'Super Sherpa' ascends top of world for 21st time

2011-05-11 16:46:16

Nepali mountaineer Apa Sherpa popular as "Super Sherpa" made a new world record ascending top of the Mt. Qomolangma on Wednesday morning.

Iran's gas to run to Europe through Iraq and Syria

2011-05-11 16:28:00

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Oji said Iran, Iraq and Syria will sign an agreement on the construction of a pipeline to transfer Iran's natural gas to Europe, Iran's Energy and Oil Information Network (Shana) reported on Wednesday.

US Air Force lesbian who won reinstatement retiring

2011-05-11 16:14:17

An Air Force Reserve flight nurse who sued to overturn her dismissal under the ban on gays serving openly in the military said Tuesday she is retiring with full benefits rather than resuming service.

Cellphone alert system announced in NYC

2011-05-11 14:36:45

The US government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their cellphones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children.

Scientists stung by theft of research bees

2011-05-11 13:47:29

Several thousand bees that were part a multi-million pound neuroscience research project have been stolen from a British university.

Facebook may have leaked personal information

2011-05-11 13:35:33

Facebook users' personal informationcould have been accidentally leaked to third parties, inparticular advertisers, over the past few years, Symantec Corp said in its official blog.

Charges dropped in Guatemala inmate slaying case

2011-05-11 13:28:26

A Guatemalan judge on Tuesday dropped charges against a former prison director accused of participating in the killings of 10 inmates.

Swaziland may not meet June civil service payroll

2011-05-11 13:28:48

Swaziland's finance minister says the impoverished southern African kingdom may not be able to pay civil servants next month.

Close to 600 may be dead on Libyan migrant ship

2011-05-11 13:02:32

Almost everyone on an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 African migrants to Europe is believed to have died when the vessel broke apart within sight of the Libyan capital, the United Nations said.

Libyan PM accuses NATO of violating UN charter

2011-05-11 12:57:05

Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi on Tuesday denounced NATO's bombardment of his country as a breach of the UN Charter, the state-run JANA news agency reported.

S. African lesbians targeted in rapes, slayings

2011-05-11 12:56:42

They found Noxolo Nogwaza's body in a drainage ditch choked with trash and high reeds. The lesbian activist had been repeatedly stabbed with broken glass, and beaten so severely with chunks of concrete that her teeth had been knocked out.

Largest US film studio outside Hollywood opens

2011-05-11 09:59:14

What do "Batman: The Dark Night," and the upcoming movies "Transformers 3" and "Superman: Man of Steel" have in common? They all have Chicago as a filming location.