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World 06 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic - experts

OSLO (Reuters) - Birds falling out of the sky in the United States and Sweden are freak examples of the kind of mass animal deaths, from beached whales to deluges of frogs, that have unusual but not apocalyptic causes, experts say.

World 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods cause "catastrophic" damage

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's record floods are causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure in the state of Queensland and have forced 75 percent of its coal mines, which fuel Asia's steel mills, to grind to a halt, Queensland's premier said on Wednesday.

Nation 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Taxi driver falls to his death in Penang

ANOTHER man fell to his death in George Town barely 20 hours after a tuition teacher who had just turned 21 jumped from a five-storey building in Perak Road on Sunday.

World 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - China winter weather latest developments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Harsh winter weather across parts of China could disrupt transport and strain energy supplies. Here is a summary of major weather developments and their impact.

World 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods cause "catastrophic" damage

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's record floods are causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure in the state of Queensland and have forced 75 percent of its coal mines, which fuel Asia's steel mills, to grind to a halt, Queensland's premier said on Wednesday.

World 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Australia floods cause "catastrophic" damage

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's record floods are causing catastrophic damage to infrastructure in the state of Queensland and have forced 75 percent of its coal mines, which fuel Asia's steel mills, to grind to a halt, Queensland's premier said on Wednesday.

World 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Many 9/11 survivors show lasting traumatic stress

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Many civilian survivors of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were still suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress several years after the 2001 disaster, according to a study.

World 04 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Napolitano circumspect on Israeli air tips for U.S.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano played down on Tuesday prospects of adopting Israeli-style aviation security in response to protests at intrusive patdowns and screenings at American airports.

World 04 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Napolitano circumspect on Israeli air tips for U.S.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano played down on Tuesday prospects of adopting Israeli-style aviation security in response to protests at intrusive patdowns and screenings at American airports.

World 04 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.S. says Pakistan government crisis internal issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government regards Pakistan's ruling coalition crisis as a strictly internal matter and does not see it as a distraction from Islamabad's fight against Islamic militants, U.S. officials said on Monday.