PRAGUE, (Reuters) – British pop star George Michael returned to the stage late on Monday for an emotional performance at the opulent Prague State Opera where he announced his split from long-term partner Kenny Goss.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – For Shafiq Sheikh, the irony is tragic. Sheikh, who acted in the spoof film “Ye Hai Malegaon Ka Superman” about an Indian super-hero who saves his town from a tobacco-loving villain, is himself suffering from mouth cancer caused by his incessant tobacco habit.
A spire atop the Washington National Cathedral shows damage following an earthquake along the eastern United States yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A strong earthquake rattled the U.S. East Coast yesterday, sending tremors as far as Canada, damaging well-known buildings in the nation’s capital and sending scared office workers into the streets.
NASSAU, (Reuters) – The United States put its eastern seaboard on alert for Hurricane Irene yesterday, as the powerful storm barreled up from the Caribbean on a path that could hit the U.S.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – A political crisis in Brazil is starting to careen out of control as new allegations of graft surface almost daily and President Dilma Rousseff looks increasingly like a bystander with little ability to keep the fallout from spreading to the economy.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had consensual sex with the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, his defense lawyer said yesterday, adding that their comparative sizes would have ruled out a forcible encounter.
TRIPOLI, (Reuters) – A son of Muammar Gaddafi who rebels said they had captured appeared with cheering supporters in Tripoli, giving a boost to forces loyal to the veteran leader trying to fight off insurgents who say they control most of the capital.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. songwriter Nickolas Ashford, who penned such rhythm and blues hits as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Every Woman” with his wife Valerie Simpson, died on Monday at age 70.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – In July 2010, U.S. investor Todd Lemons and Russian energy giant Gazprom believed they were just weeks from winning final approval for a landmark forest preservation project in Indonesia.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Clashes in South Sudan have left at least 600 people dead and hundreds wounded, and possibly displaced more than a quarter million people, the U.N.
TRIPOLI, (Reuters) – Jubilant rebel fighters streamed into the heart of Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – More than 2,000 corpses have been found buried in several unmarked graves in Indian Kashmir, believed to be victims of the divided region’s separatist revolt, a government human rights commission said in a report.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A newly discovered deep, cold current flowing off Iceland’s coast may reveal that the North Atlantic is less sensitive to climate change than previously thought, researchers reported yesterday.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – It takes a lot to start a mass campaign with political overtones in Singapore, but there’s no better catalyst than food.
RABAT (Reuters) – Libyan rebels control most of the Tajourah district in the east of the capital and have surrounded an airbase there, an opposition activist in Tripoli told a Reuters reporter outside of Libya.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 20,000 people gathered yesterday to support an anti-corruption social activist who has galvanized much of India against the government with his hunger strike, amid signs from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of compromise to end the impasse.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in Russia yesterday for his first visit in nearly a decade as the isolated state sought economic aid after heavy flooding exacerbated its chronic food shortages.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces fired heavy machineguns at a residential district in the central city of Homs yesterday after protests against President Bashar al-Assad, who faces growing world isolation for his repression of five months of popular unrest.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Authorities in Mexico found the decapitated bodies of four men and a woman in Acapulco yesterday, the latest in a string of slayings in the popular Pacific resort this week.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The prosecutors in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will meet tomorrow with the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal, one of her lawyers said yesterday.
HARARE (Reuters) – The death of a top Zimbabwean army general in a bizarre fire has changed the dynamics in internal ZANU-PF battles over President Robert Mugabe’s succession, but analysts say the issue remains unsettled and could lead to some bruising battles ahead.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel was expecting a diplomatic tsunami to strike in September, but the problems have come sooner than expected, leaving it ever more isolated in the Middle East.
ZAWIYAH, Libya, (Reuters) – Libyan rebels fought fierce battles in two coastal cities on either side of the capital Tripoli yesterday in a drive to topple Muammar Gaddafi, but met stiff resistance from forces loyal to the long-time leader.