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Red Cross Emblem Dropped from UK Production

Posted: 01/07/2011 - A nurse in a Robin Hood stage show had to change her costume after the Red Cross warned the theater company the use of its emblem on the dress could violate the Geneva Conventions.

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Lead Poisoning Outbreak Remains a Threat

Posted: 01/07/2011 - A lead poisoning outbreak that has killed more than 400 children in the rural farmlands of northern Nigeria remains "a neglected, underfunded emergency," the U.N. warned Friday, saying many villages remain coated with the deadly metal.

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Germany Halts Pork, Egg Sales in Scare

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Germany halted sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday after animal feed was contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, while authorities elsewhere rushed to figure out how far the tainted food had spread.

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Dominican Republic Back to Deporting Haitians

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Dominican Republic has launched its first major crackdown on illegal Haitian immigrants since last year's devastating earthquake, rounding up and deporting hundreds of people in recent days, officials said Thursday.

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Deadly Crash For India Tour Bus

Posted: 01/06/2011 - LUCKNOW, India (AP) - A sightseeing bus overturned and plunged into a gorge, killing 22 Indian tourists and injuring 12 others who were visiting a town at the foot of the Himalayas, officials said Thursday. LUCKNOW, India (AP) - A sightseeing bus overturned and plunged into a gorge, killing 22 Indian tourists and injuring 12 others who were visiting a town at the foot of the Himalayas, officials said Thursday.

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New Storms Soak Australia

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Cleanup crews toiled under more pounding rains Thursday to clear mountains of debris in flood-ravaged communities across northeastern Australia, as one mayor warned it could take his city up to a year to recover from the worst flooding in decades.

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22 Dead in Sightseeing Bus Crash

Posted: 01/05/2011 - An Uttarakhand state official says 22 people died when their sightseeing bus overturned and crashed in a gorge in northern India.

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US Envoy Seeks Chinese Help To Ease Korea Crisis

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A top U.S. envoy sought China's help Thursday in easing the threat of war on the Korean peninsula, hoping to gain insights about a Chinese official's recent meeting with North Korea's absolute leader Kim Jong Il.

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Turkish Airlines Flight Safe After Threat

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A Turkish Airlines passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to force his way into the cockpit on a flight from Norway to Istanbul on Wednesday, but he was subdued by others and the plane landed safely, Turkish media reported.

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Explosion in Guyana Kills 1, Injures 19

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A grenade exploded Wednesday at an outdoor bus depot in Guyana's capital, decapitating one person and wounding at least 19 others, according to police and hospital officials.

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Big Tuna Fetches Almost $400K

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A giant bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen, or nearly $396,000, in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world's largest wholesale fish market.

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Pakistani Governor Killed by Own Bodyguard

Posted: 01/04/2011 - The governor of Pakistan's wealthiest and most populated province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his bodyguards who told interrogators he was angry over the politician's opposition to laws that impose the death penalty for those convicted of insulting Islam.

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Victim Shot Pictures of His Own Killer

Posted: 01/04/2011 - The picture, taken outside the councilman's house in metropolitan Manila, clearly shows a man aiming his gun from behind the victim's smiling three-member family, seconds before he was shot.

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Schwarzenegger Wants To Go Skiing With Russian President

Posted: 01/04/2011 - President Dmitry Medvedev met then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during a visit to Silicon Valley last year and later welcomed him to Moscow to show him plans for Russia's high-tech hub.

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Nigerian Leader Says Ivory Coast Solution To Take Time

Posted: 01/04/2011 - ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Nigeria's president warned Tuesday that a solution to Ivory Coast's deepening political crisis will take time, after the internationally recognized winner of the election said a military intervention should now be considered to oust the incumbent.

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AP Exclusive:Iran Invites EU, Others To Nuke Sites

Posted: 01/03/2011 - Iran has invited Russia, China, the European Union and its allies among the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites, in an apparent move to gain support ahead of a new round of talks with six world powers.

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Top US Architect Working on Italian Bridge Project

Posted: 01/03/2011 - Officials of a project to build a bridge linking the Italian mainland to Sicily say the architect for New York's Ground Zero skyscraper is working on designs for a complex to be built on the Calabrian side of the span.

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Landslide in Philippines Kills 2 Young Children

Posted: 01/02/2011 - A landslide following days of heavy rain in the central Philippines has killed a 1-year-old baby and his 5-year-old sister while another child has been rescued.

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Magnitude-7.1 Quake Shakes Southern Chile

Posted: 01/02/2011 - A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, frightening hundreds of people who fled for higher ground fearing it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the coastline last year.

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Mexican Cartel Announces 1-Month Truce

Posted: 01/02/2011 - A letter purportedly signed by La Familia drug cartel announcing a one-month truce circulated Sunday in the western state of Michoacan.

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21 Dead in Bombing at New Year's Church Service

Updated: 12/31/2010 - A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least 21 people, officials said.

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