Showing Archived Posts

China Cautions U.S. against Official Meeting with Dalai Lama

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

China has warned the United States not to hold official meetings with the Dalai Lama, who is in Washington as part of an 11-day meditation ritual. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday that China is against any foreign governments encouraging activities aimed at “splitting the motherland.” China accuses the Dalai Lama of advocating […]

Spain’s Running of the Bulls Under Way in Pamplona

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Thousands of runners dashed ahead of six charging bulls Thursday for the first running of the bulls in this year’s San Fermin festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona. No one was gored, but at least one person was treated at a hospital for injuries. Most runners wore all white and red kerchiefs around their […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Mild Losses for Japan’s Nikkei Index

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is higher against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one-tenth of one percent to finish at 10,071. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.94, a gain of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday. Gold is trading at $1,527.28 an ounce.

Tags: , Posted in Economy

2 Soldiers Killed in Yemen’s South

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in Yemen say clashes in the south have killed two soldiers and wounded several civilians. Details of Thursday’s violence in the southern city of Taiz are unclear. Tribesmen have been battling forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the city, where protests against the embattled president have raged for five months. The latest […]

Tags: Posted in Middle East

Children Unharmed as Hostage Standoff Ends in Malaysia

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Malaysian police have freed 30 pre-school children and their teachers hours after they were taken hostage Thursday by a hammer-wielding man in southern Jolor state. Police fired tear gas and stormed the building after several hours of negotiations had failed. The standoff ended when a police sniper shot and wounded the suspect. All of the […]

Train Hits Bus in Northern India, Killing 35

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in northern India say a train has rammed into a bus at a railway crossing, killing at least 35 people. Authorities said the crash happened Thursday in Uttar Pradesh state as the bus was carrying 80 passengers who were returning from a wedding. At least 30 people were also injured. Rail accidents are common […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Wild Panda, Student Are Among Chinese Flood Victims

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials say a 10-year-old wild giant panda is among the victims of flooding that has claimed at least seven lives this month in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. The official Xinhua news agency quoted local forestry officials Thursday as saying the dead panda was found in a reservoir with a large amount of water in its […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Bomb Hits Israeli Tank Near Gaza Border

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Israel’s military says an Israeli soldier was lightly injured Thursday when a bomb exploded by his tank at the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. The incident comes after the military said Israel Air Force planes attacked a Palestinian cell in northern Gaza on Tuesday. The border between Israel and Gaza has been relatively calm […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

Canada Set to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Canada is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan after nine years of fighting as part of the U.S.-led NATO coalition. Hundreds of troops will carry out a training mission in the capital, Kabul, until 2014, but combat operations end Thursday in accordance with a deadline set by Canada’s parliament three years ago. Canada […]

Tags: , Posted in South Asia

More Indictments in South Korean Football Match-Fixing Scandal

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Dozens of South Korean football players are among nearly 50 people who have been indicted in a ever-widening match-fixing scandal. Prosecutors in the southeastern city of Changwon Thursday charged players from six teams in the professional K-League with taking money from gamblers in return for throwing 15 matches last year. About 11 illegal gambling brokers […]