Moammar Gadhafi Regains Control of Libyan Oil Facilities

Moammar Gadhafi and his loyal armed forces have successfully retaken key oil facilities in the civil war-torn country of Libya. Rebel forces lost ground to fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the oil port city of Brega, state television announced. more

Tablet Computers Redefine How News is Accessed

Tablet computers are all the rage, particularly after Friday's release of Apple's iPad2. While the devices are a hot commodity - there's more to the story than fun games and computing on the go. Nearly half of all U.S. adults get at least some local news on their cell phone or tablet computer, a survey reveals. more

Interest Rates & Confidence Concerns Prompt Japan to Pump $220 Billion Into Economy

Mindful of volatile interest rates and citing growing concerns of consumer confidence in the wake of last week's disaster, Japan's central bank stood ready Monday to pump $220 billion in cash into their economy. more

Red Cross Says Libya Has Descended Into Civil War

The International Red Cross said Libya has descended into civil war, as violence has been reported in several areas between government forces and rebels seeking the ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi, The Guardian reported. more

Japan Volcano Eruption Adds to Turmoil

A volcano eruption in Japan is adding to the complete state of turmoil for the island nation on Monday. A volcano shot ash into the air in south Japan - but it wasn't clear if its volatility was linked to the destructive quake and tsunami that decimated the northeast. more

Aftershocks a Challenge to Japanese Rescue Efforts

Aftershocks in Japan continue to be a challenge for search and rescue operations. Hundreds of Chinese soldiers Friday joined a huge rescue effort in the aftermath of an earthquake in Southwest Yunnan province even as the death toll mounted. more

Japan Nuke Plant Area Evacuated

People near a Japan nuclear power plant affected by Friday's monster earthquake in Japan were evacuated as employees worked to cool down the facility, officials said. more

8.9 Earthquake Only the Beginning for Japanese

The death toll from the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake Friday in Japan likely will top 1,000, officials said. Unfortunately, the earthquake itself is only the beginning of the long list of challenges that will now face the Japanese people. more

Day Of Rage Prelude Broken Up by Police

Day of Rage protests in Saudi Arabia are set to continue, while police forces try to disperse growing crowds. On Friday, Saudi police fired in the air to disperse demonstrators in an eastern city, the government and witnesses said. more

Tsunami Waves Reach Hawaiian Islands, Head Towards West Coast

The first tsunami wave generated by an earthquake in Japan reached Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii, the National Weather Service said Friday. more

Great White Shark Population in Sharp Decline

The great white shark may be one of the most feared predators in the ocean, but a new research effort casts doubt on how dominant the species may be. The effort, conducted by marine biologists, sugges that the population of great white sharks living off the coast of California are in sharp decline. more

China Earthquake Rescue Efforts Underway

China earthquake rescue efforts continue Friday after yesterday's quake - just as the world watches China's neighbor, Japan, deal with a newer and more powerful earthquake that struck Friday morning. Hundreds of Chinese soldiers Friday joined a huge rescue effort in the aftermath of an earthquake in Southwest Yunnan province even as the death toll mounted. more

Japan Earthquake 2011: 8.9 Magnitude Quake Devastates Island Nation

Japan earthquake reports continue to arrive as Americans wakes up this morning. What we do know now is that a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck and triggered tsunamis that hit northern Japan Friday, killing dozens and leveling buildings in the process. More widespread deaths are feared. more

Tsunami Warning & Advisories Reach U.S. West Coast & Hawaii

Tsunami warnings have reached more than 20 countries this morning. A monstrous 8.9 offshore earthquake trailed by huge tsunamis smashed into northern Japan Friday, causing casualties and much havoc, officials said. Warnings have been issued from Russia to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. more

Moammar Gadhafi May Be Spending Cash Reserves to Keep Troops Loyal

Moammar Gadhafi is accused today of using a stockpile of cash to keep his troops and supporters loyal. U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Gadhafi is actively paying Libyan troops and African mercenaries to help reinforce his rule, as well. more

Hamid Karzai Relative Yar Muhammad Khan Killed by NATO Forces

Hamid Karzai's relative, Yar Muhammad Khan, has been killed by NATO forces in Southern Afghanistan. NATO troops operating in the area mistakenly killed a relative of the Afghan President, officials confirmed. more

Dalai Lama to Step Down as Tibetan Leader

The Dalai Lama said on Thursday he would step down as leader of the Tibetan government in exile, giving that authority exclusively to an elected prime minister. more

Earthquake in Southwest China Destroys 1,200 Homes, Kills 24

At 12:58pm local time, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan province in southwest China, near the Myanmar border, destroying 1,200 homes, injuring more than 200 and killing at least 24. 127,000 people have been evacuated to nearby shelters. more

China Quake Measures 5.8 Magnitude, Kills at Least 14

China earthquake reports are coming in, and what we know as of Thursday morning in the United States is that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday. Officials say the quake is responsible for killing at least 14 people and wounding 157 others. more

No-Fly Zone Demands Drive Gadhafi & Rebels Further Apart

A no-fly zone over Libya is what rebel leaders in eastern Libya pleaded for on Thursday, while Moammar Gadhafi said such an action would unite the country behind him. more

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