Oil futures briefly drop on news that China is raising interest rates to rein in consumer inflation, which could cause a drop in demand for oil.
Riots at Australia’s immigration detention centers have pushed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s government to take new measures on asylum-seekers. But critics say they don't target the fundamental reasons for the unrest.
Some of the world’s largest bats hang around at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia.
Australia is proposing the most drastic government attempt yet to reduce smoking, requiring cigarette companies to package their brands in an unappealing drab olive wrapper.
A child gets water splashed during Thai New Year celebrations in Prachinburi, east of Bangkok.
French Spiderman Alain Robert added another skyscraper to his list Monday, by scaling the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Why has Alain Robert climbed 85 buildings?
iPad 2: While the disaster in Japan may cause delays in production, the iPad 2 was rolled out overseas, Friday to much fanfare. Will Apple be able to meet the demand?
Stock prices are up in Asia and Europe. Futures point to a rise in US stock prices at the open.