Seawater near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex's No.1 reactor contained radioactive iodine at 3,355 times the legal limit.
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.
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 wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tuesday.
Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.
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.
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.
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 Bashar al-Assad accepted his government's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of unrest.
Trace amounts of atmospheric radiation from Japan have been detected in more parts of China, including Beijing and Shanghai.
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 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.