S Korean president calls for US approval of FTA

2011-04-19 15:18:55

South Korean President Lee Myung- bak on Tuesday asked visiting US senators to make efforts to get a free trade agreement between Seoul and Washington endorsed soon, Lee's office said.

World's newest oldest man turns 114 in Japan

2011-04-19 15:16:55

The world's oldest man is celebrating his 114th birthday with a traditional Japanese meal.

Fidel Castro confirms resignation

2011-04-19 14:41:29

Fidel Castro confirmed in an article published Tuesday that he would no longer be part of the top leadership of the Cuban Communist Party.
Fidel Castro reminds revolution principles

Iran doesn't confirm report of restored Egypt ties

2011-04-19 14:33:12

Iran declined to confirm a news report on Tuesday that it had appointed an ambassador to Egypt.

What leads gay teens to attempt suicide?

2011-04-19 13:57:17

Suicide attempts by gay teens and even straight kids are more common in conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights.

Japan eyes sales tax rise for reconstruction

2011-04-19 13:45:46

Japanese consumers may have to help foot the reconstruction bill, further burdening a hugely indebted economy.

US suspends controller for watching movie on duty

2011-04-19 13:44:44

An air traffic controller has been suspended for watching a movie when he was supposed to be monitoring aircraft.

Colombian president optimistic on peace prospect

2011-04-19 13:14:51

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday he believes the country is in "the final stage" of the decades-long armed conflict.

Nepal's first online course for nurses launched

2011-04-19 13:10:44

International Center for Academics (ICA) in affiliation with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the first online course for in-service nurses in Nepal.

Obama to hold meeting on immigration reform

2011-04-19 12:39:15

President Barack Obama has marshaled a high-profile meeting in an attempt to show wide and varied support for an overhaul of US immigration laws.

Link between pregnancy diet and fat offspring found

2011-04-19 12:28:35

New Zealand scientists have helped find a link between a woman's diet during pregnancy and her child's chances of becoming fat.

Fidel Castro reminds revolution principles

2011-04-19 11:32:00

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro Monday urged the young members of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba to adhere to the revolution principles while encouraging them to embrace the reform.