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DHAKA, Bangladesh - A cyclone that slammed into Bangladesh's coast with 140 mph winds killed at least 425 people before heading inland and losing strength, a local news agency said Friday.
Members of Bangladesh Soldiers of Islam, the children wing of Youth Jamiyat, hold the Quran during an anti-U.S. protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday.
NEW YORK — You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn't so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.
It was a bittersweet Grammy morning for the Beatles and their fans. On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, Paul McCartney picked up three nominations for ‘‘Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.’’
“Another garment factory fire in Bangladesh. These factory owners/operators should be punished by being impaled on a stake in front of their burned out factory. And their execution should be televised.”
GENEVA - European countries and Singapore have surpassed the United States in their ability to exploit information and communication technology, according to a new survey.
So the brightly and oh, yes, neatly wrapped gifts are starting to accumulate under your tree, are they?
Through Dec. 29 soft toys purchased at Ikea will help provide quality education to children in developing countries.
Perhaps it was because consultant Lee Atwater, a master of smear tactics and dirty tricks, came of age in South Carolina. Atwater later repented his tactics and before his death in 1991 apologized to his victims.
GENEVA — The Grand Canyon, the Matterhorn and the Great Barrier Reef are competing with 25 other spectacular natural landmarks in the final phase of the global poll to choose the "New 7 Wonders of Nature."
“I feel compelled to say to the person who left the vent (Thursday) saying, ‘it’s just a dog,’ about the Chandler police dog that died so tragically: The same God that created him created that dog … Every life has value and that dog would have gladly given his life for the person responsible for taking his.”
LOS ANGELES - A defense lawyer in another Southern California celebrity case was among those dismissed Tuesday in the second day of jury selection for record producer Phil Spector's murder trial.
LOS ANGELES - Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of legendary music producer Phil Spector - four years after an actress who starred in a cult movie was shot to death in the foyer of his castle-like home.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president said Sunday that any European proposal that demanded an end to his country's uranium enrichment activities would be unacceptable.
I’m guessing most of you didn’t stay up past midnight to watch the Mesa City Council’s debate Monday over what issues to put before voters in May.
GENEVA - Measles and waterborne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea could spread quickly among victims of south Asia's devastating earthquake, the United Nations warned Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Four U.S. allies in the Middle East are among countries added to a State Department list of nations that are not doing enough to stop international human trafficking, a practice the department described as modern-day slavery.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups loaded with supplies headed for tsunami-ravaged coasts Friday and a military cargo jet brought aid to Indonesia, as a huge world relief drive to shelter, treat and feed millions of survivors kicked in. The death toll passed 121,000 and was still climbing.
ROME - Aid teams from around the world rushed to southern Asian countries devastated by tidal waves, warning that anything less than an urgent response would add many more deaths to the already catastrophic toll.
Parents have it rough these days.
WASHINGTON - Three times in the past month, the U.S. government has uncovered illicit efforts to smuggle sensitive military or nuclear technology out of the United States to Pakistan, one of America's key partners in the war on terror.
Election issues are like an unending drum beat: Family, jobs and national security. There’s nothing’s really new in the world of politics except personalities and here we are again. I was reminded of the same ‘ole, when I reviewed my Election Day column from six years ago. It’s worth sharing, again. Take note of what folks stressed over, even then:
BEIJING - A dirty brown haze sometimes more than a mile thick is darkening skies not only over vast areas of Asia, but also in the Middle East, southern Africa and the Amazon Basin, changing weather patterns around the world and threatening health and food supplies, the U.N. reported Thursday.
KIGALI, Rwanda. Cindy McCain's first visit to this country in 1994 was during the high season of roadblocks and machetes and shallow graves.