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Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 1:04 PM

Discussions have begun over how to replace Edward Ted Kennedy in the US Senate following his death on Tuesday.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 1:04 PM

New claims have emerged that an associate of the Texan financier, Allen Stanford, has pleaded guilty to involvement in a multi-billion dollar fraud.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 9:08 AM

At least 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded following a suicide bombing in Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 5:25 PM

Jailed Texan financier Sir Allen Stanford has been taken to a hospital in Houston in the United States.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 5:24 PM

China is trying to move away from the use of executed prisoners as the major source of organs for transplants.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 4:04 PM

Facebook has agreed to make worldwide changes to its privacy policy as a result of negotiations with Canada\'s privacy commissioner, according to a report on www.bbc.co.uk.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 4:04 PM

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says it will use phone tapping and surveillance to uncover British companies involved in corruption abroad, according to a report on www.bbc.co.uk.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 1:06 PM

The former chief financial officer of billionaire Sir Allen Stanford\'s empire has pleaded guilty to charges relating to his boss\'s alleged US$7,000,000,000 fraud.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 1:05 PM

One of the youngest detainees held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is to sue the United States for compensation.

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2009 | 9:37 AM

The Honduran interim government says it will be going ahead with plans hold presidential elections, even if results are not recognised by other countries.

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2009 | 6:20 PM

The US President Barack Obama today led tributes to Senator Edward Kennedy, who died last night from brain cancer at the age of 77.

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2009 | 12:55 PM

The Supreme Court in Argentina has ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption.

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2009 | 8:55 AM

Massachusetts Senator, Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late last night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2009 | 8:54 AM

A federal report has indicated that employees at four New York juvenile residential centers abused wards that were in their care.

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2009 | 6:03 PM

A new report on cancer has revealed that developing countries account for 5 per cent of the world\'s expenditure on the disease treatment despite having almost half of new cases worldwide.

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Colombia said it plans to file a formal complaint against Venezuela with the Organisation of American States (OAS) over allegations that its president, Hugo Chavez, is meddling in its internal affairs.

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2009 | 2:14 PM

A mass burial is to be held in Tanzania for 12 schoolgirls who died in a fire in their dormitory on Saturday.

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2009 | 9:36 AM

A US presidential advisory panel has released a new report stating that the H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 deaths, in America mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 6:02 PM

The Los Angeles county coroners office in the US has declined to comment on a report from the Associated Press which quotes an unnamed police source as saying the coroner has ruled Michael Jackson\'s death a homicide.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 5:59 PM

Islamic officials in Malaysia have delayed the beating of a Malaysian woman for drinking beer, until after Ramadan.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 12:42 PM

The Supreme Court in Honduras has rejected a Costa Rica-brokered deal that would have restored ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 12:42 PM

Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, has defended his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber at a special meeting of the Scottish Parliament.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 10:11 AM

A leading black community figure has warned that the police DNA database is one of the biggest crises facing race relations in the United Kingdom, according to a report by Maxine Myers on www.voice-online.co.uk.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 10:09 AM

Nurses in Ontario experience racism on the job from patients, doctors, nurse managers, and most often from other nurses, research by a York University professor has found, according to a report on www.gleanerextra.com.

Published:Monday | August 24, 2009 | 9:47 AM

Traffic along Highway 101 in California, in the United States, was halted yesterday after a single engine airplane landed on the roadway.

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