing growing strength Saturday after day
  • Thailand’s “red shirts” mark anniversary of chaotic protest
    BANGKOK, March 12 (Reuters): At least 20,000 "red shirt" protesters massed in Bangkok on Saturday to mark the anniversary of a 10-week rally that plunged Thailand into prolonged violence and political
  • ‘Karzai relative killed by coalition forces’
    KANDAHAR, March 11 (AFP): A relative of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been killed by international forces, Karzai's brother and officials said on Thursday. The president's brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, told A
  • Secondhand smoke linked to diabetes
    NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters Health): Cigarette smoke is tied to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, both for smokers and the people around them, a new study shows. And the more secondhand smoke people are exposed
  • Huge tsunami kills hundreds in Japan
    Earthquake-triggered tsumanis sweep shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan on Friday, March 11. The magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan’s eastern coast on Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami
  • Russia, China not biggest adversaries in world: US
    Washington, March 11 (PTI): The Obama administration dismissed the notion that Russia and China pose a major challenge to the United States."Clearly China and Russia do not represent our biggest adversarie
  • Libyan rebels on the run, West divided
    AJDABIYA, Libya, March 11 (AFP): Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi's forces were in control of the oil town of Ras Lanuf Friday, as rebels on the run appealed for arms and divided Western powers mulled military i
  • Japan FM ‘to resign’ over Korean’s gift
    TOKYO, March 6 (AFP): Japan's centre-left government suffered a blow Sunday when its high-profile foreign minister reportedly said he would step down over a donations scandal that drew the ire of the conservati
  • New Zealand quake to cost up to $11 billion
    WELLINGTON, March 6 (Reuters): The earthquake which shattered the New Zealand city of Christchurch on February 22 would cost the country up to NZ$15 billion ($11 billion) and will also wipe 1.5 percent off GDP