Syria lifts emergency laws

2011-04-19 22:44:02

Syria's government approved lifting the country's nearly 50-year-old state of emergency Tuesday.

Cherry blossoms bloom in Japan disaster zone

2011-04-19 22:36:30

Cherry blossoms in full bloom are seen at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, April 19, 2011.

Helicopter crashes in northeast India, killing 17

2011-04-19 21:10:57

A helicopter hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India's remote northeast on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people.

Libya won't allow foreign troops in with UN aid

2011-04-19 20:48:22

A senior Libyan official on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of allowing foreign troops to escort humanitarian aid convoys in Libya, saying such a deployment would be viewed as military, not humanitarian.

No breaking news Pulitzer in year of disasters

2011-04-19 17:56:17

No one won the breaking news award at Pulitzer this year.

ROK mulls deploying frigates near disputed islets

2011-04-19 17:55:36

ROK is considering deploying frigates near a set of disputed islets in response to Japan's renewed territorial claim over them.

Japan nuke plants starts pumping radioactive water

2011-04-19 15:56:02

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area.

Singapore dissolves Parliament, signals election

2011-04-19 15:46:14

Singapore's president has dissolved the city-state's Parliament, signaling a general election could be coming within weeks.

Malaysia sends 66 teen boys to anti-gay counseling

2011-04-19 15:37:46

Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys whom they consider effeminate to a four-day camp where they will receive counseling on masculine behavior.

Indian police kill protester against nuke plant

2011-04-19 15:24:39

At least one person was killed and several others injured when Indian police opened fire to disperse locals protesting against the planned construction of a nuclear power plant.

Pakistan tests nuclear capable missile

2011-04-19 15:20:49

Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted the first flight test of the newly developed short range surface-to-surface Multi Tube Ballistic Missile (NASR).

Road accidents killed 55 during Lao New Year

2011-04-19 15:19:15

Road accidents killed 55 people in Laos during the week of the Lao New year celebrations (April 11-17 ).