US piles pressure on Afghan leader
US: The United States told Afghanistan President
Hamid Karzai on Thursday to show more backbone in fighting
corruption and mismanagement as President Barack Obama weighed
sending more troops and for how long.
Obama launches Asia tour in Japan
Barack Obama set foot in Asia for the first time
as US President Friday, arriving in Japan to launch a four-nation
tour designed to shore up US power in a region increasingly
dominated by rising giant China.
Over 150-year old pennies removed from Londonís Big Ben
A pile of old coins which have helped keep the
clock mechanism of Londonís Big Ben accurate for the last 150-years
were replaced on Thursday by a new five pound ($8.29) coin to mark
the 2012 Olympics.