Immune system discoveries win 2011 medicine Nobel

2011-10-03 20:04:56

Three scientists who uncovered key secrets of how the body's immune system works have won the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, the prize-awarding institute said on Monday.

Jackson death trial opens with grim photos

2011-09-28 07:13:06

Grim photos of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital bed juxtaposed with a picture of the "Thriller" singer rehearsing the day before his demise brought an emotional opening on Tuesday to the manslaughter trial of the doctor hired to care for him.

Former Afghan president killed

2011-09-21 09:25:39

A suicide attacker with a bomb in his turban assassinated a former Afghan president who for the past year headed a government council seeking a political settlement with the insurgents.

Historypin app lets people create a "time machine"

2011-09-12 18:48:33

Historypin, on iOS and Android platforms, strives to create a collection of memories about locations by counting on people to dig up and digitize old photographs and other media of the places, along with personal recollections of the past.

Yahoo CEO Bartz fired over the phone

2011-09-07 09:47:33

Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous two-year tenure marked by stagnating growth and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba.

Pakistan appoints 1st female foreign minister

2011-07-20 13:48:43

Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday took oath as Pakistan's 26th Minister of Foreign Affairs just days ahead of the foreign ministerial-level talks with India, the Foreign Ministry said.

Showing support, Wendi smacks attacker

2011-07-20 09:54:13

With a scorpion-like swipe at a protester, Wendi Deng became an unlikely hero in defense of her octogenarian husband Rupert Murdoch.

Soccer's David Beckham in car accident, unhurt

2011-05-08 07:28:06

Soccer star David Beckham was at the wheel of a Cadillac that struck another vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway, but he was not injured or cited in the collision, police said on Saturday.

WikiLeaks' Assange is not a criminal

2011-04-27 13:57:51

A 24-country poll found that most people believe WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is not a criminal and should not be charged by the US government for releasing thousands of secret US documents.

Pop star declared Haiti president

2011-04-21 13:42:14

Michel Martelly, a Haitian popular singer known by the stage name "Sweet Micky," was officially declared the earthquake-devastated country's next president.

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.

Palin back in the political spotlight with feisty speech

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Conservative Sarah Palin returned to the US political arena on Saturday after several months absence with a feisty speech attacking both the establishment Republican Party and Democratic President Barack Obama.