IMF chief arrested in New York over alleged sex assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was taken off a Paris-bound flight on Saturday minutes before takeoff after a New York City hotel housekeeper accused him of sexual assault, media reported.

// May. 15, 2011 - 13:50 GMT

Wildfire area spreads in Siberia

The area affected by wildfires raging in Siberia has expanded by 560 hectares to 1,500 hectares in the past twenty-four hours, the Emergencies Ministry reported on Sunday.

// May. 15, 2011 - 14:58 GMT

Lawyer says IMF chief to plead not guilty to sex attack allegations

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was taken into custody on Saturday at the John F Kennedy International Airport over the allegations of a sexual assault, will plead not guilty, Sky News TV channel reported on Sunday, citing his lawyer Benjamin Brafman.

// May. 15, 2011 - 16:35 GMT

Powerful Earthquake in Japan

// May. 15, 2011 - 17:43 GMT

Japan starts evacuation outside 20 km radius of troubled Fukushima nuke plant

The Japanese authorities have started evacuation of people who live outside the 20 kilometer radius from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, NHK TV channel reported on Sunday.

// May. 15, 2011 - 17:43 GMT

IMF head charged over alleged sex assault

The head of the International Monetary Fund has been charged with a criminal sexual assault and attempted rape, following allegations made by a hotel maid in New York, Sky News TV channel reported on Sunday.

// May. 15, 2011 - 18:12 GMT