Gadhafi compound bombed

2011-03-22 08:17:56

Western forces launched a second wave of air strikes on Libya overnight and officials in Tripoli said a missile intended to kill Muammar Gadhafi had destroyed a building in his fortified compound.

29 killed, 23 trapped in Pakistani coal mine blast

2011-03-21 11:22:15

At least 29 dead bodies have been recovered with 23 people still remaining trapped inside a coal mine following a series of gas blasts that occurred early March 20 in the mine located near Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental concludes 1st flight

2011-03-21 11:14:11

Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental took to the sky for the first time on Sunday, a milestone for the US aviation giant's latest and biggest passenger plane.

Haiti's presidential run-off ends

2011-03-21 11:08:40

Haiti's presidential run-off between former first lady Miralnde Manigat and singer Michel Martelly ended on Sunday in peace.

Japan's nuclear leak to affect site of US reactors

2011-03-21 10:35:44

In light of the Japan nuclear crisis, US officials will reevaluate where the United States builds its nuclear power plants.

Explosions rock Tripoli amid Libya's ceasefire

2011-03-21 09:59:30

Strong explosions ripped off the Libyan capital of Tripoli Sunday night although Libya announced a fresh ceasefire.

Millions vote in Egypt's referendum

2011-03-21 08:01:22

Millions of Egyptians were joyfully waiting for hours on Saturday to cast their ballots on a package of constitutional changes eliminating restrictions on political rights and civil liberties.

Pressure rises again in Japan reactor

2011-03-20 13:32:47

Technicians prepared to vent radioactive gas into the air Sunday because of a new spike in pressure at Japan's crippled, leaking nuclear complex, while a safety official said protective iodine pills should have been distributed near the plant days earlier.
Radiation found in Japanese milk, spinach

US starts missile attack against Libya

2011-03-20 09:41:46

The United States Saturday launched the first Tomahawk missile attacks against the Libyan air defense from warships deployed in the Mediterranean.

Egyptians vote on constitutional amendments

2011-03-19 20:05:33

Egyptians started voting on Saturday morning to decide on constitutional amendments aimed at ensuring free and fair parliamentary and presidential polls later this year.

EU commissioner to promote food in China

2011-03-19 10:32:33

Dacian Ciolos, the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, will visit China from Sunday to promote European food and drinks.

Courageous volunteers aim to prevent nuke disaster

2011-03-19 08:29:53

Chinese netizens joined Web users and media from around the world to pay their respects to the "Fukushima 50", a band of volunteer workers who have stayed behind at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to try to prevent the biggest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986.