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NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars

NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars

(CNN) — NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully carried out a highly challenging landing on Mars early Monday, transmitting images back to Earth after traveling hundreds of millions of miles through space in…

Syria pounds rebel bastions in Aleppo

Syria pounds rebel bastions in Aleppo

Syrian artillery, planes and a helicopter gunship pounded rebel positions in Aleppo as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces tried to break through opposition fighters’ defences in Syria’s largest city. Clashes were also reported…

Russia says UN vote undermines peace efforts in Syria

Russia says UN vote undermines peace efforts in Syria

Russia has said a resolution on Syria passed by the UN General Assembly undermines peace efforts there, as fighting continues on the ground. Moscow’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters…

Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria

Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria

(CNN) — Kofi Annan, whose initiative to forge peace in war-ravaged Syria failed to take hold, said he has resigned as the U.N. and Arab League joint special envoy because of “increasing militarization…

New Egypt government to be sworn in

New Egypt government to be sworn in

Egypt’s new cabinet is due to be officially announced and sworn in by President Mohammed Mursi, who took office last month. Media reports suggest Prime Minister-designate Hisham Qandil’s government will…

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi seeks Hague trial

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi seeks Hague trial

Col Gaddafi’s son has said he wants to be put on trial in The Hague, rather than in his home country, his lawyers have said. Saif al-Islam said if he…

Chidambaram is new FM, Shinde becomes home minister

P Chidambaram was on Tuesday made the finance minister as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a minor reshuffle in portfolios in the Union cabinet, necessitated by the exit of Pranab…

Judiciary, parliament not at odds: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday observed the judiciary and parliament were not against each other, saying “we take wisdom from the debates that occurred on the floor…

Power outage snarls transport, leaves residents sweltering in northern India

New Delhi (CNN) — A grid failure cut power supplies in northern India on Monday, hitting rail and road transport for hours in the country’s worst blackout in a decade, authorities…

India train fire kills 47 in Andhra Pradesh

At least 47 people have been killed in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. One coach of the Tamil Nadu…