Iran calls for regional unity, hits out at S. Arabia

2011-04-18 20:56:52

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for unity in the Middle East on Monday, a conciliatory message that contrasted starkly with another senior figure who accused Saudi Arabia of "heresy and deception".

India asks circuses to stop employing kids

2011-04-18 19:33:08

India's top court on Monday ordered circuses to stop employing children and instructed the government to rescue and rehabilitate those currently working in shows.

2 killed in Afghan defense ministry attack

2011-04-18 19:18:35

An insurgent killed two people in the Afghan Defense Ministry on Monday in the third attack on security installations in four days.

12 Iranian engineers abducted in Afghanistan

2011-04-18 18:13:19

Unknown armed men abducted 12 Iranian engineers of a construction company in Farah province on Monday.

Solider opens fire in Afghan ministry, 2 dead

2011-04-18 18:03:11

An Afghan army soldier opened fire in the Defense ministry on Monday, killing two ministry personnel and wounding seven others.

UN chief says to give humanitarian aid in Tripoli

2011-04-18 17:36:36

UN has reached an agreement with the Libyan government to provide humanitarian aid in Tripoli.

NZ to donate $7,900 to quake relief as royal gift

2011-04-18 15:43:34

New Zealand's wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton will be a 10,000 NZ dollars ($7, 900) donation to the Christchurch relief effort.

At least 10 killed in poll violence in Nigeria

2011-04-18 14:54:04

At least 10 people have been killed in different parts of northwest Nigeria's Gombe state after the presidential election.

Japan detects higher radiation levels in nuke plant

2011-04-18 14:11:58

Japan's nuclear safety agency detected elevated levels of radiation inside the buildings housing the No 1 and No 3 reactors.

Global warming to melt all ice in Arctic Ocean

2011-04-18 13:51:37

Global warming will melt all the ice in the Arctic Ocean every summer, raising earth temperatures even further, researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) warned.

Japan sends robots in to stricken nuclear plant

2011-04-18 13:30:10

Nuclear safety officials say the first radiation measurements taken inside two reactor buildings at Japan's crisis-stricken nuclear plant show a harsh environment but not one that will be impossible for humans to work in.

People evacuated as wildfire expands in Texas,US

2011-04-18 13:21:25

Residents were being evacuated from their homes when wildfire burned thousands of acres of land in southwest Texas Sunday.