BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s prime minister marched in Bangkok again on Thursday, testing support for a planned “shutdown” of the capital next week, and a survey showed consumer
TOKYO (Reuters) - Five people died in an explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials Corp chemicals plant in western Japan on Thursday, national broadcaster NHK reported, citing local police. An official at the
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A category three cyclone bearing down on the South Pacific island nation of Tonga with destructive winds is expected to make landfall in as little as 18 hours, Tonga Meteorological said
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has put security forces on combat alert in the southern Stavropol region after the discovery of five bodies with gunshot wounds and an explosive device, a regional security spokesman
A Morrisons supermarket is seen, in west London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) - British grocer WM Morrison posted a sharp fall in like-for-like sales over Christmas, blaming
Free Syrian Army fighters prepare homemade rockets in Latakia countryside January 7, 2014.REUTERS/Khattab Abdulaa UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council statement on Wednesday
LONDON (Reuters) - Companies in Britain are hiring permanent staff at the fastest rate in almost four years, figures released on Thursday showed, increasing the chance that unemployment will fall to the
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (L) and Apple's iPhone 5 are seen in this file picture illustration taken in Seoul on May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Samsung
The headquarters of Britain's biggest Roma charity is a large building beside a major thoroughfare in east London, yet its official address is a PO box. The fear of reprisal against Britain's Roma community,
French hostage Francis Collomp has been freed almost a year after being kidnapped, according to a statement from the French president’s office on Sunday. The 63-year-old engineer was seized by gunmen stormed
The new president of the Maldives Abdullah Yameen has been sworn into office. The president topped the run-off ballot with 51.4 percent of the votes. “The Maldivean nation has decided and therefore the
Novelist Doris Lessing, who tackled race, ideology, gender politics and the workings of the psyche in a prolific and often iconoclastic career, has died at the age of 94, her publisher said on Sunday.
George Clooney impersonator says businessman offered to pay him to sleep with his wife for her 40th birthday as he couldn't get the Hollywood actor A George Clooney lookalike has revealed that he was offered
We've seen a steady stream of potential suitors for BlackBerry in recent months, but unnamed sources are now claiming ex-Apple CEO John Sculley is looking into taking control of the company. The Globe
Samsung has been fined NT$10 million ($340,000) in Taiwan, where it violated fair trade rules by running an Internet campaign that praised its devices while slamming those of rival HTC. The Associated
The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking
People have been sleeping outside since Tuesday, worried about going back into buildings that are still being shaken with aftershocks. Dozens of churches and hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed
Bulgaria has unveiled plans to deal with the growing numbers of refugees that are approaching its borders from Turkey. Ministers are said to have discussed new funding allocations to put up 30 kilometres
Kenya initially thought up to 15 attackers were involved but just four in total appear on the CCTV pictures. British media reports from the BBC suggest that one of them is Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a 23-year-old
Yet he is seen as the winner of the budget showdown while House Speaker John Boehner, a moderate, struggled to control conservative Republicans.who tried and failed to roll back Obama’s health reforms.
It is exactly a month since activists from a Greenpeace ship were detained by Russia for protesting at an Arctic oil platform. And as bail was denied to more of the 30 people being held, from 18 different
Rescuers have temporarily stopped the search for the bodies of passengers of the plane that crashed into the Mekong River. All forty-nine people on board the Lao Airlines flight were reportedly killed.
A bomb has exploded outside a mosque in Russia’s North Caucasus, killing two suspected suicide bombers. It happened in Dugulubgey, a village in a region where Moscow is battling an Islamist insurgency.
A suicide car bomb went off near a convoy of foreign forces around 5pm on Friday. The Taliban later claimed responsibility. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter: “This attack was carried on a invaders’
Worldwide protests have been taking place one month after 30 Greenpeace activists were detained for trying to board a Russian oil platform in the Arctic. At one demonstration in the Russian capital, Moscow,
If confirmed by the Senate, Jeh Johnson will succeed Janet Napolitano at the helm of the huge agency in charge of securing the nation’s borders. The former top lawyer at the Pentagon, now a partner in
On Saturday morning the extent of the damage became clear following Friday night’s attack, which came in a mainly Shi’ite al-Mashtal neighbourhood in the east of the capital. Police said a parked car up
Motorola isn’t doing very well as a part of Google. In Google’s most recently reported quarter, Motorola garnered revenue of $1.18 billion. Not a small number, but a mere 8% of its parent company’s consolidated