M7.1 quake jolts northeast Japan

2011-07-10 09:43:53

A strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday, and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated.

Boehner to seek smaller deal

2011-07-10 09:03:17

House Speaker John Boehner has informed president Barack Obama that he wants to pursue a smaller $2 trillion deficit reduction deal.

UK's News of the World bids farewell to readers

2011-07-10 08:40:36

Britain's best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front page message - "THANK YOU & GOODBYE".

Leon Panetta: Al-Qaida's defeat 'within reach'

2011-07-10 08:27:40

New US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, saying he believed the strategic defeat of al Qaeda was within reach.

NORAD intercepts small plane near Camp David

2011-07-10 08:04:10

Two F-15 fighter jets have intercepted a small aircraft near Camp David in Maryland, where President Barack Obama is spending part of the weekend.

Hundreds arrested in Malaysian protest

2011-07-09 14:38:19

Malaysian Police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of activists as more than 20,000 demonstrators massed Saturday across Malaysia's main city.

Pakistan orders troops in after days of unrest

2011-07-09 08:00:37

Pakistan on Friday ordered 1,000 extra troops to deploy in Karachi with instructions to shoot-to-kill after up to 70 people were killed in the deadliest six months of political violence since 1995.

NASA's last space shuttle blasts into history

2011-07-09 07:57:37

Atlantis and four astronauts thundered into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttle voyage.

South Sudan celebrates independence

2011-07-09 07:24:28

Southern Sudanese played drums, danced and sang the soon-to-be national anthem of the world's newest country early Saturday morning, after the clock struck midnight Friday.

Malaysia police free 30 children held hostage

2011-07-08 06:51:02

A general view of the kindergarten where children and teachers are held hostage in a neighbourhood in Muar in Malaysia's southern Johor state July 7, 2011. Malaysian police stormed a preschool Thursday to free 30 children and four teachers held hostage by a man armed with a hammer and a machete.

65 killed in three-day violence in Pakistan

2011-07-08 09:00:41

At least 29 people were killed in different firing incidents in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday.

Fans mourn end of Harry Potter magic

2011-07-07 16:31:46

Film farewells don't get much bigger than Harry Potter, and thousands of fans prepared on Thursday to say goodbye to their beloved boy wizard.