Billy the Kid photo sells for over $2m

2011-06-27 08:29:23

What is believed to be the only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid went up for auction in Denver on Saturday and sold for $2.3 million.

Penguin stranded in NZ offered lift home

2011-06-27 08:26:23

A young Emperor penguin stranded in New Zealand has survived two medical procedures and now has an offer of a lift home.

Gadhafi revives offer of vote to end war

2011-06-27 08:22:23

The Libyan government on Sunday renewed its offer to hold a vote on whether Muammar Gadhafi should stay in power.

Remove investment barriers: Envoy

2011-06-27 08:00:09

China's ambassador to the UK said ahead of Premier Wen Jiabao's visit that London should avoid politicizing investment from Beijing.

Berm collapses at US nuclear plant

2011-06-27 07:08:24

A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed, but federal regulators said there was no danger.

Wen stresses coopeartion between big powers

2011-06-27 06:15:26

Wen Jiabao said enhancing communication between the world's big powers is particularly important in face of a variety of global challenges.

Brazil's Graziano elected chief of UN food agency

2011-06-26 22:50:55

Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil has been elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN agency tasked with reducing world hunger at a time of record high food prices.

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz date, marry quietly

2011-06-26 20:48:19

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who play husband and wife in an upcoming film, have taken the roles to heart.

Israel's Vatican envoy backs off WWII pope praise

2011-06-26 20:28:37

Israel's ambassador to the Vatican has backed off his praise of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pope blamed by some Jews for having failed to speak out enough against the Holocaust.

Ex-Ukraine PM to go on trial for abuse of power

2011-06-26 17:45:58

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko must stand trial next Wednesday on a charge of abuse of power, a judge ruled in a pre-trial hearing late on Saturday.

'Planking Thailand' urges people to vote

2011-06-26 07:53:57

Members of a group called "Planking Thailand" make a cross formation, to urge people to vote, a day before advance voting commences in Bangkok June 25, 2011. Thailand will hold a general election on July 3. Planking, the fad of lying face down stiff in often bizarre places for a photo op, has become a global craze.

NATO says hit military targets in Libya's Brega

2011-06-26 07:07:31

NATO said on Saturday its missiles had hit a site in Libya used by Muammar Gaddafi's forces to stockpile military supplies and vehicles, while Gaddafi's state media said 15 civilians had been killed.