N. Korea threatens 'sacred war' against S. Korea, U.S.

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on N. Korea threatens 'sacred war' against S. Korea, U.S. 

SEOUL, Feb. 25 — North Korea vowed Saturday to launch a "sacred war" against South Korea and the United States, accusing the allies of declaring war through their joint military drills.

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Britain "temporarily withdraws" civilian personnel from Kabul

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Britain "temporarily withdraws" civilian personnel from Kabul 

LONDON, Feb. 26 — Following deadly shooting of two American NATO officers in Afghan interior ministry on Saturday, Britain has taken precautious measures to protect its personnel in Kabul.

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Israeli war jets strike southern Gaza

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Israeli war jets strike southern Gaza 

GAZA, Feb. 26 — Israeli war jets struck the Gazan town of Rafah on Saturday night, causing severe damages but no injuries, according to medical sources.

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China's crude oil output dips in January

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on China's crude oil output dips in January 

BEIJING, Feb. 26 — China's crude oil output slid 2.3 percent year-on-year in January to 17.08 million tons as the New Year holiday reduced workdays, the country's top economic planner said.

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Sunken treasure returns to Spain

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Sunken treasure returns to Spain 

MADRID, Feb. 26 — The treasure from the Spanish frigate Nuestra Senora de la Mercedes finally reached Spain on Saturday, 207 years after its intended arrival.

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Clinton wraps up visit to Algeria, heads to Morocco

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Clinton wraps up visit to Algeria, heads to Morocco 

ALGIERS, Feb. 26 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday wrapped up her short visit to Algeria and headed off to Morocco, the last leg of her Maghreb tour.

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Singapore to develop 150-km round-island recreational route

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Singapore to develop 150-km round-island recreational route 

SINGAPORE, Feb. 26 — Singapore's National Parks Board plans to develop a 150-kilometer recreational route that runs around the Singapore Island in the next few years, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Saturday.

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World's first quadruple limb transplant operation over in Turkey

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on World's first quadruple limb transplant operation over in Turkey 

ANKARA, Feb. 26 — The world's first quadruple limb transplant operation came to an end on Saturday at Hacettepe University in Turkey's capital Ankara, the country's semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

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Obama hails "historic" transfer of power in Yemen

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Obama hails "historic" transfer of power in Yemen 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the "historic and peaceful" transfer of power in Yemen, offering support for the country to meet challenges ahead.

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Zimbabwe to maintain ban on GMO crops

February 26, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Zimbabwe to maintain ban on GMO crops 

HARARE, Feb. 26 — The top Zimbabwean agricultural official on Saturday said the government will maintain its ban on imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and will not allow GMO crop seeds into the country.

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