South Sudan govt says no war with north

2011-05-26 21:31:43

Salva Kiir Mayardit said that south Sudan would never return to war with the north again no matter what the reasons were.

Pentagon says US reducing troop total in Pakistan

2011-05-26 16:00:10

The United States is reducing the number of its military personnel in Pakistan at that country's request after the killing of Osama bin Laden. That comes from the Pentagon.

Iran's largest lake turning to salt

2011-05-26 15:33:20

From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth.

Police in Grenada accuse man of having gay sex

2011-05-26 15:05:42

Police have arrested a man for having sex with another male on the eastern Caribbean island of Grenada

Georgian riot police clash with protesters

2011-05-26 14:37:28

Georgian riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon on Thursday to disperse several hundred opposition protesters demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, a Reuters reporter said.

Bomb blast wounds at least 7 in Istanbul

2011-05-26 14:37:25

A bicycle bomb wounded seven people including a police officer in Istanbul on Thursday, the city's police chief said.

Maid in Strauss-Kahn case considers civil action

2011-05-26 14:33:31

The hotel maid whom Dominique Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting has added two attorneys to her legal team as she considers a possible civil action.

Mexico: 28 killed in drug shootout in west state

2011-05-26 14:31:55

Gunmen apparently from two rival drug gangs fought a ferocious gunbattle on a highway in a western Mexico state that killed 28 men Wednesday, authorities said.

'American Idol' crowns Scotty McCreery the winner

2011-05-26 13:59:56

Scotty McCreery won the "American Idol" battle of the fresh-faced country crooners Wednesday, pulling more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.

US agents raid California suicide kit seller

2011-05-26 13:58:35

A 91-year-old California woman who sells helium hood kits that people can use to kill themselves said her home was raided by federal agents Wednesday, and her computers, sewing machine, and boxes of ready-made kits were seized as evidence.

Cuba now has more centenarians than Japan

2011-05-26 13:06:35

Cuba is the country with the highest percentage of people over hundred years, even over Japan, President of the Congress on Satisfactory Longevity, Dr. Eugenio Selman, said here Wednesday.

Arab, IMF row to preoccupy G8 leaders

2011-05-26 11:26:42

Leaders of the Group of Eight gather in France on Thursday to endorse aid to new Arab democracies, but wrangling among Western and developing economies over running the IMF may take up much of their time.