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Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 1:37 PM

Switzerland\'s biggest bank, UBS, said it will cut 8, 700 jobs by next year in a bid to save money.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 12:49 PM

An attempt by pirates to seize another US cargo ship off the coast of Somalia has failed.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:35 AM

North Korea has ended co-operation with UN nuclear inspectors and ordered them to leave the country.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:34 AM

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for 13 protest leaders and the man the protesters support, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 6:05 PM

US President Barack Obama says he has seen signs that the recession affecting the country is easing, although times remain tough.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 6:04 PM

Somali pirates have hijacked a fourth vessel in 48 hours, seizing a Lebanese-owned cargo ship.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:19 PM

Another vessel has been seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:19 PM

The French government has annulled the election of Franz Gumbs as leader of the local government of French St Martin.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 9:19 AM

North Korea has said it will boycott talks over its nuclear programme in protest at UN criticism of its recent rocket launch.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 5:57 PM

Two men were executed in Beiijing, China earlier today for an attack on police that killed 17 people in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 5:55 PM

The U.S cargo ship Maersk Alabama is now heading to port in Mombasa, Kenya, a day after it was hijacked off Somalia\'s coast.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 5:53 PM

Two men were executed in Beiijing, China earlier today for an attack on police that killed 17 people in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 5:53 PM

The US cargo ship Maersk Alabama is now heading to port in Mombasa, Kenya, a day after it was hijacked off Somalia\'s coast.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 12:55 PM

Britain\'s top counter-terrorism officer has quit after admitting he could have jeopardised an operation to thwart a possible UK al-Qaeda terror plot.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 12:54 PM

At least 29 people have been killed in Colombia as drug traffickers fight for control of an organisation set up by Pablo Escobar of the Medellin cartel.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 12:53 PM

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are intensifying their efforts in the lobby against planned cuts in Europe\'s banana import duties.

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2009 | 8:48 AM

At least seven were killed and 23 wounded when a bomb exploded near a Shiite holy shrine in northern Baghdad, Iraq yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 6:02 PM

Ten men have been arrested across the north west of England as part of a counter-terrorism operation.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 3:50 PM

The captain of US vessel has been held hostage by Somalian hijackers, even though the crew members have retaken control of the vessel.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 1:02 PM

Fresh earthquake aftershocks have rattled central Italy, killing at least one more person and hampering the search for survivors.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 1:02 PM

Police in the north-western Pakistani town of Mansehra say they have arrested a man suspected to be involved in the killing of three female aid workers.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 9:04 AM

Anti-government demonstrators say they will gather in the thousands in the Thailand capital Bangkok today in a bid to force the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva from office.

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2009 | 8:53 AM

Anti-government demonstrators say they will gather in the thousands in the Thailand capital Bangkok today in a bid to force the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva from office.

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2009 | 6:01 PM

The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former US President George W Bush has had his sentence cut from three years to one year on appeal.

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

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