Israeli air strikes kill two Gaza gunmen, civilian
GAZA – Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinian militants and a civilian in the Gaza Strip on Monday (12/03/2012) in a fourth day of cross-border hostilities, medical sources said.
Dozens of Syrian civilians killed in Homs
BEIRUT – Dozens of civilians were killed in cold blood in the Syrian city of Homs, opposition activists and Syrian state media said on Monday (12/03/2012), although they disputed responsibility for what both sides called a massacre.
China’s faux Bordeaux stirs wine market
HONG KONG – Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee could tell instantly when she tasted fake wine at a Hong Kong dinner party.
Japan foresaw possible Fukushima meltdown from day 1
TOKYO – Japan’s government foresaw the possibility of a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant hours after a huge tsunami smashed into it, according to cabinet minutes released on Friday (09/03/2012), although it took officials more than a month to acknowledge it.
Israel asks US for arms that could aid Iran strike
JERUSALEM – Israel has asked the United States for advanced “bunker-buster” bombs and refuelling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran’s underground nuclear sites, an Israeli official said on Thursday (08/03/2012).
Irina ravages Madagascar, moves back towards SA
At least 72 people were killed when the tropical storm Irina hit northern Madagascar in late February, causing floods and landslides, authorities said on Thursday (08/03/2012).
Six British soldiers killed in Afghan blast
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan – Six British soldiers were killed when their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, a British military official said on Wednesday (07/03/2012), taking the British toll to 404 since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to oust the Taliban.
Scientists at US lab detect hints of elusive ‘God’ particle
CHICAGO – Scientists said they have gotten even closer to proving the existence of the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” that supplies mass to matter and would complete Albert Einstein’s theory of the universe.
China pulls workers from Syria
BEIJING – China is bringing workers home from Syria, its Commerce Minister said on Wednesday (07/03/2012), in an apparent attempt to avoid a repeat of last year’s eleventh-hour rescue of Chinese nationals from Libya when violence engulfed the country.
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