Americans ranked the "Inattentive Parent" as the most
annoying type of fellow air traveller, defeating the "Rear
Seat Kicker," "The Aromatic Passenger" and "The Boozer,"
according to a list by online travel agent Expedia.com.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a
water-sharing agreement that includes the building of a
desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba and a pilot study for
a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, the World
An elderly US Korean War veteran released from detention in
North Korea says his videotaped "confession" was given under
duress, adding that he believed he may have been held in a
misunderstanding over his interest in the war.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved
parliament and called a snap election, but anti-government
protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations
seeking to install an unelected body to run Thailand.