• Israel jets hit Gaza after rocket attack
    GAZA CITY, February 24 (AFP): Israeli jets bombed several sites in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to a rocket attack on a southern Israeli city, the military said.There were no immediate reports of c
  • Cellphone calls alter brain activity: study
    CHICAGO, February 23 (Reuters): Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna.But whether that causes any har
  • Libyan protesters defiant after Gadhafi speech
    Egyptians, who have just crossed Salloum land port gate with Libya, at background, arrange their luggage on a mini bus on Wednesday, February 23. Turkey evacuated 3,000 citizens on two ships Wednesday from the
  • Greek strike disrupts flights, cripples services
    Striking teachers protest outside the Greek Parliament behind a banner calling for a general strike on Wednesday in central Athens on Tuesday, February 22. (AP Photo) ATHENS, February 23 (AP): A general st
  • Frantic hunt as New Zealand earthquake leaves 400 dead, missing
    Murray and Kelly James look at their destroyed house in central Christchurch, New Zealand on Wednesday, February 23. (AP Photo) CHRISTCHURCH, February 23 (AFP): Hundreds of rescuers swarmed over twisted an
  • Libyan diplomats turn against Gaddafi, seek foreign help
    A placard showing photos of some of those who have died is seen on top of a tank, in the early hours of Tuesday, February 22 in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo) UNITED NATIONS/KUALA LUMPUR, February 22 (Reuters
  • ASEAN to send monitors to Thai-Cambodia border
    In this February 8, 2011, photo, a Cambodian soldier, right, stands near Cambodia’s famed Preah Vihear temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Preah Vihear province, about 245 kilometers (152 miles) nort
  • 36 killed in Mali stampede
    People look on as security guards clean up personal belongings and debris following a deadly stampede at Modibo Keita Stadium in Bamako, Mali on Monday, February 21. (AP Photo) BAMAKO, Mali, February 22 (A
  • Married man ordained as Catholic priest
    BERLIN, February 22 (AP): In a rare move that needed the pope’s approval, a Lutheran convert was ordained Tuesday as a Catholic priest in Germany and is being allowed to remain married to his wife - who h
  • Quake in New Zealand kills at least 65, traps more
    Rescue workers climb onto the collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness Building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday killin
  • China’s state news agency launches search engine
    BEIJING, February 22 (AP): China's main government news agency launched an Internet search site Tuesday, giving its own sanitized view of the Web following Google's closure of its China-based search engine last
  • Talks reach ‘decisive’, 12 Maoists gets bail
    Bhubaneswar, February 22 (PTI): 12 Maoists including hardcore rebel leader Sriramalu Srinivasalu were on Tuesday released on bail as talks for safe return of abducted Malkangiri district collector and an engine
  • Mukesh Ambani’s RIL signs $9 b deal with BP
    London, February 21 (Agencies): Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has signed an agreement with oil major British Petroleum (BP) for 30 per cent stake in Reliance Industries’ 23 oil and g
  • Bahrain protesters seek to overthrow royal family
    MANAMA, February 21 (AP): A group of protesters Monday called for the ouster of Bahrain's entire ruling monarchy as part of sweeping demands to call off a weeklong uprising in the tiny, but strategically import
  • Over 100 whales die in New Zealand
    Wellington, February 21 (AFP): More than 100 pilot whales died in a mass stranding at a remote New Zealand beach, conservation officials said today. Hikers yesterday reported finding 107 whales beached on Stewa
  • Mukesh Ambani’s SEZ project scrapped
    MUMBAI, February 20 (Agencies): Maharashtra government has ordered that no more land would be acquired for the proposed  Mukesh Ambani-promoted MahaMumbai Special Economic Zone (SEZ), virtually hammering t
  • Libya forces shoot dead dozens, talks begin in Bahrain
    TRIPOLI/MANAMA, February 20 (Reuters): Libyan security forces shot dead dozens of protesters to try to crush a revolt in the second city Benghazi, and the wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East also pushed Bah
  • Death toll in Afghan bank raid rises
    KABUL, February 20 (AP): A brazen attack in which five suicide bombers dressed in security force uniforms stormed a bank in the eastern Afghanistan and killed 38 people is a sign that insurgents are increasingl
  • Japan to dig site linked to WWII human experiments
    TOKYO, February 20 (AP): Japan is starting to excavate the site of a former medical school that may reveal grisly secrets from World War II. Digging begins Monday at the former school linked to Unit 731, a germ
  • China tries to stamp out ‘Jasmine Revolution’
    BEIJING, February 20 (AP): Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a concerted show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution" apparently mo