- The other side of Libya (Photos)
May 12 2011 5:44 AM
Libyans are moving on with their lives nudging aside the political unrest which has put Libya on the verge of collapse with bloodshed and numerous attacks.
- Latest update from TEPCO: Contaminated water leak poses new problems
May 12 2011 5:14 AM
The damaged Fukushima power plant reported fresh problems of water leak from a reactor vessel and spilling of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday.
- Bin Laden’s death to bring peace in Afghanistan: Minister
May 12 2011 4:31 AM
Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasoul, in his first visit to China since he took office in January, said in Beijing on Wednesday that the elimination of Osama bin Laden was ‘positive’ and will make Afghanistan's transition process easier.
- First human powered copter on the brink of winning the Sikorsky Prize
May 12 2011 4:01 AM
A university team from Maryland is on the verge of creating history when it test-flies the first ever human powered helicopter, Gamera, on Thursday.
- Latest from NASA: Endeavour crew returns to Kennedy Center for Monday launch
May 12 2011 12:31 AM
Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A are preparing space shuttle Endeavour for its upcoming launch attempt on Monday, May 16. Teams have completed all retesting of the aft load control assembly-2 (ALCA-2) and will install the aft compartment flight doors on Thursday, said NASA.
- Google or no Google, India sticks to its new web rules
May 11 2011 9:43 AM
The Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has made a statement to clarify its Internet rules which Google had earlier opposed, citing websites which trash out any content or often construed offensive.
- Syria Divided, for or against the government (Photos)
May 11 2011 9:21 AM
Syria is witnessing either pro-government or anti-government rallies against President Bashar al-Assad's government throughout the country. Assad accepted his government's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of pro-democracy unrest that has posed the gravest challenge to his 11-year rule. Here is a run down on how the rallies weighed over the period.
- Unleashing the Power of Your People with Internal Franchise
May 11 2011 8:59 AM
Business leaders are looking for a new edge. Their companies may be just barely alive, having made cuts they never thought they would have to make. The workers have been beaten down and overworked. The energy, the buzz, and satisfaction are dead. Why not turn to Internal Franchise, advises management consultant and author Martin O’Neill.
- Libyans turn to illegal fishing, greens blame it on unrest
May 11 2011 8:16 AM
Due to the current unrest in Libya there will not be an effective monitoring and enforcement of the fishery in its waters, it will risk an internationally agreed recovery plan for the severely overfished species. There are reports that several Libyan vessels, legally unauthorized to fish for bluefin, have left from European ports in France (Sète) and Malta.
- Mubarak fit to face trial, to be shifted to prison
May 11 2011 8:12 AM
Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak has been confirmed fit to be transferred from his hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh to the Tora Prison in Cairo
- No stone unturned for Google, launches Android@home
May 11 2011 8:04 AM
Global search engine and tech giant Google is ready to go where no other global tech giant would like to enter. It will launch a brand new range of devices which will include dishwashers, light bulbs, thermostats and basically anything which has an electrical connection to it.
- US, China upbeat on Asia-Pacific, conclude talks
May 11 2011 7:28 AM
China and the United States reached agreement to collaborate closely in the Asia-Pacific region after a two-day strategic and economic dialogue in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
- Obama rating shoots up after Ladens’ death
May 11 2011 5:59 AM
President Obama is glorified with almost half (49%) of Americans raising their thumbs for the job he is doing. This is the highest rating for the President since September of 2009 when almost half of Americans gave him positive ratings.
- France arrests six on suspecion of terrorism
May 11 2011 5:40 AM
French police arrested seven persons, including one Indian national in Paris on Tuesday as security was tightened in the city on the sidelines of post-Osama bin Laden's death.
- Fukushima residents await evacuation as govt examines nuclear crisis
May 11 2011 5:22 AM
Thousands of Japanese residents are still waiting to be evacuated from Fukushima as the government and the Fukushima Daiichi power plant management held discussions on Wednesday over the efforts to bring down the two-month nuclear crisis to an end.
- Justice 'undone', says Osama bin Laden's son
May 11 2011 5:10 AM
Omar, 30, said he always disagreed with his father over the violent means and had sent numerous messages denouncing them and urging him to “change his ways”. But even the U.S. forces which had killed Osama have violated the international law by killing an unarmed terrorist leader without a trial, he said in statement issued by the Bin Laden family but signed only by him. The statement was the first by the family after Osama's killing.
- GM announces 2,750 new jobs, to save 1,357 staff
May 11 2011 3:26 AM
GM has announced that it will invest $2 billion in two years from now, creating or retaining 4,000 jobs.
- Japan discards plans on new nuclear power plants
May 10 2011 10:08 AM
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Tuesday that the country would discard plans to build any new nuclear reactors and said a new energy policy is on its way.
- Morning Digest on Arab Unrest
May 10 2011 9:32 AM
The European Union has imposed an arms ban on Syria, besides a freeze and visa ban on 13 top Syrian officials, including the brother of President Bashar al-Assad. Fifty-four Somalis trying to escape Libya are feared dead after an overcrowded boat with hundreds aboard capsized off the coast of Tripoli.
- Schwarzenegger, wife Maria Shriver go for divorce after 25 years
May 10 2011 8:44 AM
Former actor and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced on Monday that they are getting divorced, after 25 years of their marriage.