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World 25 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Islamist militants explode five bombs in Nigeria

ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram said it planted bombs that exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria, one of which killed at least 27 people on the outskirts of the capital.

World 24 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turkey quake death toll reaches over 200, set to rise

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) - More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble.

World 24 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Turkey quake death toll reaches over 200, set to rise

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) - More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey on Sunday with rescue teams working through the night to free trapped survivors.

Nation 23 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Norway horror: 84 die in camp shooting, 7 in blast

OSLO, Norway (AP): A Norwegian who dressed as a police officer to gun down summer campers killed at least 80 people at an island retreat, horrified police said early Saturday. It took investigators several hours to begin the realize the full scope of the massacre, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven and that police say was set off by the same suspect.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Over 100 missing after boat sinks in Russia's Volga

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - More than 100 people were missing and feared drowned after a tourist boat sank in Russia's Volga river on Sunday, emergency services officials and survivors said.

World 08 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Residents of Turkmen town return home after blasts

ABADAN, Turkmenistan (Reuters) - Residents who fled powerful explosions in a Turkmenistan town were cautiously returning home on Friday, amid conflicting reports of what caused the mysterious blasts and how much damage they did.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

CORRECTED - Gaddafi forces advance on Libya's Misrata

(Corrects paragraph 19 to make clear Liam Fox not Anders Fogh Rasmussen made comment)

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges

ABU DHABI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rebels said they hoped to restart oil production and gained pledges of over $500 million aid on Thursday, as Western powers nudged them to plan for the day after Muammar Gaddafi's fall from power.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

NATO strikes Tripoli, Gaddafi army close on Misrata

MISRATA (Reuters) - NATO warplanes attacked Libya's capital of Tripoli on Wednesday night after thousands of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi advanced on and shelled the rebel-held western city of Misrata on Wednesday.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Western, Arab talks to focus on Libya "end-game"

MISRATA (Reuters) - Western and Arab nations meet in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to focus on what one U.S. official called the