By NASSER KARIMIAssociated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament announced Sunday it would probe reports that a jailed blogger died suspiciously in custody earlier this week, according to the official IRNA news agency.
This was Iran's first official reaction to the death of Sattar
By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Swedish furniture giant Ikea will release a report this week addressing claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East Germany, the company and victims groups said Monday.
The report by independent auditors Ernst & Young looks into
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government will require that future industrial projects include assessments of their risk to social stability, following several large protests around the country over pollution, a top official said Monday.
The government will also
By MARIA CHENGAP Medical Writer
LONDON (AP) - A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.
The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide in case of a
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona inmate being held on attempted murder and robbery charges escaped from his jail cell Sunday before detectives apprehended him hours later in downtown Phoenix, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Adan Orduno Jr. gained access to an overhead crawl space by tearing open
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Customs authorities in Dubai have seized ivory worth as much as 15 million dirhams ($4.1 million) from more than 100 poached elephants.
The UAE's state news agency WAM reported Sunday that authorities at the Jebel Ali Port seized the ivory hidden in a shipment
By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Irene Cramer threaded her Mercury Mountaineer around fallen branches, slowing down in front of a squat white ranch to see if, maybe, it could be the temporary home she is desperate to find.
Cramer and her husband, Tommy, left their home in
By JULIE WATSON and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans
By AYE AYE WINAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and piecemeal reports from the underdeveloped mining region said mines collapsed and as many as 12 people were feared dead.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two residents of a Northern California assisted living facility have died and four others are hospitalized after eating soup with wild mushrooms, authorities said.
Placer County sheriff's officials told the Sacramento Bee (http://sacb.ee/STLV3S ) that Barbara Lopes, 86