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Strong 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tokyo Area

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has shaken the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas, according to the US Geological Survey.

Activists: North Korea Lured U.S. Journalists Into Trap

Christian activists who work on the North Korean border believe two American television reporters may have blundered into a trap when they were detained in March and say their arrests led to a crackdown on refugees.

Iraq Presses Iran on 3 Detained American Hikers

Iraq's foreign minister asked Iran's ambassador to Baghdad to explain the circumstances surrounding the detention of three Americans hikers caught crossing the border between northern Iraq and Iran.

Putin Determined to Kill Me, Says Georgian President

Georgia’s pro-Western President said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of his ambition to restore Russia’s former Soviet empire.

Iran Resumes Mass Trial of Activists, Protesters

Dozens of opposition activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and plotting to topple the ruling Islamic system after the disputed presidential election, Iran's state media reported.

Pakistan Acknowledges Helping in Strike That Killed Mehsud

Local intelligence officials acknowledged Saturday that a CIA missile strike that killed Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was carried out with Islamabad's help.

Boy Dies After Mom Says GPS Left Them Stranded

An 11-year-old boy died in the intense heat of Death Valley National Park after he and his mother became stranded in one of the world's most inhospitable areas and survived for several days.

Officials: U.S. Intel Turns Corner on Targets in Pakistan

The steady drum beat of high-profile kills in Pakistan — including Usama bin Laden's son and Baitullah Mehsud, commander of the country's Taliban — suggests that U.S.

Autopsy Shows Cocaine Contributed to Mays' Death

An autopsy report says cocaine contributed to the death of TV pitchman Billy Mays.

Airspeed Sensors Failed on at Least a Dozen U.S. Flights

On at least a dozen recent flights by U.S.