Ten films to look out for at Cannes

2011-05-10 20:20:02

The Cannes film festival opens on May 11 and runs until May 22. There are 20 movies in the main competition, but many out-of-competition pictures will generate just as much, if not more, interest.

NATO denies involvement in migrant deaths

2011-05-11 09:21:58

NATO denied allegations that its naval vessels failed to help a drifting boat with Libyan migrants aboard, leaving 61 of them dead.

16 Libya migrants drown at sea

2011-05-11 07:48:07

Hundreds of people and 16 dead bodies were pulled out of the sea near the tiny southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday.

Cubans may be allowed to travel abroad

2011-05-11 07:41:45

Cubans will be allowed to travel abroad as tourists for the first time in more than 50 years, the government announced on Monday.

Oy Gevalt! Yiddish cell phone launches in Israel

2011-05-10 14:58:16

Israel's kosher cellular phone market has a new model, a device with a Yiddish interface to help devout Jews with modern technology.

Microsoft says to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

2011-05-10 20:20:44

Microsoft Corp. says it will buy the Internet phone company Skype for $8.5 billion in cash.

Brazil's top court recognises same-sex unions

2011-05-10 09:56:02

Brazil's high court ruled that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, a decision welcomed as a watershed by gay activists.

Microsoft close to deal for Skype: source

2011-05-10 14:02:54

Microsoft Corp is close to buying web video conferencing service Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion including debt.

Heads dumped outside Mexican school

2011-05-10 11:20:38

Six severed heads were left outside a junior high school in the northern state of Durango Monday.

Artificial cat ears react to brainwaves

2011-05-09 16:49:30

Strap-on artificial cat ears have abilities to wiggle, twitch, perk up or flop down by responding to user's brainwaves.

Berlusconi appears at corruption trial

2011-05-09 16:53:14

Premier Silvio Berlusconi has arrived in court for his corruption trial on charges he bribed a witness to lie in another trial.

Blasts heard in Tripoli from NATO strikes

2011-05-10 08:45:05

Five blasts were heard from apparent NATO missile strikes targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli on Tuesday.