• Libya rebels plead for help; Kadhafi son defiant 

    19/04/2011 05:00

    Libyan rebels are pictured with the former flag of the north African nation alongside the French national flag close to the strategic rebel-held town of Ajdabiya. A rebel official in Libya’s besieged city of Misrata pleaded for...

  • Laos to delay $3.8 billion dam project on environmental concerns 

    19/04/2011 05:00

    A farmer feeds his cows on a dry riverbank in the Mekong Delta. Laos agreed to delay construction of a $3.8 billion hydropower dam because of concerns among neighboring Mekong River countries that the project would disrupt fish...

  • US helped Israel contain UN Gaza war probe: report 

    18/04/2011 05:00

    Israeli soldiers fire a mortar round towards the Gaza Strip from the Israeli side of the border with the Palestinian coastal strip in 2009. The United States worked behind the scenes to help Israel contain UN probes into possible...

  • Raul Castro succeeds Fidel as Communist Party chief 

    18/04/2011 05:00

    Cuban President Raul Castro delivers a speech during the opening session of the Sixth Communist Party Congress at the Convention Palace in Havana on April 16, 2011. Cuban President Raul Castro has been appointed head of the ruling...

  • Obama says he deserves second term

    Obama says he deserves second term

    17/04/2011 05:00

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday on campaign trail he can make the case for a second term, and voters will come to see him as the candidate best prepared to serve as president by next year’s elections, according to an interview he gave to the U.S. media....

  • Putin says he may run for president in 2012

    Putin says he may run for president in 2012

    17/04/2011 05:00

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that he and President Dmitry Medvedev may both run in the 2012 presidential election. “Neither Dmitry Anatolyevich (Medvedev), nor I can rule out that each of us may run in the race,” Putin was quoted by the...

  • Trauma and controversy: Chernobyl's health legacy 

    17/04/2011 05:00

    Volodymyr Palkin, 69, a former employee of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and now a patient in Kiev's radiological hospital displaying his picture taken at the plant some 25 years before. Every year, Volodymyr Palkin spends...

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