A suspicious bag containing a detonator, batteries and a clock was found in a Namibian airport, possibly bound for Munich, German police say.
Context: Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Haiti, Ripple of Hope award, Darfur, George Clooney
International Monetary Fund
Context: International Monetary Fund, European Union, Government of Ireland, falls back into recession, Dublin, European Central Bank
Rolls-Royce Trent 900
Context: Rolls-Royce Trent 900, Qantas Flight 32, A380, engine failure
General Motors Co made a triumphant return to Wall Street less than a year and a half after the government rescued the automaker and forced a massive overhaul but its shares lost momentum after an early bounce.
Police fire tear gas into a camp for displaced people as protests accusing UN troops of bringing cholera turn violent.
Context: Colombia, Bogot, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian President, state of emergency, ongoing floods
The presentation in Oslo next month will most likely be postponed because China is not allowing the dissident Liu Xiaobo or his family to attend.
Context: government, Sunshine Policy, Pyongyang, North Korea
Context: Azerbaijan, President, Caspian Sea, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, NATO, Baku
An estimated 200 prisoners in DR Congo escape from a jail in the remote north-west during a hearing to reduce the backlog of defendants awaiting trial.
Context: Wikileaks, Marianne Ny, Sweden, Julian Assange, prosecutor
A woman in China is sentenced to a year in a labour camp after posting a message on the social networking website Twitter.
Context: Australia, Alabama, United States, death of his newlywed wife Tina
Context: Kiyoshi Takayama, Yamaguchi-gumi, Kobe, Japanese police, yakuza
Prominent Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Soliman is released from jail after four years.
United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
Context: Democrat, United States House of Representatives, United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, Charlie Rangel, New York, censure
Chamber of Commerce
Health insurers last year gave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce $86.2 million that was used to oppose the health-care overhaul law, according to tax records and people familiar with the donation.
Context: meteor, Leonid
Context: China, uranium
Scientists at Idaho State University map out a new, active seismic fault in the US Rocky Mountains capable of unleashing a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
HIP 13044 b
Astronomers claim to have discovered the first planet originating from outside our own galaxy, the Milky Way.