Fire on train in Israel injures dozens

2010-12-28 20:17:01

A fire broke out Tuesday morning on a railway car ferrying passengers in central Israel, injuring up to 40 people, mostly from shock or smoke inhalation, one of them in serious condition, local medics said.

For Japan, 2010 was a year to forget

2010-12-28 13:25:50

For once-confident Japan, 2010 may well mark a symbolic milestone in its slide from economic giant to what experts see as its likely destiny……

US 'deeply concerned' over Russia tycoons' verdict

2010-12-28 11:29:30

The White House said Monday that it was "deeply concerned" over a Russian court's conviction of two former Russian business tycoons- Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev.

Twin suicide bombings kill 17 in Iraq's Ramadi

2010-12-28 09:22:47

Twin suicide bombings rocked a government compound in Iraq's western city of Ramadi on Monday, killing 17 people, a deputy interior minister said.

US snow storm strands buses, planes, trains

2010-12-28 08:36:06

A powerful East Coast blizzard marooned thousands of would-be air, rail and road travelers Monday, shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day.

Publisher confirms Julian Assange book deal

2010-12-28 08:28:15

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's being forced into penning an autobiography to keep his organization from going under.

Poll: Japanese want strong ties with China, US

2010-12-28 06:57:55

A survey shows that nearly two-thirds of Japanese believe the country should seek for deeper interdependence with China.

People pray for victims of 2004 Asian tsunami

2010-12-27 10:02:56

In Indonesia's Banda Aceh, survivors gathered in neighbourhood mosques or homes to remember those killed by tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake off the island of Sumatra six years ago.

Rebels kill 300 troops in S Philippines in 2010

2010-12-27 09:06:25

The leftist New People's Army in southern Philippines said on Sunday the group's armed wing has continued to gain an upper hand in the war against government forces in the region.

New ROK drills add to tension on peninsula

2010-12-27 07:07:43

The announcement by the Republic of Korea (ROK) of naval drills, starting on Monday, has again escalated tension on the Korean Peninsula.
DPRK says prepares to launch sacred war 
DPRK, ROK maintain tough stance

Freezing rain affects traffic in Moscow

2010-12-26 18:05:06

Railways and one international airport in Moscow region were affected by the power outage caused by freezing rain Sunday, local media reported.

Japan's DPJ might form new coalition

2010-12-26 14:53:02

Japan's top government spokesman Yoshito Sengoku said Sunday the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) might form a new coalition government, according to a Kyodo News report.