Zuma says Gadhafi refuses to leave Libya

2011-05-31 21:23:57

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is not prepared to leave Libya but will press efforts to find a political solution to the country's conflict, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

Mladic extradition appeal rejected

2011-05-31 19:32:06

Judges have rejected an appeal by war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic seeking to stop his extradition to a UN tribunal.

North, south Sudan to demilitarized border

2011-05-31 17:30:19

Sudan's north and south have agreed to establish a jointly patrolled demilitarized border zone.

William and Kate on multi-city Canada, US tour

2011-05-31 17:06:19

Prince William and his bride will travel thousands of miles (kilometers) from Canada's north to Southern California on their first official overseas trip, royal officials said Monday.

Afghan president seeks to limit NATO airstrikes

2011-05-31 16:20:18

Angered by civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday he will no longer allow NATO airstrikes on houses, issuing his strongest statement yet against strikes that the military alliance says are key to its war on Taliban insurgents.

Iran closes airspace to Merkel's plane

2011-05-31 15:59:51

Officials say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India was delayed for about two hours when Iran's government refused the plane permission to fly over the country.

Afghan soldier shoots dead Australian mentor

2011-05-31 14:57:33

An Afghan soldier has shot dead his Australian mentor, a puzzling death that Australia's leader said Tuesday would not weaken the nation's commitment to its military role in Afghanistan despite an expected public backlash.

Report questions official Haiti quake death toll

2011-05-31 13:36:03

Far fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's devastating earthquake than claimed by Haitian leaders, a report commissioned by the US government has concluded - challenging a central premise behind a multibillion-dollar aid and reconstruction effort.

WHO urges Asian govts to pass laws against tobacco use

2011-05-31 13:28:12

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that governments should pass and implement laws that will prevent premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases.

Pakistani jets attack Taliban hideouts, kill 11

2011-05-31 13:10:51

Pakistani warplanes attacked Taliban positions in the northwestern Orakzai tribal region on Tuesday, killing 11 militants, a senior regional government official said.

Brazil's Rousseff calls for 'culture of cycling'

2011-05-31 11:32:41

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday demanded local governments build more bicycle lanes in the country.

Gadhafi ready for truce, rejected by rebels

2011-05-31 11:09:36

Moammar Gadhafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, visiting South African president said Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler.