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  • Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn smiles as he departs a hearing at the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York in this July 1, 2011 file photo.

    Prosecutors on Monday appeared set to drop sexual assault charges against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a stunning reversal in the case against a man who many had seen as the next president of France.

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    22 Aug 11
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2nd L) visits the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, 350 km (217 miles) south of Tehran, April 8, 2008.

    Iran has begun moving machines that enrich uranium to an underground bunker near the holy city of Qom, a senior official said, a move likely to fan Western fears of an Iranian advance toward nuclear weapons capability.

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    22 Aug 11
  • Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer speaks at the Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit 2010 in New York April 28, 2010.

    Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was hit with a $60 million libel lawsuit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos executive over a column posted on Slate.com concerning an insurance bid-rigging scandal.

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    22 Aug 11
  • Libyan rebel fighters celebrate after seizing control of the Gaddafi army women's officer training center in Tripoli's Qarqarsh district August 22, 2011.

    Muammar Gaddafi was a hunted man on Monday as loyal remnants of his forces made a last-ditch stand in the capital and world leaders embraced the fractious Libyan rebels as new masters of the oil-rich North African state.

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    22 Aug 11
  • Large fields of corn growing in fields in Otisco, Indiana, August 25, 2009.

    The overall economy may be struggling against a double-dip recession but in farm country the boom times have rarely been better.

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    20 Aug 11
  • Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair leave their temporary Manhattan residence in New York July 6, 2011.

    The prosecutors in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will meet on Monday with the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal, one of her lawyers said on Saturday.

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    20 Aug 11
  • Explosions and gunfire rock besieged Tripoli

    Explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli on Saturday night, after days of battlefield defeats left Muammar Gaddafi’s government and troops penned ever more tightly in the besieged capital.

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    20 Aug 11
  • Reindeer herder finds baby mammoth in Russia Arctic

    A reindeer herder in Russia’s Arctic has stumbled on the pre-historic remains of a baby woolly mammoth poking out of the permafrost, local officials said on Friday.

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    19 Aug 11