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The energy giant BP said today that it was siphoning off about 40 per cent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a ruptured well but had still been unable to stop the leak.
A 35-year-old woman has been killed in the latest in a string of knife attacks in China, state media and police said today.
Senior American officials and military officers are being quizzed in secret by the official inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war.
Central Bangkok remained in a state of paralysis today, as the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva rejected an offer of peace talks by anti-government Red Shirt protesters.
The founder of China’s largest home appliance chain was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for bribery and other crimes.
Hospitals in Bangkok are preparing for bloodshed after anti-government Red Shirt protesters ignored an ultimatum to abandon their occupation of central Bangkok, but there were faint signs of a last minute compromise between the two sides.
As Greece took stock of its budget catastrophe, its glamorous deputy tourism minister – once a model for Playboy – promised that she, like everyone else, could live a life of austerity.