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Praise for Policeman Killed in UK Floods

Posted: 11/21/2009 - Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region Saturday, but said the risk of more flooding was smaller than in recent days and river levels were dropping.

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Large Hadron Collider Back Online

Posted: 11/21/2009 - "The LHC is back," the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced triumphantly Friday, as the world's largest particle accelerator resumed operation more than a year after an electrical failure shut it down.

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Baby Gorillas In Congo Getting A New Playpen: Paradise

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

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Crime Ring Sold Human Fat, Peru Says

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Peruvian authorities say they have arrested four members of a gang that specialized in selling to European labs fat obtained from dead humans.

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Baby Gorillas In Congo Getting A New Playpen: Paradise

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

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Right-Wing Activists Attack India TV Station

Posted: 11/20/2009 - A band of right-wing activists ransacked an Indian television station in the country's financial hub of Mumbai in an assault their party said was an act of retaliation against the channel's "bias" against their veteran leader.

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10 Killed In Afghan Suicide Bombing

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Ten civilians were killed and 13 were wounded when a suicide attacker targeted a police vehicle, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior of Ministry said Thursday.

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Belgian PM Is First 'President Of Europe'

Posted: 11/19/2009 - European Union leaders named Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as the first "president of Europe" Thursday, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job.

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Afghanistan's Karzai Sworn In To 2nd Term

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Amid intense international pressure for reform, Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed to tackle corruption and drug-trafficking in a speech delivered at his inaugural ceremony Thursday.

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Obama Wraps Up 4-Nation Tour Of Asia

Posted: 11/19/2009 - President Obama wrapped up an eight-day tour of Asia on Thursday, holding talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and speaking to American troops at Osan Air Base.

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Obama: Guantanamo Closing Date Uncertain

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Weighing or delaying a closure of Gitmo by January, is frustrating critics already upset with the decision to send 9/11 defendants to New York for their trial.

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Obama Sending Envoy To North Korea On Nuclear Issue

Posted: 11/18/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will send envoy Stephen Bosworth to North Korea next month for bilateral talks on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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Kenya Orphanage Takes In Elephant Babies

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Sala is one of scores of animals orphaned by drought, poaching and shrinking habitats, which have decimated wildlife across Kenya. The baby elephant was found wandering, alone and confused, after her mother died of starvation, her caretaker said

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Iran Rejects Key Part Of Nuclear Deal

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Iran will not send its partially enriched uranium abroad to be turned into material for medical research, its foreign minister said Wednesday, rejecting a key plank of a deal designed to ease international fears that Tehran aims to build nuclear weapons.

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Australia Issues 'Catastrophic' Fire Warning

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Authorities are asking residents in some some parts of south Australia to evacuate their homes as an impending heat wave prompted the nation to issue its first "catastrophic" brush fire warning.

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U.N. chief: Hunger kills 17,000 kids daily

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid out this sobering statistic as he kicked off a three-day summit on world food security Monday in Rome.

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