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World 24 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

NATO's "successful" Afghan night raids come with high civilian cost

SURKH ROD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A few minutes and a few bullets were enough to turn Abdullah from an 11th grade student with dreams of becoming a translator to the despairing head of a family of more than a dozen.

World 24 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

N.Zealand quake toll 98, grave concern for missing

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - International rescue teams intensified their search for earthquake survivors in New Zealand on Thursday, with the death toll nearing 100 and police said they were gravely concerned about the more than 200 people still

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Saudi charged in US bomb plot, Bush possible target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Saudi student has been arrested in Texas in a bomb plot that may have targeted former President George W. Bush, nuclear plants and dams, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

N.Zealand quake toll rises as hope fades for survivors

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - International rescue teams searched through the rubble of quake-ravaged Christchurch on Friday for more than 200 people still missing, but rain and cold were dimming hopes of finding more survivors in the country's worst natural disaster in decades.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

N.Zealand quake toll rises as hope fades for survivors

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - International rescue teams searched through the rubble of quake-ravaged Christchurch on Friday for more than 200 people still missing, but rain and cold were dimming hopes of finding more survivors in the country's worst natural disaster in decades.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.S. envoy's name blocked on a China microblog website

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese censors have blocked the U.S. ambassador's name from searches on a microblogging website after he was spotted at a pro-democracy gathering last weekend.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Saudi charged in US bomb plot, Bush possible target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Saudi student has been arrested in Texas in a bomb plot that may have targeted former President George W. Bush, nuclear plants and dams, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gun battles rage in Libya, Gaddafi fights on

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi hit back at rebels holding towns near the Libyan capital on Thursday but there was no sign they had broken the momentum of opposition gains that have been closing in around Tripoli.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand quake toll rises as hope fades for survivors

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - Rescuers toiled for a fourth day among the ruins of New Zealand's quake-ravaged city of Christchurch on Friday, as hopes of finding more survivors faded and the death toll reached 113 with more than 200 missing.

World 25 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

LinkedIn site disrupted in protest-wary China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Access to the networking site LinkedIn was disrupted in China on Thursday, following online calls on other sites for gatherings inspired by protests against authoritarian regimes across the Middle East.