PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) - Having kept silent for nearly two years since returning from exile, recent public appearances by Jean-Bertrand Aristide have fueled speculation the former Haitian leader is eyeing a comeback.May 17, 2013, 10:56 pm
WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand on Thursday bucked the international trend toward austerity budgets and lifted spending modestly, while still predicting its books will be back in the black within two years.May 16, 2013, 4:04 pm
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan authorities attempted Tuesday to ease fears of a Japanese-style crisis at the island's nearly completed newest nuclear power plant, ahead of a mass protest this weekend.May 15, 2013, 5:58 am
BEIJING (AFP) - China Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake which killed more than 80,000 but some said questions remained over the thousands of children who died as their schools collapsed.May 12, 2013, 3:08 pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it would be a good idea to send experts to check the safety of Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor, a day after Iran said it...May 12, 2013, 12:49 am
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladeshi officials gave the first account Saturday of how a "miracle" survivor pulled from a collapsed building managed to emerge alive 17 days after the disaster and hailed her indomitable spirit.May 12, 2013, 12:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) - A strong earthquake of 6.May 11, 2013, 9:20 pm
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladeshi rescuers pulled a woman alive from the ruins of a collapsed garment factory complex on Friday after she spent 17 days trapped in a basement under the rubble.May 11, 2013, 7:03 am
BEIJING (AFP) - Five years after thousands of Chinese children died as their schools collapsed in an earthquake, new babies have given devastated families hope even as questions over poor building work and corruption remain.May 11, 2013, 2:22 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co posted a 46.1 percent rise in its quarterly net profit, as the weakening yen helps Japanese carmakers repatriate overseas earnings at a more ...May 10, 2013, 4:35 pm
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