Wikileaks site comes under attack

2011-08-31 08:56:23

The Wikileaks website crashed in an apparent cyberattack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of once-secret State Department cables.

Obama salutes '9/11 generation'

2011-08-31 06:33:14

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday paid tribute to "9/11 generation" of veterans and service members.

Contestants of Miss Universe 2011 Pageant in Sao Paulo

2011-08-30 16:07:38

Contestants of Miss Universe 2011 Pageant visit Sao Paulo.

Rebels seek to extradite Gadhafi family

2011-08-30 10:42:11

Libya's National Transitional Council said it would demand Algeria hand over Gadhafi's family so that they could be tried in courts.

Cabinet resigns, Noda to take helm

2011-08-30 10:09:12

The Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned en masse Tuesday morning, a day after Yoshihiko Noda was picked as the new DPJ chief.

Turkish military kills 160 rebels

2011-08-30 08:16:59

The general staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said they have killed an estimated 145 to 160 members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party.

Floods kill 98 in Southwest Nigeria

2011-08-30 06:40:53

Floods in the southwest Nigerian city of Ibadan killed at least 98 people over the weekend, and bodies were still being recovered from the scene.

Ferocious Hurricane Irene shuts down NY City

2011-08-28 19:11:05

Hurricane Irene battered New York with ferocious winds and driving rain on Sunday, shutting down the US financial capital and most populous city, halting mass transit and causing massive power blackouts as it churned slowly northward along the eastern seaboard.

Rebels free over 10,000 prisoners

2011-08-29 06:32:02

Libyan rebels said Sunday that over 10,000 prisoners arrested by embattled leader Muammar Gadhafi's government had been freed.

Iraq mosque bombing kills 28

2011-08-29 06:35:40

A suicide bombing rattled through a mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad late on Sunday, killing 28 people and wounding at least 40 others.

Lockerbie bomber found 'in coma'

2011-08-29 07:59:07

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber, was found in Libya's capital of Tripoli and in coma, US media reports said on Sunday.

Global economy in dangerous phase

2011-08-28 09:06:43

IMF chief warned that downside risks to the global economy this summer have indicated that the global economy is in a "dangerous new phase".