Showing Archived Posts

Agreement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days of tough negotiations led by former South African president […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Globe-Circling Volcanic Ash Disrupts Australian Flights Again

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Dozens of flights in and out of Australia have been canceled due to the return of a large cloud of ash from a Chilean volcano. This is the second time in as many weeks that domestic and international service in Australia has been disrupted by ash from Chile’s Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano, which erupted June […]

Sale of $16 Million Violin to Benefit Japanese Quake Victims

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A Japanese foundation has raised almost $16 million for earthquake and tsunami victims with the sale at auction in London of a rare Stradivarius violin. The Tarisio auction house said an anonymous bidder purchased the instrument Monday for $15,894,000 – more than four times the highest previous price for a violin. The instrument was made […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific