Forecasters are cautiously optimistic that Yasi will not drop the majority of its rain on Queensland’s already hard hit areas. The state is still cleaning up from devastating floods.
In a move that seemed to embolden the opposition's 'million man march' on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Army recognized 'the legitimacy of the people's demands.'
China has limited coverage of the Egypt protest to its Xinhua news service and warned last week that websites that did not censor comments about Egypt would be 'shut down by force.'
Experts say the Stuxnet virus has penetrated Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant and may cause a serious disaster if the plant becomes operational.
Cairo protesters are planning a huge rally Tuesday. It is not certain they will rally around Mohammed ElBaradei or opposition groups.
Egypt's protests are now into their second week. Curfews are starting earlier and Internet remains down, but the crowds in Tahrir Square continue. There's plenty to follow, but there are a few people to keep a particularly close eye on as events unfold.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Sunday with President René Préval and Haiti's three leading presidential candidates. An electoral stalemate has delayed a final vote.
The winds of change that swept aside Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have swiftly blown east to test the long-serving leaders of Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. Yet if these winds can blow east across North Africa to the Middle East, can't they also blow south to sub-Saharan Africa? Surely there are plenty of dictators in Africa's other countries who have outworn their welcome after 20-plus years in power? Perhaps, but different societies respond to the same conditions in very different ways, and the 53 countries of the African continent each has its own social structure and attitudes toward those in power. Here are four reasons why, despite the massive protests in North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa remains silent.
John Connell teaches skills from the circus, like juggling, to street kids in Bolivia. They earn money and go to school more.
Protesters say Khartoum protests are connected to events in Tunisia and Egypt, but South Sudan's imminent secession sets these protests against a dramatically different background.
The US is claiming diplomatic immunity for Raymond Davis, who shot two Pakistanis last week during an apparent robbery. That could make it harder for the weak civilian government to promote US-backed policies, analysts here warn.
South Sudan's capital, Juba, is exploding with new construction, incoming foreign residents and new embassies.
Egypt exodus: The number of American's trying to get on US government-chartered evacuation flights has grown to more than 2,400, as anti-government protests continue in Egypt.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak at first ignored protesters, and then responded with force. 'I don’t think Mubarak learned anything from the Tunisian case,' says one observer.
Antigovernment protests in North Sudan led to the death of a university student Sunday while South Sudanese celebrated an overwhelming vote for independence.
The Egyptian military is now center stage in the battle between President Hosni Mubarak and the demonstrators demanding that he end his 30-year rule.
Even as Burma (Myanmar) convened a new 600-person parliament Monday for the first time in nearly 50 years, the military appeared poised to retain its influence.
Shinmoedake volcano was still spewing ash Monday, five days after it awoke from a 52-year slumber. More than 1,000 residents of southern Japan were evacuated. Experts said the Shinmoedake volcano lava dome was growing larger inside the volcano's crater
Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei urged President Obama on Sunday not to be the 'last one' to withdraw support from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.