FBI probes possible bullet hole in US Air plane

2011-03-31 11:25:25

The FBI is investigating what might be a bullet hole, discovered in the side of a US Airways Group Inc plane this week, the airline said on Wednesday.

UN: High radiation outside Japan's exclusion zone

2011-03-31 10:47:28

Recent radiation readings outside the exclusion zone around Japan's nuclear disaster show radiation substantially higher than levels.

CIA sends teams of Libya; US considers rebel aid

2011-03-31 09:42:35

The CIA has sent small teams of operatives into Libya and helped rescue a crew member of a US fighter jet that crashed, and the White House said Wednesday it was assessing "all types of assistance" for rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's troops.

Obama vows to cut oil imports by one third

2011-03-31 09:37:29

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for the country to reduce its oil imports by one third by 2025 to secure its energy supply in the future.

Homes evacuated in Australia after more landslips

2011-03-31 09:26:53

Australia's Queensland Police have declared an emergency situation and 14 homes have been evacuated at Hideaway Bay.

Libya threatens to sue firms over rebel oil deals

2011-03-31 09:11:57

Libya's government warned on Wednesday it would sue any international company which sealed energy deals with the rebels who control some of the country's oil infrastructure, according to stat-run JANA news agency.

Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels

2011-03-31 08:46:25

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert US government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials said on Wednesday.

Libya's foreign minister defects, arrives in Britain

2011-03-31 08:35:44

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in Britain on Wednesday and is resigning from his post, Britain's government said.

First Mercury images in orbit show lots of craters

2011-03-31 08:05:32

New photos from the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury show it has far more impressive battle scars from regular high-speed peltings by space rocks.

Myanmar gets new govt as veteran leader bows out

2011-03-31 07:54:32

Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), led by long-time ruler Than Shwe, was officially dissolved on Wednesday after a swearing-in ceremony for the new government.

India, Pakistan PMs meet at cricket match

2011-03-31 07:33:47

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan joined cricket fans in a northern Indian stadium on Wednesday to watch a key match.

Questions remain over Libyan air strikes

2011-03-31 07:21:34

Key questions regarding Western air strikes against Libya remained unanswered as the London conference on the crisis in the North African country wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon.