TOKYO, (Reuters) - The Nikkei average tumbled more than 4 percent in heavy volume today, posting the biggest one-day fall since the March earthquake as investors fled the stock market in the wake of a plunge on Wall Street and a downgrade of U .
SYDNEY, (Reuters Life!) - Nancy Wake, a much-decorated World War Two spy and Resistance heroine known as “The White Mouse” for her ability to remain undetected, and who at one point was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, has died in London at the age of 98 .
NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) - No need for Kanye West and Jay-Z to simply watch a throne .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) - The classic 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” is getting a remake, adding songs from the 1960s and brand new compositions to some of the original music, film studio Lionsgate said yesterday .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) - Fans of the movie “Life in a Day” who think it is a one-shot chance to see a film portraying one day in the life of ordinary people around the world should think twice — quite literally .
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah demanded an end to the bloodshed in Syria yesterday and recalled his country’s ambassador from Damascus, in a rare case of one of the Arab world’s most powerful leaders intervening against another .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Groups of youths attacked shops and damaged a police car in north London yesterday as police sent in reinforcements to prevent more rioting on the scale that laid waste to another area of the British capital 24 hours earlier .
KHARTOUM, (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces have confiscated the entire edition of an independent newspaper in the capital Khartoum, its editor said yesterday, the latest sign of a media crackdown .
MIAMI, (Reuters) - Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and “Hey Ya” singer Big Boi yesterday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer’s lawyer later characterized as “contraband .
PARIS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Global leaders yesterday arranged a round of emergency calls to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing turmoil in financial markets .
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A top official at Brazil’s agriculture ministry tendered his resignation yesterday following corruption allegations, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s seven-month old government .
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said yesterday his military had defeated Islamist rebels battling to overthrow his Western-backed government after the al Shabaab group began withdrawing fighters from the capital Mogadishu .
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave hospital soon, a government source said yesterday, as clashes between his loyalists and opponents flared in the capital he left when protests against his rule turned into open warfare .
KABUL (Reuters) - A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 US soldiers and seven Afghans, the Afghan president said yesterday, the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war .
(Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney said on Thursday that he appears to be a victim of the newspaper phone hacking scandal in Britain and will be talking to police when he finishes a U .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s yesterday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world’s largest economy .
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LONDON, (Reuters) - Carbon offsets neared all-time lows yesterday, confirming their status as the world’s worst performing commodity, as slumping demand meets rising supply of the U .
MIAMI, (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Emily killed four people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, authorities said yesterday, as remnants of the storm drifted over the Caribbean with a “high chance” of restrengthening into a tropical cyclone .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The illness of Sonia Gandhi, India’s most powerful political leader, may have set off a risky succession that could propel her inexperienced son Rahul to government just as the ruling Congress party battles corruption scandals and high inflation .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Investors around the world dumped stocks and commodities yesterday and rushed to the security of cash and government bonds, hammering equity indexes to their lowest levels of the year on fears of a spreading debt crisis and slowing growth .
SOCHI, Russia, (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a new appeal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad yesterday to carry out reforms and reconcile with his opponents, saying he risked a “sad fate” if he failed to do so .
BENGHAZI, Libya, (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi’s son has made a bid to divide the fractious Libyan rebellion, telling a newspaper he was forging an alliance with Islamist rebels against their liberal allies .
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Protesters clashed violently with police in Chile’s capital yesterday to decry President Sebastian Pinera’s policies, as a poll showed him the least popular leader in two decades since the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - Security experts have discovered an unprecedented series of cyber attacks on the networks of 72 organizations globally, including the United Nations, governments and corporations, over a five-year period .
[caption id="attachment_141214" align="alignright" width="206" caption="Hosni Mubarak,"][/caption]CAIRO, (Reuters) - Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, accused of corruption and involvement in killing protesters, went on trial yesterday, delighting those who overthrew him and ringing an alarm bell for other autocrats around the Arab world .
SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A young Australian woman was freed from a suspected bomb collared around her neck early on Thursday after 10 hours of drama that lasted past midnight and captivated the nation with police saying they were still investigating the incident .
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) - In its first substantive action on Syria’s five-month-old uprising, the U .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) - Actor James Earl Jones will receive an honorary Oscar this year and Oprah Winfrey will be presented with a humanitarian award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States stepped back from the brink of default yesterday but congressional approval of a last-gasp deficit-cutting plan failed to dispel fears of a credit downgrade and future tax and spending feuds .
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - Lawmakers rejected Haitian President Michel Martelly’s new choice for prime minister yesterday, blocking his efforts to install a government and move ahead with rebuilding a country shattered by last year’s earthquake .
AMMAN, (Reuters) - Syrian forces kept up attacks on Hama for a third day, residents said, while U .
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) - Guatemala yesterday sentenced four soldiers to 6,060 years of prison each, in the first conviction for a massacre during the country’s brutal 36-year civil war .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Stuart Kuttner, who ran the News of the World’s finances for 22 years as managing editor, was arrested yesterday over a phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct tabloid which has rattled the British establishment, a source close to the case said .
PARIS, (Reuters) - A French magistrate has decided to decided to send giant oil company Total and its chief executive to trial on charges that the company engaged in corruption during the United Nations oil-for-food program in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a judicial source said yesterday .
BOGOTA, (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have captured two leaders of a 20-ton-per-year cocaine operation that sent drug-laden submarines to the world’s top drug consumer, the United States, local police said yesterday .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - State governments would have to identify persons forming corporations under legislation that was reintroduced yesterday in the U .