Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes first landing in Japan
Boeing Co.’s long-delayed 787 completed its maiden trans-Pacific journey and landed in Japan, where the more fuel-efficient jet will undergo testing this week with All Nippon Airways in preparation for its first commercial launch.
Chavez home after surgery for cancerous tumor
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba early Monday, stepping off a plane before dawn amid rampant speculation about his fitness to continue in office following the removal of a cancerous tumor from his pelvic region.
Chavez’s cancer revelation rattles Venezuela
President Hugo Chavez’s disclosure that he is being treated for cancer is raising questions about whether he will be able to run for re-election next year and how his illness may impact the future of his socialist movement in Latin America.
While Chavez remained in Cuba on Friday recovering from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor, he sought to assure his supporters that he remains in charge and expects to fully recover.
Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada for visit
Prince William and Kate began their first official trip abroad Thursday laying a wreath at Canada’s National War Memorial as excited onlookers screamed with delight and showered the young royals with flowers and gifts.
An Israeli algorithm sheds light on the Bible
Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible.
The new software analyzes style and word choices to distinguish parts of a single text written by different authors, and when applied to the Bible its algorithm teased out distinct writerly voices in the holy book.
Will, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
Prince William and Kate arrive in Canada on Thursday for their first official overseas trip since their wedding, in a visit that is expected to draw record-numbers of star-struck crowds and well-wishers hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
UK: Thousands walk off the job in pension protests
Teachers and public service workers are out on picket lines across Britain after hundreds of thousands walked off the job to protest pension cuts.
Afghan attack left mass of bodies at luxury hotel
Hotel guest Abdul Zahir Faizada watched as a uniformed gunman shoved a man to the ground and shot him to death at point-blank range. Suddenly, gunfire erupted and another assailant blew himself up.
By the time the siege of the luxury Inter-Continental Hotel ended Wednesday, 20 people lay dead — including nine attackers, all of whom wore suicide-bomber vests — and one of Kabul’s premier landmarks was left a grisly scene of bodies, shrapnel and shattered glass.
Greece passes austerity, but riots seize capital
Greece fended off a bankruptcy that would have roiled global markets and threatened the future of the euro when lawmakers on Wednesday backed controversial austerity measures in the face of violent protests.
Clashes reveal Egypt’s volatility 5 months later
Two days of street battles between security forces and protesters in Cairo show just how volatile Egypt remains nearly five months after the popular uprising that ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.
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