IAEA chief visits crippled Japan nuke plant

2011-07-26 08:55:03

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant is making progress to contain damage from the crisis.

US, DPRK to meet for talks

2011-07-26 08:10:22

The representatives from the US and the DPRK will meet "at the end of the week" in New York for preliminary talks.

SAfrican man wakes after 21 hours in morgue fridge

2011-07-26 09:19:47

A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge _ nearly a day after his family thought he had died, a health official said.

UN sets donors conference for Somalia famine

2011-07-26 09:16:43

Efforts to save starving Somalis from drought were ratcheted up Monday, with UN agencies pitching for $1.6 billion from donor countries.

Children abandoned on 'death road'

2011-07-26 08:56:00

Somali mothers are abandoning their children by the roadside as they travel to overwhelmed emergency food centres in drought-hit eastern Africa.

Clashes leave 296 injured in Egypt

2011-07-25 07:50:27

The number of people injured in clashes during Saturday's protests in Cairo rose to 296, official MENA news agency said on Sunday.

Three militants killed in Russia

2011-07-25 09:13:20

Russian police killed three militants, including a woman, in a security sweep in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan Sunday.

DPRK official to visit US for talks

2011-07-25 06:56:55

DPRK Vice-Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan will visit the United States this week to discuss the possible restart of the six-party talks.

Iran blamed US for killing of scientist

2011-07-25 09:10:27

A senior Iranian official on Sunday blamed the United States and Israel for the killing of an Iranian scientist.

US Congress scrambles for debt deal

2011-07-24 14:49:44

The US Congress will struggle on Sunday to hammer out a deficit deal and assure investors America can avert a catastrophic default.

Gunman kills self, 5 others in Texas

2011-07-24 14:49:57

A man attending a birthday party at a roller rink opened fire Saturday night after an apparent spat between family members.

New rules urged for human gene experiments

2011-07-23 09:25:07

Scientific experiments that insert human genes or cells into animals need new rules to ensure they are ethically acceptable and do not lead to the creation of "monsters".