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Gaddafi: Blame Bin Laden

24 February 2011

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests wracking his country. Read More


Death toll rises after quake

24 February 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand (CNN) -- The death toll from the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch earlier this week rose today, with at least 98 confirmed deaths and 226 reported missing, police said. Read More


Hundreds missing after earthquake

23 February 2011

Hundreds of people remain missing as search efforts in New Zealand continue in the aftermath of Tuesday's powerful earthquake in Christchurch. Read More


Violence in Greece

23 February 2011

Police in Athens have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators hurling petrol bombs and stones as a 24-hour general strike grips Greece. Read More


Sixty-five killed in quake

22 February 2011

(CNN) -- One of New Zealand's largest cities lay in ruins today after a powerful earthquake killed at least 65 people, toppled buildings and left scores trapped beneath chunks of concrete. Read More


Pirates kill 4 Americans on yacht

22 February 2011

(CNN) -- A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically today for four Americans, whom pirates shot to death after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said. Read More


Gadhafi refuses to go

22 February 2011

(CNN) -- Eight days into protests that have cost him control of eastern Libya and the support of some prominent Libyan officials worldwide, leader Moammar Gadhafi delivered a defiant, rambling speech today, refusing calls to step down. Read More


Hundreds flee volcano blast

21 February 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of villagers fled to safety today after a restive volcano belched ash and smoke into the sky after a monthlong lull, officials said. Read More


Stepmother on murder charge

21 February 2011

The stepmother of a disabled girl from Australia was indicted Monday on a murder charge in the girl's death. Read More


Gadhafi's hold weakens

21 February 2011

Deep cracks open up in Moammar Gadhafi's regime after more than 40 years in power, with diplomats abroad and the justice minister at home resigning, air force pilots defecting and a fire raging at the main government hall after clashes in the capital Tripoli.... Read More


Ex-federal official's murder still mystery

21 February 2011

New York - It's been seven weeks since former Pentagon official John Wheeler suffered a fatal blow, his body thrown in a trash bin and trucked to a landfill where his remains were spotted New Year's Eve. Read More


Libya's fate hangs in balance

21 February 2011

Wedged between two countries where decades-long regimes toppled under relentless demonstrations, protesters in Libya hope to accomplish what Egypt and Tunisia has and oust their ruler of 42 years. Read More


Protests continue in Libya

20 February 2011

(CNN) -- Thousands of mourners, some carrying coffins above their heads, crowded into the streets of Benghazi, Libya, today as the protests against longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi showed no sign of letting up. Read More


Bahrain protesters retake square

19 February 2011

Thousands of joyous Bahrainis retook a major square in the heart of the island nation's capital Saturday -- a dramatic turn of events two days after security forces ousted demonstrators from the spot in a deadly attack. Read More


Congress passes spending bill

19 February 2011

Washington - The House of Representatives passed a government spending bill after a marathon session this morning that slashes more than US$60 billion in federal funding for the seven months remaining in the 2011 fiscal year. Read More


Iran 'frees German reporters'

19 February 2011

Iran has freed two German reporters who were held last year, state media says. Read More


84 killed in Libya unrest

19 February 2011

The number of people killed in three days of protests in Libya has risen to 84, according to the New York-based group Human Rights Watch. Read More


Stanford suing US for US$7.2b

19 February 2011

Texas billionaire banker Allen Stanford, accused of masterminding a US$7.2 billion Ponzi scheme, involving his Antigua-owned Stanford International Bank (SIB), is suing United States government agents who built the case against him for a similar amount. Read More


20 killed in Libya protests

18 February 2011

(CNN) -- Amid burials and prayers, tens of thousands of Libyans took to the streets today to air their discontent with four decades of Moammar Gadhafi, the longest-ruling president in the world, witnesses said. Read More


Obama heads to UK for state visit

17 February 2011

Buckingham Palace has confirmed US President Barack Obama will be visiting the UK on a state visit in May. Read More


Libya's "Day of Rage"

17 February 2011

(CNN) -- Messages and videos posted on social media sites today signaled that anti-government protests in Libya were gathering steam in several cities, with some turning violent on a "Day of Rage." Read More




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