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Yemenis call for resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis swarmed the flashpoint city of Taez on Wednesday in a fresh call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign, as world anger mounted over a bloody crackdown on protests. "Leave Ali, leave" and "The people want to overthrow the regime,"..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
The United States on Wednesday rebuffed a letter from Muammar Gaddafi to President Barack Obama, reiterating calls for the Libyan strongman to agree to a ceasefire and relinquish power. "I don’t think there is any mystery about what is expected from Mr Gaddafi at this time," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters when..
Portugal on Wednesday said it had finally decided to request financial assistance from the European Union, paving the way for a third bailout of a eurozone country after Ireland and Greece. Analysts have said that Portugal could require a package worth 70 billion euros (100 billion dollars), compared with 85 billion for Ireland and 110..
The mystery object floats along the River Parrett A mystery object spotted floating in a river led a sleepy Somerset town to become an internet hit as intrigue over the item grew. Hundreds of locals flocked to Bridgwater after news spread that an “unidentified floating object” was found in the River Parrett. The market town,..
File photo of the head of the Russian Federal Space Agency Anatoly Perminov, who is to step down after seven years in the job, a deputy prime minister announced Wednesday, after a string of problems and launch delays angered top officials. The head of Russia’s space agency is to step down after seven years..
The Australian military was hit by another scandal Wednesday after a young army recruit allegedly filmed himself having sex with a female cadet and broadcast it via Skype to his friends. The Australian military was hit by another scandal Wednesday after a young army recruit allegedly filmed himself having sex with a female cadet..
Guantanamo Bay The White House reaffirmed its commitment on Tuesday to closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, despite a decision to try the accused September 11 plotters at the controversial camp. "We remain committed to closing Guantanamo because it’s in our national security interest," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. Such an..
File pic of Abdelati Obeidi (L) and Greek PM George Papandreou in Athens The Libyan government has named deputy minister for European affairs Abdelati Obeidi as its new top diplomat to replace Mussa Kussa who defected to the West last week, a senior foreign ministry official told AFP on Tuesday. "Mr Abdelati Obeidi is..
The royal wedding stamps printed in Niue have images of Prince William and Kate Middleton, with perforations that split the couple down the middle The Pacific nation of Niue has printed unusual commemorative stamps for Britain’s royal wedding: an image of Prince William and Kate Middleton with perforations that split the couple down the..
Regina started slowly and steadily in training Luna the cow, and only tried to ride her after six months When Regina Mayer’s parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old instead turned to a very different type of animal to make her riding dreams come true – a cow called Luna. Hours..
Tornado strike aircraft are to be deployed against Gaddafi’s forces David Cameron has announced an increase in the number of Tornado strike aircraft to be deployed to hit Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. The prime minister made the announcement during a two-hour visit to the Gioia del Colle air base in southern Italy, where he thanked..
Iman Al-Obeidi is seen in Tripoli in this Saturday March 26, 2011 file photo A Libyan woman who says she is the person who burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell foreign journalists that she had been gang raped by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops told a CNN interviewer Monday that she is out of custody..