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Honda issues recall

TOKYO – Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Friday it would recall a total 646,000 units of the Fit/Jazz and City models globally, including 140,000 in the United States. The recall covers the models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South

Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S.

Iran's leader predicts Israel's destruction

TEHRAN - Iran's supreme leader predicted the destruction of Israel in comments posted on his Web site on Wednesday, in some of his strongest remarks in years about the Jewish state.

McDonald's worker fired over slice of cheese

The dismissal was too severe a measure," the district court in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, said in a written judgment. "It is just a slice of cheese." A written warning would have been a more appropriate punishment, said the co

Police commander of World Economic Forum found dead

DAVOS - The police commander heading security at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland was found dead on Tuesday, local authorities said, adding that his death appeared to be suicide. Markus Reinhardt, head of police in the Swiss canton of Graub

3 coordinated bomb attacks hit hotels in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — In a coordinated attack as devastating as it was ruthlessly efficient, three bombs unleashed minutes apart on Monday wrecked landmark hotels in Baghdad, undermining faith in Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki and underscoring the precariou

Group: Bin Laden wording 'indicator' of coming attack

Osama bin Laden's word choice in the latest audio message attributed to him is seen as a "possible indicator" of an upcoming attack by his Al-Qaeda network, a US monitoring group warned Sunday. IntelCenter, a US group that monitors Islamist websit

Many flee Haiti capital, govt plans tent cities

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, aid officials said Friday, as their government promised to help nearly a half-million more move from squalid camps on curbsides and vacant lots int

Haiti: Returning to Work Helps Survivors Deal with Grief

PORT-AU-PRINCE — For once, business as usual is a good thing in Haiti. Following the earthquake, almost all shops and businesses remained closed in the nation's capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.