A U.S-based foreign exchange entity of which Olint boss, David Smith was a principal has been fined for failing to put in place a proper anti-money laundering programme.
Egypt has started a mass slaughtering of pigs in an effort to prevent swine flu from spreading.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, has raised the level of its swine flu alert a notch higher, signaling that a pandemic is imminent.
A Russian warship has seized a pirate vessel with 29 people on board off the Somali coast.
Officials in the United States have confirmed the death of a 23 month old child in Texas from the new strain of swine flu.
US Republican Senator Arlen Specter is to switch sides and become a Democrat.
Mexico City has banned restaurants and cafes from serving all food except takeaways in a bid to help prevent the spread of the deadly swine flu virus.
Israel has confirmed its second case of swine flu.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said it will be sending a team to investigate allegations that industrial pig farms in Mexico were the source of the swine flu outbreak.
A Yemeni oil tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Aden was freed yesterday and the 11 Somali pirates arrested.
Brazil says it has no plans to withdraw its troops from Haiti, despite military cutbacks.
Ecuador\'s President Rafael Correa has claimed victory in the country\'s election after two exit polls indicated he had more than 50 per cent of the vote.
The United States said it will soon decide what to do with a group of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
A Bill calling for Caribbean nationals to have their own origins category on the US Census form has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
A suspected outbreak of swine flu in Mexico has left 60 people dead and hundreds infected since the middle of March.
At least 60 people are now dead and another 125 injured following a double suicide bombing at a shrine in Baghdad.
Eleven Somali men accused of piracy are to stand trial in a Kenyan court.
Iraqi government officials have described yesterday as the bloodiest day in the nation’s history with as much as 90 deaths in one day.
At least 22 people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Baghdad.
Diego Murillo, a leader of a Colombian right-wing paramilitary group, has been jailed for 31 years by a New York court for drug trafficking.
The acting chief financial officer of struggling US mortgage giant Freddie Mac has reportedly committed suicide.
South Africans are voting today in what is likely to be the most competitive general election since the end of apartheid in 1994.
They CNN is reporting that nine of the 11 Pakistanis who were being held in an alleged terror plot in northern England have been released.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised a parliamentary vote as early as next week to overhaul the system of expenses for members of parliament.
White House officials said the US is to invite Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders for separate talks in a new push for Mid-East peace.