BEIJING (AP) — A botulism scare has soured China’s taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country’s dairy industry likely won’t eschew
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it declared an all-day curfew and conducted house to house searches amid fears Islamic extremists armed with explosives infiltrated the northeastern Yobe state capital of Potiskum.
Capt. Eli Lazarus announced the
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Pakistani disaster management official says the death toll from heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses has risen to 80 over the past four days.
The deaths reported by Brig. Kamran
MADRID (AP) — A Spaniard who was convicted in Morocco of raping 11 children and then mistakenly pardoned by the North African country’s king must be held in jail while officials from both countries discuss his fate, a
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s Cabinet says electricity prices will be raised 15 percent for businesses as of next week to ease a budget deficit that compromises economic growth and swells inflation.
The Aug. 15 rise could spark
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff.
As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s human rights office is urging Thailand to oppose a proposed amnesty law that could allow some serious human rights offenders to go unpunished.
Cecile Pouilly, spokeswoman for the Office of the U.N. High
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is angry that animal cruelty charges have been dropped against… More »
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Civil Aviation Authority says the reason that the Sudanese president’s plane was barred from crossing Saudi airspace en route to Iran earlier this weekend was because it did not ask for
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition party says it will call for a street protest if demands for an investigation of irregularities in the country’s recent general election are not met.
Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Toledo were investigating the latest in a string of shootings that left one person dead and six wounded… More »
The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts.
A number of local communities and police departments will host National Night Out events to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former influential state senator from Philadelphia is scheduled to leave a federal prison in Kentucky after serving four years for… More »
CAIRO (AP) — People living on Badr el-Din street say they found the two young men dumped in a pile of rubbish by a park on July 27. Amr Mohammed Salim, 22, a street vendor, was dead, hands
LONDON (AP) — The British government evacuated all staff from its embassy in Yemen Tuesday due to increased security concerns, the Foreign Office said Tuesday.
The move comes shortly after the U.S. State Department ordered non-essential personnel at
LONDON (AP) — A play about WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has won a drama award in Britain.
“The Radicalization of Bradley Manning” was named winner of a James Tait Black Memorial Prize on Tuesday.
The play by Tim
LONDON (AP) — It may look like an iceberg, but there’s nothing cool about it.
Utility company Thames Water says it has discovered what it calls the biggest “fatberg” ever recorded in Britain — a 15-ton blob of
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling with its latest efforts to stop contaminated underground water leaks from running into the sea.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s highest court on Tuesday reduced by two months the 11-year prison terms for jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, who had asked the court to overturn their verdicts and release