Friday, September 30, 2011
BBC News - The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in less than a week is battering the north of the country, with ferocious winds and heavy rain.
Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15135050
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
CNN -A young woman whisked away by Syrian security forces to coax the surrender of her activist brother turned up beheaded and dismembered, activists and human rights groups say, yet another high-profile display of cruelty in the conflict-wracked nation.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/23/world/meast/syria-mutilated-body/
CNN - The king of Saudi Arabia has opened the door to greater participation by women in future municipal elections.
In an address on Saudi state TV, King Abdullah said women will be allowed to nominate candidates for the next set of municipal elections. Although he did not use the word "vote," allowing women to take part in the nomination process would amount to voting within Saudi Arabia's system.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2011/09/25/world/meast/saudi-women-vote
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The pair, released earlier in the day from an Iranian prison, arrived in Muscat, the capital of Oman.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/21/world/meast/iran-hikers
Sunday, September 18, 2011
CNN - At least 11 people -- six in India and five in Nepal -- died when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim near the border between the two nations Sunday night, police said.
Read full story at CNN: http://us.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/09/18/india.earthquake/
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Yahoo! News - A 101-year-old woman was evicted from the southwest Detroit home where she lived for nearly six decades after her 65-year-old son failed to pay the mortgage.
Read full story at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/101-old-detroit-woman-evicted-foreclosure-191726499.html
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
BBC News - Afghan and international security forces have been battling a multi-pronged attack by insurgents targeting the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul.
Six people have been killed and 16 injured, Kabul's police chief said.
The Taliban said they were behind the violence.
Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14897358
CNNMoney - Windows 8 has a completely new visual interface, optimized for touchscreens on mobile devices like tablets.
The user interface looks similar to Windows Phone 7.
Read full article at CNNMoney.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
BBC News - The Tanzanian region of Zanzibar has begun three days of mourning for the victims of a ferry sinking that killed nearly 200 people.
Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14869596
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
BBC News - Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised.
CNN - Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday, struggling to gain some semblance of control over a fast-moving wildfire that officials say has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed more than 450 homes.
Another blaze in eastern Texas killed a mother and her 18-month-old child when flames engulfed their mobile home Sunday near Gladewater, the Gregg County Sheriff's Department said.
Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/05/texas.fires