SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea has rejected "absurd and groundless" North Korean accusations that it lured, kidnapped and brainwashed nine young refugees who were repatriated forcibly from Laos to their poverty-stricken communist homeland.June 6, 2013, 2:58 pm
NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - Alastair Cook forecast Jos Buttler's decisive innings against New Zealand at Trent Bridge would be the first of many occasions the talented shotmaker swung a match England's way.June 6, 2013, 2:56 pm
By Verna Gates
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said the $500 million (324 million pounds) paid by BP Plc
By Prak Chan Thul
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - As investment in Cambodia's textile industry surges, so is labour unrest, putting pressure on suppliers to the world's big garment brands to rai...
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has been put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold in hospital, a family source says, adding that she suffered from depression,June 6, 2013, 2:29 pm
LONDON (AFP) - Britain is to restart the transfer of detainees captured by its forces in Afghanistan back to the Afghan justice system later this month, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.June 6, 2013, 2:27 pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China still has plenty more cards to play in an increasingly ugly trade dispute with the European Union, the official People's Daily newspaper said on Thursday, accusing Europe of ...June 6, 2013, 2:26 pm
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (AFP) - A US soldier pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan villagers, in exchange for escaping execution over a chilling massacre he could not explain.June 6, 2013, 2:09 pm
Almost half the British population said oysters were among the foods they would not eat, with the figure increasing to 57 per cent of women.June 6, 2013, 2:00 pm
GUANAJUATO, Mexico (AFP) - Ex-president Vicente Fox says Mexico should legalize marijuana to steal business back from violent drug cartels -- and when it's legal, he's in (as a grower).June 6, 2013, 1:59 pm
SYDNEY (AFP) - Veteran Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says he will leave Fulham after the Premier League club signed Dutch international Maarten Stekelenburg.June 6, 2013, 1:04 pm
An 84-year-old Florida woman claimed last month's record Powerball jackpot on Wednesday and opted to take a lump-sum payment of nearly $371 million, Florida Lottery officials said.June 6, 2013, 12:41 pm
Casino regulators say Google Glasses could be used to cheat at card games, with the gadgets now banned in several US states.June 6, 2013, 12:21 pm
By Eva Kuehnen
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and said it had discussed a raft of other policy options it could take if the eu...
By Bernard Vaughan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday set a November 4 start for the criminal trial of Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at hedge fund SAC Capita...
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian troops ousted rebels from the strategic town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border on Wednesday after a devastating 17-day assault led by Hezbollah fighters from across the frontier.June 6, 2013, 11:51 am
By Thomas Escritt and Jim Finkle
AMSTERDAM/BOSTON (Reuters) - Europol said a global effort led by Microsoft Corp to stop one of the world's biggest cybercrime rings has succeeded in wip...
LONDON (Reuters) - Pay and bonuses in Britain's financial services sector remain excessive and encourage risk-taking, according to those working in it, undermining efforts by politicians and regulator...June 6, 2013, 11:05 am
By David Milliken
LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mervyn King is unlikely to convince the central bank to restart its bond-buying programme when he attends his final Monetar...
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday heralded the dawn of a new "golden era" for Latin America during a visit to Mexico and urged the region to hitch its economic development to China's solid growth.June 6, 2013, 10:32 am
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