DAKAR – The United Nations said Tuesday that 377 people had died in flooding in central and west Africa, with nearly 1.5 million people affected since the start of the rainy season in June. 2010 has seen the largest number of people affected
SANTIAGO, Chile – A Chilean legislative commission is investigating reports that mining operators ignored danger warnings from a man who was later among 33 later trapped when a mine collapsed.Deputy Carlos Vilches, a commission member, said Tu

british soldier killed in afghanistan blast

A British army bomb disposal expert was killed by a blast while clearing explosive devices in southern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Wednesday.The soldier, from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance), died on Tuesday in the Nahr-e Saraj

pakistan's largest city reels after 51 killed

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's largest city reeled Wednesday after gunmen opened fire in a commercial market, killing 11 people in the latest spasm of violence to underscore the poor state of law and order in this U.S -allied nation.At least 51 people

french police unblock fuel depots interior ministry

France's government sent police overnight to unblock three major fuel depots which had been barricaded by protesters, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said on Wednesday. During the night, we unblocked three major fuel depots -- La Rochelle, Donge a

rooney's treachery laid bare by ferguson press

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has been left looking like the villain of the piece and will be hated by the club's fans after the revelation that he wants to quit, Britain's press said Wednesday.Manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Tuesday confirmed th

saudi prince convicted of murdering servant in london

A Saudi prince was found guilty by a London court of murdering his servant in a London hotel after subjecting him to a sadistic campaign of violence and sexual abuse.Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir al Saud, 34, a grandson of Saudi Arabia's King Abdul

clubs weigh up swoop for rooney

Wayne Rooney's future is the talking point of European football on Wednesday after the shock revelation that he wants to quit Manchester United.Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is keen for the 24-year-old to stay but suggested the striker had disrespected

ancelotti determined to top group

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists they will go all out to ensure top spot in their Champions League group after virtually guaranteeing a last 16 spot.A superb 2-0 win at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday means the Blues now need only one point from th

wenger hails fabregas & wilshere

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with the midfield combination of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere in his side's win over Shakhtar Donetsk.Fabregas returned from injury to score Arsenal's third and Wilshere bounced back from his weekend red c

fish oil no help for mother's mood baby's development

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) Women taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy are not more likely to stave off postpartum depression nor boost the mental development of their babies, according to an Australian study.But they may help reduce their chance