Israeli and Palestinian leaders are nearing crunch time when they must decide whether to revive long-dormant peace negotiations to end their decades-old conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Two elderly South Korean women forced to work in Japanese war-time military brothels cancelled a meeting yesterday with the mayor of the city of Osaka after he refused to withdraw remarks asserting the brothels were necessary at the time.
RESCUE workers with sniffer dogs and searchlights picked through the wreckage of a massive tornado to ensure no survivors remained buried in the rubble of primary schools, houses and buildings in an Oklahoma City suburb.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has signed a new constitution into law, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for elections later this year.
President Barack Obama has spoken of his gratitude to rescuers who helped some of the thousands of people caught up in the deadly storm he described as "one of the most destructive tornadoes in history".