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Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 11:41 AM

China has cancelled military and diplomatic exchanges with the United States in protest at a US$6.5 billion deal to supply Taiwan with arms.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 1:19 PM

Stock markets have continued to plummet in the United States despite the approval of a US$700 billion financial bailout plan by the House of Representatives last week.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 12:57 PM

Germany\'s finance ministry has agreed on a euro$50b plan to save one of the country\'s biggest banks.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 1:45 PM

The New York-based human rights organisation, Breakthrough, has launched a campaign to improve the conditions at immigration detention centres in the United States.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 1:44 PM

A police officer in the eastern Indian state of Orissa has been suspended and four persons arrested in connection with the rape of a Catholic nun.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 9:06 AM

The two US vice-presidential candidates have traded blows on the financial crisis, climate change and foreign policy in their only television debate.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 2:27 PM

US shares have reportedly fallen sharply as investors exercise caution over whether the House of Representatives will back the revised bank rescue plan.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 2:26 PM

Britain’s top policeman Sir Ian Blair has announced his resignation after losing the backing of London mayor Boris Johnson.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 11:28 AM

The Senate has approved a new version of a US$700b rescue plan for the troubled US financial system.

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2008 | 3:14 PM

Spanish police said they have arrested 121 people in what they have described as the country\'s largest operation against internet child pornography.

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2008 | 10:49 AM

US senators will vote this evening on a revamped financial rescue package after the House of Representatives rejected an initial US$700 billion plan.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

Activists from across Africa have joined hundreds of farmers and trade unionists in Ghana in a protest against the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

The authorities in the Mexican border city of Tijuana have found 16 bodies in a day, in what is believed to be part of a series of drug-related murders.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 10:16 AM

Police in the US state of Maryland say they have found the frozen bodies of two children in the freezer of a house in Calvert County.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 3:16 PM

British chocolate-maker Cadbury is recalling its Chinese-made products over fears of possible contamination.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 3:16 PM

The lower house of the US Congress is debating ahead of a vote on a US$700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 11:31 AM

An opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service is indicating that US-led efforts to tackle the al-Qaeda group are not regarded as being successful.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM

US politicians have agreed on a bill for a US$700b deal to rescue America\'s financial system and end the credit crunch.

Published:Friday | September 26, 2008 | 2:14 PM

As the debate over the US$700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation\'s largest banks, Washington Mutual Incorporated (WaMu) has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad debts on the mortgage market.

Published:Friday | September 26, 2008 | 2:13 PM

Several Republican members of the US Congress have reportedly blocked the government’s US$700 billion bailout of the US financial industry.

Published:Friday | September 26, 2008 | 10:28 AM

US political leaders are continuing talks on a US$700b bailout plan to revive the financial sector.

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2008 | 1:54 PM

The European Commission (EC) is imposing a ban on EU imports of Chinese baby food that contain any traces of milk, while other Chinese food will undergo tests.

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2008 | 1:53 PM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has signed a series of energy co-operation deals with China.

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2008 | 1:53 PM

The deputy leader of South Africa\'s ruling party Kgalema Motlanthe has been sworn in as caretaker president, replacing Thabo Mbeki.

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2008 | 9:16 AM

South Africa\'s parliament is set to choose an interim president, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.


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