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Defiant Iran set to begin higher enrichment of uranium

IRAN - Iran will begin enriching uranium to 20 percent from Tuesday, the Islamic republic's atomic chief announced on Sunday just hours after being told to do so by hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The decision raises the stakes in a disput

Possible weapon of mass destruction found in Iraq

They have been searching in Iraq for the past nine years, 10 months and 15 days. Today, the hard work finally paid off as soldiers found one of those elusive ‘weapons of mass destruction’ that Saddam Hussein was supposed to have been hiding. So

Dubai discovers new oil field, a first in decades

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai's government, under pressure to repay billions of dollars in debt, said Thursday it has discovered a new offshore oil field — the first such find by the city-state in decades. The media office of the sheikdom's

Billionaire Branson buys underwater plane

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson may already own an airline, a record label, a mobile phone company, several luxury restaurants and a Caribbean island.

10 Americans arrested in Haiti await charges

PORT-au-PRINCE, HAITI- Ten Americans arrested in Haiti for trying to take 33 children across the border without proper documentation were expected to learn Monday whether they would face criminal charges of child trafficking and kidnapping.

'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11', U.S. ups defense

IRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

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.