36 people killed in boat accident in Togo

2011-05-10 10:22:21

At least 36 people were killed as a boat was capsized by a windstorm late Sunday on the Lake Togo, 40 km east of capital Lome, according to official sources on Monday.

Libyan rebels claim kill 57 Gadhafi soldiers

2011-05-10 10:09:00

Libyan rebels killed 57 soldiers and destroyed 17 military vehicles during a major battle west of the insurgent-held city of Ajdabiya on Monday, a rebel military commander said.

Brazil recognises same-sex unions

2011-05-10 09:56:02

Brazil's high court ruled that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, a decision welcomed as a watershed by gay activists.

Obama to host Jordan king for Middle East talks

2011-05-10 09:21:36

US President Barack Obama will host Jordan's King Abdullah on May 17 to discuss unrest across the Middle East and the quest for Arab-Israeli peace.

Blasts heard near Gadhafi compound in new airstrikes

2011-05-10 09:19:28

The Libyan capital was under attack of a series of airstrikes in the early hours of Tuesday, with Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi's compound apparently among the targets, according to media reports.

Jewish paper sorry for altering White House photo

2011-05-10 09:02:29

An Orthodox Jewish newspaper on Monday apologized for digitally deleting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from a photo of President Barack Obama and his staff monitoring the raid by Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden.

Blasts heard in Tripoli,NATO strikes

2011-05-10 08:45:05

Five blasts were heard from apparent NATO missile strikes targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli on Tuesday.

Al-Qaida in Iraq supports Zawahiri, vows revenge

2011-05-10 08:04:48

Al-Qaida in Iraq on Monday pledged support for al-Qaida's No. Two leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and vowed to revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US forces in Pakistan.

White House says no apology for killing bin Laden

2011-05-10 07:55:06

White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday that the United States would not apologize for its unilateral action in Pakistan last week that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Hunt goes on for Mandela's pistol buried 5 decades ago

2011-05-10 06:55:40

Almost half a century ago, Nelson Mandela walked 20 paces from the farmhouse kitchen of his hideout north of Johannesburg and dug a pit where he buried a pistol.

Ship with 600 migrants sinks off Libya

2011-05-10 04:36:40

An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside the port of Tripoli.

Glamour, art, politics collide at classic Cannes

2011-05-09 22:08:45

The Cannes film festival is gearing up for what critics say should be a vintage year, with Hollywood stars out in force.