Friday, October 28, 2011

Bangkok facing 'perfect storm'

Bangkok facing 'perfect storm'

Bangkok facing 'perfect storm'

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 03:39 AM PDT

Thailand is facing its worst flooding since 1942, with hundreds dead, more than 9 million affected and more than a third of the nation's provinces at least partially flooded.

ICC in talks over surrender of Gadhafi son

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:12 AM PDT

The International Criminal Court is having "informal conversations" about the surrender of Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, who is wanted for crimes against humanity, the court's chief prosecutor said Friday.

Daughters given equal rights to British throne

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:44 AM PDT

Sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne under changes to the United Kingdom's succession laws agreed to Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

Post election violence prompts curfew in Tunisia

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:07 AM PDT

Tunisia imposed a night curfew Friday in the central city where the nation's uprisings started following post election violence a day earlier, state media reported.

EU bailout fund chief looks to China

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 03:35 AM PDT

As the dust settled after the latest agreement was struck to solve the Eurozone debt crisis, French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted it had been a "mistake" to admit the stricken Greeks into the monetary union.

Interior minister named Saudi Arabia's new crown prince

Posted: 27 Oct 2011 06:29 PM PDT

Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia's interior minister, has been named the new crown prince of the key oil-producing nation, ascending at a time of regional turmoil given the populist Arab Spring movement and simmering international issues involving Iran and other neighbors.

U.N. ends mandate for NATO mission in Libya

Posted: 27 Oct 2011 07:22 PM PDT

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end military operations in Libya.


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