US space shuttle Endeavour landed safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday morning, ending its 19-year flying mission.
Street battles between Yemeni government and armed tribesmen killed dozens of people in this country teetering on the brink of civil war.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, overthrown by a popular uprising this year, was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in August.
A Egyptian official denied comments saying the military had conducted forced "virginity tests" on female protesters in March.
An attendant gives a soap massage to a customer at the newly restored Roxelana's hamam in Istanbul May 12, 2011.
Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is not prepared to leave Libya and is prepared to seek a political solution to the conflict in the country.
At least 24 people, including 16 tribesmen, four soldiers and four civilians, were killed in the fierce battles in Yemen 's capital.
Judges have rejected an appeal by war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic seeking to stop his extradition to a UN tribunal.
EU and Japan agreed to start talks on a free-trade agreement (FTA) to inject fresh impetus into the world's third-largest economy.
More than 800 tons of fish have died and rotted on a fish farm near Manila that Philippine authorities are blaming on a sudden temperature drop.
There is little hope that Russia and NATO will agree on building a joint missile shield.
Climate change is expected to alter the global fruits and nuts industry dramatically.