Japan may need an alternative plan to bring one of its tsunami-stricken nuclear reactors under control.
Western powers and their Arab allies met representatives of the Libyan opposition to seek a political way out of the Libyan crisis.
Australia's central bank governor says the world economy's center of gravity is shifting rapidly to Asia.
US President Barack Obama unveiled a politically risky plan on Wednesday to reduce the US deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years.
Foreign diplomats on Wednesday met in Qatar's capital Doha behind closed door to seek a political exit to the crisis in Libya.
An Iraqi soldier was killed and nine people wounded in gunfire and bomb attacks in and near Baghdad on Wednesday, the police said.
Residents forced from their homes gathered in protest at the Tokyo headquarters of the plant's operator Wednesday demanding compensation.
At least six people were killed Wednesday in two US drone strikes targeting the northwestern Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, official sources said.
Minuscule levels of plutonium have been detected in waters off the Korean peninsula.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was detained for an investigation into corruption and abuse of power accusations.
A tourist participates in a water fight with a Thai boy during the Songkran Festival celebration at Khaosan road in Bangkok April 12, 2011. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.
The President of Tokyo Electric Power Co. apologized at a news conference Wednesday for the nuclear emergency which is still unfolding at the facility.