75 missing in trawler capsize in Bangladesh

2011-07-31 00:57:47

At least 75 people were missing as a passenger-packed trawler capsized in Buriganga River near Bangladesh's capital Dhaka Saturday night.

Turkey's top army leaders resign

2011-07-30 02:27:14

Turkey's top army leaders, namely chief of general staff Isik Kosaner, top commanders of the land forces, air forces and navy resigned on Friday.

Japan PM calls for careful cutback on nuke energy

2011-07-30 07:58:49

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday called for a long-term and careful effort to scale back the nation's reliance on nuclear power over the next four decades and make more use of solar energy and other renewable power sources.

US Senate kills House debt ceiling plan

2011-07-30 10:11:27

The US Senate voted to kill a debt ceiling plan put forth by House Speaker John Boehner to avoid a looming debt default crisis.

US 'almost out time' on debt deal

2011-07-30 07:28:45

President Barack Obama warned the United States was "almost out of time" to make a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling, insisting that a compromise was within reach.

Bush explains slow reaction to 9/11 attacks

2011-07-30 07:28:45

Former US president George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the Sept 11, 2001, attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.

DPRK, US resume nuclear talks

2011-07-30 07:28:45

Stephen Bosworth, the US special envoy to the DPRK, was in discussions with Kim Kye-gwan, the DPRK's vice-foreign minister, at the US Mission to the United Nations.

Libyan rebels military commander killed

2011-07-29 08:20:54

The head of the Libyan rebel armed forces was shot and killed Thursday just before arriving for questioning by rebel authorities.

Mubarak trial to be held in Cairo

2011-07-29 06:42:29

The trial of Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former interior minister will be held in Cairo, a top judiciary official said Thursday.

Malaysia firm to build $100b cross-border gas pipeline

2011-07-29 09:01:38

A Malaysian oil and gas specialist company announced on Thursday it would build a $100 billion cross-border gas pipeline that stretches through Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

Suicide attackers kill 19 in Afghanistan

2011-07-29 08:30:07

Suicide attackers killed at least 19 people, 12 of them young children, when they targeted government buildings in southern Afghanistan on Thursday.

DPRK says US weapons program will lead to new nuclear arms race

2011-07-29 07:50:28

United nations - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) UN ambassador said on Wednesday that US modernization of its nuclear weapons and expansion of its missile defense systems will eventually spark a new nuclear arms race.