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Robles disqualified from 110 hurdles at worlds

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Olympic champion Dayron Robles was disqualified for pulling rival Liu Xiang out of the hunt for gold in the 110-meter hurdles Monday, handing...

Knife attack at Chinese daycare center wounds 8 (AP)

AP – A worker slashed children with a knife at a daycare center for migrant workers in eastern China on Monday, wounding eight of them, one seriously.

On the joys of blogging

When we launched this blog on the eve of the federal election in 2007, we thought it would have about the same shelf-life as the campaign itself. Going into polling day,...

Deputy chief of Maoists sworn in as Nepal’s new PM

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The deputy leader of Nepal’s former Maoist rebels took the oath of office as prime minister Monday and began forming a government that...

Pakistan begin hunt for new cricket coach

Pakistan cricket authorities on Monday formed a committee to pick a new national team coach to replace Waqar Younis, who will step down next month. Waqar is leaving his...

Supreme Court opens Karachi killings inquiry

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has opened an inquiry into an increase in killings in the southern city of Karachi. At least 800 people have died in political and...

Nepal elects Maoist PM who vows to end deadlock

Senior Maoist party leader Baburam Bhattarai was elected as Nepal’s prime minister on Sunday in the latest attempt to form a stable government after extended...

Sino-Forest’s Chan resigns as chairman and CEO (Reuters)

Reuters – Sino-Forest Corp said on Sunday that Allen Chan had resigned as chairman and chief executive officer and that he had been appointed founding chairman...

Yohan Blake is the 100-meter world champion

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Crazy about cricket and mad about chicken nuggets, Yohan Blake surprised the world by sprinting out of the shadow of Jamaican teammate Usain...

Usain Bolt out after jumping the gun in 100 finals

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Still fuming from his false start, Usain Bolt crouched on the line and waited, and waited, before zipping into the darkness of a dimly lit...