YANGON (AFP) - Two Buddhists have been arrested after Muslim shops were destroyed in northern Kachin State, police said Saturday, in a new outbreak of religious violence.May 5, 2013, 5:59 am
MANILA (AFP) - A Chinese fishing vessel that crashed into one of the Philippines' most famous reefs damaged almost 4,000 square metres of centuries-old coral, the marine park said on Saturday.May 5, 2013, 5:37 am
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - France wants to boost its relations with Japan all the while maintaining strong ties with China, despite simmering diplomatic tensions between the two Asian giants, France's top diplomat said in an interview published on Saturday.May 5, 2013, 5:37 am
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia insisted it was committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday after the UN warned that the natural wonder's world heritage status could be in downgraded in 2014.May 5, 2013, 5:13 am
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Thirty-nine people died and 30 were injured in fierce fighting between Christian and Muslim mobs in central Nigeria's Taraba state on Friday, prompting a round-the-clock curfew, police said.May 5, 2013, 5:05 am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Nationalised Austrian bank Hypo Alpe Adria
BEIRUT (AFP) - The bodies of at least 62 murdered residents have been found in a Sunni neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Banias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.May 5, 2013, 4:03 am
PERMATANG PAUH, Malaysia (AFP) - Anwar Ibrahim said only fraud can stop his Malaysian opposition from scoring a historic election win as the rival sides launched a last-ditch campaign blitz Saturday on the eve of a tense vote.May 5, 2013, 3:51 am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - A huge roadside bomb killed five US troops in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, in the deadliest attack on NATO-led forces this year.May 5, 2013, 3:13 am
PARIS (Reuters) - France dismissed on Saturday calls to nationalise the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in the western part of the country after South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding <067250.KS> ...May 5, 2013, 3:11 am
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OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Short-seller Douglas Kass, Warren Buffett's handpicked bear, raised a concern on the minds of many shareholders at the...
DHAKA (AFP) - The UN's labour agency urged Bangladesh to close unsafe factories as search teams on Saturday pulled more bodies from the wreckage of the nation's worst industrial disaster, pushing the death toll to at least 550.May 5, 2013, 2:54 am
By Tom Heneghan and Gergely Szakacs
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Leaders of a far-right Hungarian party accused Israelis of plotting to buy up the country as several hundred nationalists protes...
By Matt Smith
DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai aims to treble its annual income from tourism to 300 billion dirhams (52.65 billion pounds) by 2020, which would involve doubling the number of its...
BEIJING (AFP) - Hundreds of people protested against a proposed chemical plant in southwest China on Saturday, state media said, while residents in another city accused authorities of preventing a similar protest.May 5, 2013, 2:27 am
CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has accused Colombian ex-president Alvaro Uribe of plotting his assassination with sectors of the right wing he says are seeking his overthrow.May 5, 2013, 2:20 am
By Erika Solomon
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of Sunni Muslim families fled the Syrian coastal town of Banias on Saturday after fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed at leas...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's finance minister sees no chance of renegotiating a failed bilateral deal with Switzerland that would have sought to sweep Swiss accounts clean of German tax dodgers, even ...May 5, 2013, 12:34 am
MILAN (Reuters) - Former Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi, who faces a trial in June over allegations of corruption in a helicopter deal with India, was released from jail on Saturday, his ...May 4, 2013, 11:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AFP) - President Barack Obama came close to ruling out deploying US troops to Syria, saying he did not foresee a scenario in which that would be beneficial to the United States or Syria.May 4, 2013, 11:45 pm
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