Japanese to make holiday with volunteer work

2011-04-28 14:53:09

Japan's extended spring holiday period is usually a time for the hardworking nation to relax.

Panasonic to cut 40,000 workers

2011-04-28 14:53:18

Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp will slash 40,000 jobs over the next two years.

Obama sending Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

2011-04-28 14:37:04

President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief's job in a major shuffle of the US national security leadership.

Kandahar jail governor detained after breakout

2011-04-28 14:30:10

The governor of the Afghan jail where hundreds of insurgents this week escaped through a tunnel has been detained along with several top aides.

Storms kill 77 around South US

2011-04-28 14:11:27

A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing at least 77 people in four states.

Thai army reinforces troops at Cambodian border

2011-04-28 13:55:52

Thailand has dispatched troops to a disputed area on its border with Cambodia on Thursday after clashes erupted for the seventh day near two 12th-century Hindu temples

Half of US population breathe polluted air: report

2011-04-28 13:34:06

Air pollution poses a threat to the health of about 154 million Americans - or more than half of the US population.

Korea-US FTA bill withdrawn for translation errors

2011-04-28 13:33:03

A long-delayed free trade agreement between Washington and Seoul faced more troubles on Thursday after the South Korean cabinet withdrew a bill for its ratification over translation blunders.

US storms, tornadoes kill 45 in Alabama

2011-04-28 13:29:02

Tornadoes and storms killed 45 people in Alabama on Wednesday as severe weather lashed the southeastern US.

Cambodian, Thai troops exchange gunfire

2011-04-28 11:29:53

Gunfire exchanges between Cambodian and Thai troops over the border area at the Ta Moan temple and Ta Krabei temple in Oddar Meanchey province broke out again Thursday morning.

Hawaii govt hands over Obama's birth records

2011-04-28 11:24:55

Until this week, Hawaii officials said they wouldn't release original birth records for anyone, under any circumstances.

Obamas join 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'

2011-04-28 11:18:25

US President Barack Obama and his wife returned to Chicago on Wednesday to support Oprah Winfrey in her talk show.