Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said today that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as tomorrow.
Greece will call a snap election for May 6 today, government officials said, opening a campaign that may produce no clear result and threaten implementation of the international bailout plan that saved Athens from bankruptcy.
A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia today, sending people scurrying from buildings as far away as southern India, but there seemed little risk of a disastrous tsunami as in 2004.
Iran will present new proposals at talks on Saturday aimed at easing concerns about its nuclear activity, state television said, but it was unclear if Tehran was willing to address its disputed uranium enrichment drive as six world powers want.
Kenya and Tanzania issued tsunami warnings along their eastern Indian Ocean coastlines after a powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia today.
A Florida prosecutor filed a murder charge against the neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has captivated the United States and prompted civil rights demonstrations.
Relatives of poor Irish passengers who drowned when the Titanic sank 100 years ago gathered today at the liner's last port of call, while local officials sought to use the anniversary to boost the flagging local economy.
The Justice Department accused Apple Inc and five major publishers of conspiring to push up the prices of e-books and limit retail price competition.
In a two and a half page address made public by the Treasury Department, Kim outlined the reasons why he believed his training as a public health expert and former president of Dartmouth College equipped him with the skills needed to take over the World Bank in June when current president Robert Zoellick steps down.