Sweden 100-car pile-up crash kills three

24 hours ago, 50 cars and 50 lorries was involved in a huge pile-up in Sweden…

Japan’s ANA cancels flight due to 787 computer bug

Japan’s All Nippon Airways says it cancelled a domestic flight to Tokyo on Wednesday…

Giant squid captured on video in ocean depths

Scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for the first time…

China urges Myanmar to maintain peace on the borders

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged Myanmar to maintain peace on the borders with China and to take effective measures to…

India rape suspects are charged

A New Delhi court received formal murder charges against five men accused of a brutal gang rape that has enraged the country…

Photo Gallery: Indian gang-rape victim dies

The protesters demanded better security for women following the brutal gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India

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Indian gang-rape victim dies in hospital

Doctors say a young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi has died at a hospital in Singapore…

Christmas cheer around the world

Volunteers take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation…

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Mayans mark calendar transition in Mexico

Mayans celebrated the upcoming arrival of a new calendar and marked the conclusion of the old calendar Thursday in Xocen, a Mayan village in southeast Mexico…

NASA says no to Dec 21 being end of the world

As the clock ticks down to 21 December, the supposed end of world according to the Mayan calendar, NASA has released a video it hopes will clear up any confusion…

Photo Gallery: South Korea elects first female president

Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday

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Investigation into suicide of British nurse in royal hoax

The coroner’s office on Thursday told an inquest that Saldanha was found hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her room last Friday…

Australian police: Bad Apple maps life-threatening

The city of Mildura is not at the end of a dirt road in the Australian bush, in tire-choking desert sand far from food and water. Unfortunately, Apple’s mapping application thinks it is…

Australian DJ’s break silence over UK royal prank

The radio show that prank called the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was staying last week has been canceled…

Nurse involved in Kate hoax phone call dies

A nurse who fell victim to a prank telephone call seeking information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died, King Edward VII hospital…

Nobel literature winner defends censorship

This year’s Nobel literature winner Mo Yan defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks…

Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases…

Beijing to offer 72-hour visa-free stay for foreign visitors

A 72-hour visa-free policy for foreign travelers to Beijing next year will significantly boost local tourism, officials hope…

Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruises cancel Japan routes

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Costa Cruises Monday both canceled routes from Shanghai to Japan route…

Mars rover Curiosity soil test

The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first chemical test of soil from the red planet, and scientists say there are no surprises so far…

Royal couple expecting a baby

Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their first child. The Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital…

House Passes STEM Jobs Act

The House has approved legislation to offer green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees…

UN recognizes state of Palestine

The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine…

Who else has been duped by The Onion ?

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China’s Communist Party media’s pick up of Kim Jung Eun are not the first to be duped by The Onion. Here are other memorable instances…

Protesters demand justice after deadly factory fire

About 15,000 Bangladeshi workers protested on Monday over safety conditions, after a garment factory fire on Saturday killed 112 people who were trapped inside…

Israel-Gaza conflicts escalates

Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said…

Obama makes historic visit to Myanmar

US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Myanmar can show a “new beginning” to the world…

Obama in Cambodia & Myanmar

President Barack Obama spoke to hundreds of students, officials and former generals in long-closed Myanmar about freedom …

Despite Myanmar reforms, much remains to be done

The nation’s warp-speed revolution is fragile. Its nascent transition has already been bloody. And much unfinished business remains: from repealing harsh laws…