Israeli-Palestinian violence erupts on three borders

2011-05-15 21:50:49

Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, leaving at least eight dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term "the catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948. Israeli troops shot at protesters in three separate locations to prevent crowds from crossing Israeli frontier lines in the deadliest such confrontation in years.

India, Pakistan exchange border fire

2011-05-15 17:34:52

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged sustained cross-border fire on Sunday, a spokesman for the Indian military said.

Twelve dead in Israeli border skirmishes

2011-05-16 07:40:55

Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Sunday, leaving at least 12 dead and dozens wounded.

IMF chief denies sex-assault charges

2011-05-16 07:10:20

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman,said that his client will plead not guilty for the sex-assault charges against him. France urges prudence over sex probe

Protests turn deadly on Israeli border; 8 dead

2011-05-16 01:54:09

8 people were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators near Israel's borders with Syria and Lebanon.

America shows off warship that buried bin Laden

2011-05-15 14:50:42

US officials welcomed visitors Sunday to the USS Carl Vinson warship, from which Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea, but did not discuss the ultra-secretive attack that killed him.

6.0-magnitude quake hits Hindu Kush region

2011-05-15 07:30:45

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan at 5:07 am Beijing Time on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Hundreds of Syrians cross border to Lebanon

2011-05-15 07:29:25

Hundreds of Syrians crossed the border into Lebanon Saturday and one man died of gunshots after fleeing his country to the Lebanese border village of Wadi Khaled, a security source told Xinhua.

7 killed as blast hits bus in Pakistan

2011-05-15 07:23:37

A blast on a passenger bus killed at least seven persons in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province Saturday evening, police and local media said.

Huckabee rules out White House run in 2012

2011-05-15 09:18:45

Republican Mike Huckabee announced on Saturday he would not seek his party's US presidential nomination in 2012, adding uncertainty to the race to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama.

Louisiana braces as flood spillway opens

2011-05-15 08:55:05

Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge.

NY police: IMF head Strauss-Kahn in custody

2011-05-15 07:43:42

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody on Saturday at JFK airport in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, a New York police spokesman told Reuters.