SYDNEY, Australia - Australian air safety officials on Monday ruled that a "very rare" oxygen bottle explosion was behind a dramatic mid-air blast which forced the emergency landing of a Qantas flight from Hong Kong in 2008.
GREYMOUTH, New Zealand - Rescuers at a New Zealand mine where 29 men are missing after an explosion last week were preparing for "possible loss of life," police said Monday for the first time.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A woman whose group has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery has been named the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year.
BEIJING, China (UPDATE) - All 29 people trapped in a flooded coal mine in southwestern China were pulled to safety on Monday, state media reported, in a rare bit of good news for the country's accident-prone mining sector.
BRUSSELS – European finance ministers agreed late Sunday to bankroll a massive bailout for Ireland, the eurozone's second emergency rescue this year.
GREYMOUTH, New Zealand – Pressure mounted Monday to launch a search for 29 men who remain unaccounted for in a New Zealand coal mine three days after a gas explosion.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti's cholera epidemic showed no sign of abating Sunday as the toll rose to 1,250, stirring debate over whether to delay looming presidential elections until the outbreak is under control.
JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah will leave for the United States Monday for medical checks for a back ailment, and Crown Prince Sultan is returning from holiday abroad, state media said Sunday.
LONDON - Britons want Prince William and his new fiancee Kate Middleton to be their next king and queen, instead of the current heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, three polls showed Sunday.
WASHINGTON - The top US envoy for North Korea was to arrive in Asia Sunday for talks with regional leaders on issues involving Pyongyang, the State Department said.