Seawater near JP reactor 3,355 times legal radiation limit

2011-03-30 11:14:41

Seawater near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex's No.1 reactor contained radioactive iodine at 3,355 times the legal limit.

US expert sees new business opportunities in China

2011-03-30 11:07:23

The rising of a new middle class in China is a trend which will continue and that has brought new opportunities for American business, says a US expert on China Tuesday.

Death toll reaches 11,232 in Japan

2011-03-30 10:38:12

The National Police Agency said on Wednesday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 11,232 people dead and 16,361 others unaccounted for in Japan

Gunmen kill 56 in grisly Iraq hostage siege

2011-03-30 10:04:31

Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday.

Global clean energy investment reaches $243b in 2010

2011-03-30 09:10:00

Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

Gadhafi urges West to end attack

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged world powers meeting on Tuesday in London to end their "barbaric" offensive against his oil-rich country, as rebels in the east set their sights on the key city of Sirte.

Two cocoa towns fall to Ouattara's forces

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Forces loyal to Cote d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara seized two towns in the heart of the western cocoa belt overnight, in an offensive that may enable them to move toward a major port.

Elizabeth Taylor letters reveal her love at age 17

2011-03-30 07:45:41

In newly revealed love letters, a 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor shared her dreams with her fiance before later agonizing about returning an engagement ring when the relationship soured.

Syrian president accepts his govt's resignation

2011-03-30 07:45:41

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted his government's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of unrest.

Highly toxic plutonium seeps from nuke plant

2011-03-30 07:15:57

Trace amounts of atmospheric radiation from Japan have been detected in more parts of China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

World powers to add pressure on Gadhafi

2011-03-30 06:45:39

Participants attending a London conference on Libya on Tuesday agreed to increase the political and military pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.
China urges ceasefire in Libya

Syrian president to sack government

2011-03-29 21:01:46

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will sack the government after unrest erupted in the country and caused the deaths of about 50 people, the official SANA news agency reported Tuesday.