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Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.

Business

Oil climbs to $61 on Mideast supply concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil rose to around $61 a barrel on Friday as fighting in Libya and Iraq stoked output worries, while traders kept a close eye on Iran nuclear talks that could eventually bring more supply to world markets.

Entertainment

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the "Star Wars" actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said.

Life

Chinese city shuts factories as environmental law bites

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - An industrial city in eastern China has closed several factories, including many steel and nickel pig iron producers, in an apparent sign the government is stepping up enforcement of a new environmental law in the face of growing public discontent over pollution.

Sports

Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

BIRMINGHAM, March 6 (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat.

Technology

LightSquared preps for tough trial on latest bankruptcy plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - LightSquared gained momentum this week in its effort to end its three-year bankruptcy after a judge dealt a blow to its main creditor and adversary, Charles Ergen, ahead of a week-long trial on its latest debt restructuring plan.

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