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Oops! Fox News reports ‘Obama bin Laden dead’

In a rush to report the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, a local affiliate of Fox News accidentally spelled the terrorist leader’s name as “Obama bin Laden.” FOX40 Sacramento said the misspelling occurred because the headline originally stated “President Obama to Make National Security Announcement”…

China details plans for own orbital space station

BEIJING (AFP) – China will attempt its first space docking between two unmanned vehicles this year, the first step in efforts to build a Chinese space station, a senior official said Friday. Yang Liwei detailed the next stages of China’s human spaceflight programme during a press visit to Space City…

Blast at Belarus metro station kills several people

MINSK (Reuters) – A blast hit a metro station in the center of the Belarusian capital Minsk on Monday and police said some people had been killed. The state news agency BelTA said the blast occurred at 5.55 p.m. (11:55 a.m. ET) at the metro station Oktyabrskaya on a square…

Egyptian crowd attacks ElBaradei at voting station

CAIRO (Reuters) – A crowd of people blocked Mohamed ElBaradei from entering a polling station in Cairo on Saturday to cast a vote in Egypt’s constitutional referendum, shoving him and smashing his car window with rocks as he left. “We don’t want you, we don’t want you,” a crowd of youths chanted at…

WATCH LIVE: Japan’s English-Language News Station Covers The Quake

Watch the live broadcast of Japan’s English-language NHK television station, covering the quake and the tsunami, below. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

At least 20 killed in Pakistan bomb attack

LAHORE, Pakistan — A bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants exploded at a filling station in Pakistan’s central Punjab province Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 127 others, police said. Many of those hurt remained trapped by debris and shrapnel hours after the blast reduced the station building…

European freighter docks with space station

TOULOUSE, France – A robot freighter laden with seven tonnes of supplies docked flawlessly on Thursday with the International Space Station (ISS), its European controllers said here. The Johannes Kepler teamed up with the ISS at 1708 GMT after an eight-day orbital flight covering some four million kilometres (2.5 million…

Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Space shuttle Discovery was being fueled for liftoff on Thursday on its final mission to carry supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. Workers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida began pumping supercold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen into Discovery’s fuel tank…

Clear Channel pulls Limbaugh’s ‘Straight Shooter’ billboard in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others, the Texas-based parent company of a Tuscon-area talk radio station has removed a billboard referring to a popular conservative talk show host as a “straight shooter.” The black billboard with white typewriter font surrounded by bullet…

Top US spy in Pakistan flees after lawsuit reveals identity

Update: Pakistani military intelligence suspected of revealing CIA station chief’s identify Following the revelation on Friday of the abrupt departure of CIA station chief Jonathan Banks from Pakistan, the New York Times is reporting that “some American officials [are] convinced that the officer’s cover was deliberately blown by Pakistan’s military…

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