TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday endorsed a panel's conclusion that a seismic fault running underneath one of two reactors at an atomic plant in western Japan is active, making the reactor's restart virtually impossible.
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani court on Wednesday refused bail to former military leader Pervez Musharraf over the detention of judges during his rule from 1999 to 2008, the state prosecutor said.
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis called on Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to affirm their loyalty to him and spread the word of God, and prayed that they be allowed to live in accordance with their faith.
TOKYO (AFP) - Farmers have resumed planting rice for market only 15km from Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a local official said on Wednesday.
KATMANDU (AP) - An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain on Wednesday to make another attempt at the title.