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Published:Saturday | February 28, 2009 | 9:50 AM

The US economy reportedly shrank by 6.2 percent in the last three months of last year.

Published:Friday | February 27, 2009 | 2:10 PM

US President Barack Obama is due to announce the withdrawal of most US troops in Iraq by August 2010.

Published:Friday | February 27, 2009 | 2:10 PM

Bangladeshi troops searching the site of a mutiny in Dhaka have uncovered a grave thought to hold the bodies of 58 officers killed by mutineers.

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2009 | 6:35 PM

Serbian ex-President Milan Milutinovic has been acquitted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Kosovo by a UN war crimes tribunal.

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2009 | 6:34 PM

Four people have been charged in a wide-ranging investigation in the US into an alleged assisted suicide ring.

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2009 | 1:13 PM

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a huge spending bill altering the shape of US-Cuba policy and easing travel to the Caribbean island by Americans.

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2009 | 9:34 AM

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that should lead to the easing of restrictions on Cuban-Americans wanting to travel to Cuba.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 6:22 PM

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is warning Congress that the recession now affecting the country could last into 2010.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 6:21 PM

An Iraqi interpreter has been killed and at least three US soldiers wounded after coming under fire from police in Iraq.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 2:57 PM

The United Nations is suggesting that the world\'s poorest countries move away from selling their natural resources and concentrate instead on manufacturing.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 2:56 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso is to become the first foreign leader to hold talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 10:26 AM

More Australian residents have been forced to flee their homes as renewed bushfires destroyed at least one house and injured three firefighters.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2009 | 10:26 AM

At least 70 people have fallen ill in China after eating pork products contaminated with an illegal animal feed additive.

Published:Monday | February 23, 2009 | 6:05 PM

Scores of properties said to be farms owned by whites in Zimbabwe have been invaded since the country\'s national unity government took office.

Published:Monday | February 23, 2009 | 6:04 PM

Spain\'s justice minister has announced his resignation after being criticised for going on a hunting trip with a prominent investigative judge.

Published:Monday | February 23, 2009 | 1:33 PM

A British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years has been returned to the United Kingdom.

Published:Monday | February 23, 2009 | 8:20 AM

Amnesty International has called for a freeze on arms sales to Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups following the recent Gaza conflict.

Published:Friday | February 20, 2009 | 8:22 PM

Italy\'s government has passed a law on sexual violence and illegal immigration after a series of rapes blamed on foreigners.

Published:Friday | February 20, 2009 | 8:21 PM

The government of the US Virgin Islands said it has suspended a company owned by Allen Stanford, from a tax incentive programme.

Published:Friday | February 20, 2009 | 1:37 PM

The Inter-American Development Bank has launched a new 600 million credit facility to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean better cope with natural disasters.

Published:Friday | February 20, 2009 | 7:31 AM

Argentina has ordered a British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion.

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2009 | 6:25 PM

The government of Venezuela has announced plans to take control of the Stanford Bank in the country and sell it.

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2009 | 6:25 PM

Texas billionaire Sir Allen Stanford has been found in Virginia and served with civil legal papers from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2009 | 1:46 PM

Activists in the United States have called a protest for the weekend as Washington moves to deport more than 30,000 Haitians.

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2009 | 1:45 PM

French President Nicholas Sarkozy is to meet with lawmakers from Guadeloupe today, in an effort to end the ongoing strike against the high cost of living.

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