Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano will temporarily double as foreign minister after Seiji Maehara resigned Sunday over illegal political donation.
A man has died after falling into a mine shaft so deep and treacherous that rescuers had to abandon efforts to reach him while he was still alive.
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara resigned on Sunday to take responsibility for accepting donations from a foreign national.
The Libyan government forces have completely regained control of Zawiya, some 40 km west of the country' s capital of Tripoli after the two-day fighting, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Khalid Kilba told reporters Saturday.
Dancers perform during a parade at the Barranquilla's carnival in Colombia.
Revellers parade for Unidos do Peruche and Tom Maior samba schools during Carnival in Sao Paulo March 5, 2011.
Forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi fired tear gas at protesters in Tripoli on Friday.
China understands and supports Pyongyang's wish to hold dialogues with Washington and Seoul respectively outside the frozen Six-Party Talks.
A rocket carrying the Glory Earth-observing satellite launched on Friday but failed to place the satellite into orbit, sending both plummeting into the Pacific.
Sex workers wearing masks lead a march to mark International Sex Workers Rights Day in Johannesburg March 3, 2011.
Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decided Thursday to accept caretaker Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq's resignation.