February 19, 2013 RSS feed / World

Pistorius says no intentions to kill model

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. More...

UK patient dies from SARS-like coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — A British hospital says a patient being treated for a mysterious SARS-like virus has died. More...

Pistorius statement disputes charge

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A statement from the family of Oscar Pistorius and his management says they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend “in the strongest terms.” More...

Airbus will not use lithium-ion batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbus said Thursday it is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing’s 787. More...

Coroner: Soft drinks need health warnings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand food industry association today rejected a coroner’s call to add health warnings to soft drink labels following the 2010 death of a woman who drank about 2 gallons of Coca-Cola a day. More...

HULA HOOPING INTO THE RECORD BOOK

PARTICIPANTS perform in a hula hoop competition in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people dancing with hula hoops, at Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand today. More...

Blast at Russia coal mine kills 18 people

MOSCOW (AP) — A blast at a coal mine in northern Russia today killed 18 people, officials said. More...

Bomb kills 10 people in northwest Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb planted near a market in northwestern Pakistan killed 10 people and wounded 23 others today, the latest in an uptick in attacks in recent months, government officials said. More...

London ‘Micrarium’ aims to showcase tiny stuff

LONDON (AP) — They’re minuscule, there are millions of them, and one museum manager says they’re massively under-represented. More...

Iran’s leader rejects direct talks with U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader today strongly rejected proposals for direct talks with the United States, effectively quashing suggestions for a breakthrough one-on-one dialogue on the nuclear standoff and potentially other iss More...

China calls hacking allegations ‘groundless’

BEIJING (AP) — China has dismissed as ‘’groundless” detailed allegations pointing to a Chinese military unit in Shanghai as the source of massive computer hacking of U.S. targets. More...

Al-Qaida in Iraq claims deadly Baghdad attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al- Qaida’s local franchise in Iraq has claimed responsibility for car bombings that killed at least 37 people in mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad. More...

500 people hurt as meteor falls in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains today, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. More...

Olympian Pistorius charged with murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged today with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner More...

China calls in North Korean ambassador over n-test

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister called North Korea’s ambassador in for a dressing-down and demanded his country cease making further threats, in a show of Beijing’s displeasure over its ally’s latest nuclear test More...

N. Korea conducts another nuke test

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying U.N. More...

Pope avoids predecessor’s show of suffering

VATICAN CITY The closest of confidants, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger watched from the front row as Pope John Paul II, once a strapping athlete, steadily deteriorated in his later years. More...

Iraq bombs kill 31; Sunnis stage rallies

BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs struck two outdoor markets in Shiite areas of Iraq today, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens in the bloodiest day in nearly a month, as minority Sunnis staged mass anti-government protests in a sign of mount More...

Suicide bombing occurs in north Mali

GAO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber hit a checkpoint in northern Mali today, killing only himself in the first known suicide bombing since French military forces intervened in this chaotic African nation whose northern half was ruled by armed Isl More...

Britain’s defense chief visits Afghanistan

LONDON (AP) — British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond has made an unannounced visit to southern Afghanistan to visit U.K. troops. More...