Japan quake reconstruction may cost up to $184b

2011-05-22 11:12:56

Japanese Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano said on Sunday the government may need to spend 10 trillion yen to 15 trillion yen ($184 billion) for reconstruction from the devastating earthquake that hit the country's northeast in March.

16 killed in landslides at Malaysian orphanage

2011-05-22 13:15:20

Two landslides that hit a Malaysian orphanage killed 15 boys and one adult but nine other people survived, police said Sunday.

Apocalypse believers await end, skeptics carry on

2011-05-22 11:24:45

They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away earthly belongings or draining their savings accounts. And so they waited, vigilantly, on Saturday for the appointed hour to arrive.

NASA clears space shuttle damage, says gouge OK

2011-05-22 10:27:24

NASA says the gash in space shuttle Endeavour's belly poses no safety concern.

Yemeni opposition signs GCC-brokered deal

2011-05-22 07:31:57

The Yemeni opposition on Saturday evening signed the GCC-brokered deal, which requires President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in order to end months-long political deadlock.

Iran arrests 30 suspected of US-linked spying

2011-05-22 07:47:27

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced Saturday that it had identified and dismantled a large spy network linked to the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

More than 40 killed in dust storm in N India

2011-05-22 08:30:25

More than 40 people were Saturday killed and several others injured in different parts of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh as dust storm.

Strauss-Kahn under house arrest in New York

2011-05-22 07:21:45

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn remained under house arrest and armed guard on Saturday.

IMF chief released from jail under house arrest

2011-05-21 09:32:07

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from jail Friday and will be held under house arrest near the former World Trade Center.

Mexican drug cartel boss caught at birthday party

2011-05-21 11:48:34

Mexican police said on Friday they captured a suspected drug kingpin from the Gulf drug cartel.

Space station gets upgrade

2011-05-21 07:58:20

Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts accomplished the main objective of their mission on Thursday.

16 killed in NATO fuel truck blast in Pakistan

2011-05-21 15:46:18

At least 16 people were killed in northwest Pakistan on Saturday after a bomb attack claimed by a militant group hit a truck carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces.