Yemen's Saleh injured in shelling, 7 killed

2011-06-04 10:08:16

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh blamed an 'outlaw gang' among his tribal enemies for a shelling attack on a mosque in the presidential compound that slightly injured him and several aides and killed seven people.

36 same-sex couples married in Chicago with govt support

2011-06-03 09:25:13

Thirty-six same-sex couples tied the knot Thursday at a high-profile public ceremony in Chicago's Millennium Park, a day after the newly-signed Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act that allows such marriages became effective.

Explosions heard in Libyan capital

2011-06-03 07:51:25

Strong explosions were heard in Libyan capital Tripoli Thursday night, following NATO airstrikes, a Xinhua reporter said.

Yemen fighting intensifies,US envoy in talks

2011-06-03 06:44:59

Forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled with tribal fighters in Yemen's capital on Thursday in clashes that killed dozens.

Chinese scientists identify E.coli strain

2011-06-03 06:27:51

A highly infectious new strain of E.coli bacteria is causing a deadly outbreak of food poisoning in Germany, scientists said on Thursday.

Rebels arrest three suspects related to Gaddafi

2011-06-03 06:13:08

A senior Libyan opposition official said Thursday a blast in their bastion Benghazi Wednesday was conducted by the ring loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and three suspects in the case have been arrested.

WHO: E. coli outbreak caused by new strain

2011-06-02 20:57:24

The E. coli bacteria responsible for a deadly outbreak in Europe is a new strain that has never been seen before.

27 Pakistani police, 40 militants killed in raid

2011-06-02 17:24:43

Twenty-seven Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers and up to 40 insurgents were killed in clashes after heavily armed militants crossed over from Afghanistan and attacked a checkpoint, officials said on Thursday.

WCO: Drug trafficking a main challenge to customs

2011-06-02 16:48:53

International drug trafficking has become one of the main challenges to customs in transborder trade in the Americas and Caribbean, the World Customs Organization (WCO) said Wednesday.

NATO: Former bin Laden associate captured

2011-06-02 16:06:51

NATO says it has captured a senior al-Qaida facilitator and former Osama bin Laden associate in northern Afghanistan.

40 killed in clash in NW Pakistan

2011-06-02 15:55:39

At least 40 militants were killed in an on-going clash with Pakistani security forces that broke out since Wednesday in the country's northwest Upper Dir district bordering Afghanistan.

NZ to have tougher checks on overseas students

2011-06-02 15:46:24

New Zealand Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said he is planning to make it harder for some international students to study in this country, the Radio New Zealand reported Thursday.