Hibernating for some 60 good years, the world’s oldest solar panel built by a British science teacher has come out of the standby mode. Antique dealer Fred Nickson unveiled it at yesterday’s Antiques for Everyone show at Birmingham’s NEC. Still in wo
A crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital left 15 people dead [including a Reuters reporter] and more than 650 injured, with no progress in ending a month long standoff with demonstrators demanding new elections.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 96, officials said. There were
Kyrgyzstan on Saturday buried several of those killed in the overthrow of the government, while security concerns prompted the U.S. military to halt troop flights from its base in the Central Asian state.
With U.S. President Barack Obama shifting his nuclear nonproliferation strategy to rogue states and terrorists, Chile has become an example of how small countries can play...
Elian Gonzlez now 16, is shown serious-faced with fellow youth delegates during last weekend's congress at a sprawling and drab convention center in western Havana.
Maoist rebels launched a series of devastating attacks on paramilitary forces patrolling the forests of eastern India, killing at least 75 troops in the deadliest strike against the government in the 43-year insurgency. The attack, which came amid a
'Everything the State Says Is a Lie'
Thai authorities will seek a court order on Monday to arrest leaders of tens of thousands of protesters occupying Bangkok's main shopping district, hoping to derail an increasingly bold four-week rally to force elections. Despite repeated warnings
“The world’s rapidly increasing slums are becoming a social “time bomb” ready to explode."
Some reports cited satellite footage of a North Korean submarine disappearing and then reappearing around the time the Cheonan sunk last Friday as possible evidence of the North's involvement.
Strong currents frustrated rescue efforts for 46 sailors thought to be trapped on the sunken South Korea Cheonan warship, dimming their hopes for survival.
Yet the improvements, seven years after the end of a 14-year civil war which shattered the country's infrastructure, have had little impact on the lives of ordinary Monrovia residents, who remain mired in extreme poverty and 80 percent unemployment.
2 female suicide bombers blew themselves up in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. They blamed the carnage on rebels from the Caucasus
Protesters in Thailand claimed a symbolic victory Saturday after forcing soldiers to retreat from parts of Bangkok's historic district, raising tensions in what so far has been a nonviolent bid to bring down the government.
A South Korean naval ship was sinking after possibly being hit by a North Korean torpedo and several sailors were killed. A South Korean warship later fired at an unidentified vessel toward the north, indicating a possible attack, and the South's pre
N. Korea's military threatened S. Korea and the US with "unprecedented nuclear strikes" as it expressed anger that the 2 countries are preparing for possible instability in the totalitarian country, a scenario it dismissed as a "pipe dream."
On Jan. 16, two days after a killer earthquake hit Haiti, a team of senior military officers from the U.S. Central Command (responsible for overseeing American security interests in the Middle East), arrived at the Pentagon to brief Joint Chiefs of S
“Zeitgeist Day”, or ZDAY for short, is an annual, global event day which occurs in the middle of March, each year. The goal is to increase public awareness of The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project.
Myanmar's military regime unveiled on Friday the last of its election laws, which detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has described as unjust and repressive. The laws bar the Nobel Peace laureate from running for office or even voting in p
Police clashed with stone-throwing youths in Athens as tens of thousands of strikers protested against draconian cutbacks aimed at pulling Greece out of a debt crisis shaking the euro zone. In one central square hundreds of protesters hurled sticks a
ROME — The brother of Pope Benedict XVI has told a newspaper he is willing to testify in the sex scandal rocking Germany's Catholic Church, even though he says he knows nothing about the alleged abuse of boys in a choir he later led. The Rev. Georg
While German authorities are seeking to break the Catholic Church's “wall of silence” on child molestation, Catholic reformers turn to Pope Benedict XVI for answers. Sexual abuse of child pupils at several German Catholic schools, including a mo
(Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it will bolster its atomic arsenal and was no longer bound by the cease fire that ended the Korean War due to joint U.S.-South Korean military drills, which start this week. The comments come just days after a s
NUCLEAR weapons carried aboard Royal Navy warships are high on Al Qaeda’s hit list, it has emerged. Followers of Osama Bin Laden are being urged to track the Ark Royal, Illustrious and Invincible in what is being called the “battle of the masts”
A combination of geography, comparative wealth and disaster readiness is why Chile's massive earthquake won't come close to Haiti's calamitous toll even though it was much stronger, experts say. Saturday's 8.8-magnitude quake, the seventh most
Official Story Continues to Change as Identities of 'Suspects' Remain Unclear
A devastating earthquake struck Chile Saturday toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean, a quarter of the globe.
Turkish police detained 50 military commanders planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. The nationwide sweep highlighted the ongoing struggle between the secular establishment an
European finance ministers bluntly told Greece to prepare tougher spending cuts and new taxes in an attempt to snuff out a government debt crisis that has shaken the entire eurozone. It will need to take the extra measures if current cutbacks don't b