The US economy reportedly shrank by 6.2 percent in the last three months of last year.
US President Barack Obama is due to announce the withdrawal of most US troops in Iraq by August 2010.
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.
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.
Four people have been charged in a wide-ranging investigation in the US into an alleged assisted suicide ring.
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.
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.
US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is warning Congress that the recession now affecting the country could last into 2010.
An Iraqi interpreter has been killed and at least three US soldiers wounded after coming under fire from police in Iraq.
The United Nations is suggesting that the world\'s poorest countries move away from selling their natural resources and concentrate instead on manufacturing.
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso is to become the first foreign leader to hold talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
More Australian residents have been forced to flee their homes as renewed bushfires destroyed at least one house and injured three firefighters.
At least 70 people have fallen ill in China after eating pork products contaminated with an illegal animal feed additive.
Scores of properties said to be farms owned by whites in Zimbabwe have been invaded since the country\'s national unity government took office.
Spain\'s justice minister has announced his resignation after being criticised for going on a hunting trip with a prominent investigative judge.
A British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years has been returned to the United Kingdom.
Amnesty International has called for a freeze on arms sales to Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups following the recent Gaza conflict.
Italy\'s government has passed a law on sexual violence and illegal immigration after a series of rapes blamed on foreigners.
The government of the US Virgin Islands said it has suspended a company owned by Allen Stanford, from a tax incentive programme.
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.
Argentina has ordered a British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion.
The government of Venezuela has announced plans to take control of the Stanford Bank in the country and sell it.
Texas billionaire Sir Allen Stanford has been found in Virginia and served with civil legal papers from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Activists in the United States have called a protest for the weekend as Washington moves to deport more than 30,000 Haitians.
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.