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Published:Thursday | April 30, 2009 | 9:15 AM

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.

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2009 | 9:14 AM

Egypt has started a mass slaughtering of pigs in an effort to prevent swine flu from spreading.

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2009 | 6:38 PM

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has raised the level of its swine flu alert a notch higher, signaling that a pandemic is imminent.

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2009 | 12:51 PM

A Russian warship has seized a pirate vessel with 29 people on board off the Somali coast.

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2009 | 12:28 PM

Officials in the United States have confirmed the death of a 23 month old child in Texas from the new strain of swine flu.

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2009 | 8:56 AM

US Republican Senator Arlen Specter is to switch sides and become a Democrat.

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2009 | 6:02 PM

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.

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2009 | 6:02 PM

Israel has confirmed its second case of swine flu.

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2009 | 1:08 PM

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.

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2009 | 8:32 AM

A Yemeni oil tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Aden was freed yesterday and the 11 Somali pirates arrested.

Published:Monday | April 27, 2009 | 6:09 PM

Brazil says it has no plans to withdraw its troops from Haiti, despite military cutbacks.

Published:Monday | April 27, 2009 | 1:07 PM

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.

Published:Monday | April 27, 2009 | 1:07 PM

The United States said it will soon decide what to do with a group of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 5:55 PM

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.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 5:54 PM

A suspected outbreak of swine flu in Mexico has left 60 people dead and hundreds infected since the middle of March.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM

At least 60 people are now dead and another 125 injured following a double suicide bombing at a shrine in Baghdad.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 12:58 PM

Eleven Somali men accused of piracy are to stand trial in a Kenyan court.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 9:11 AM

Iraqi government officials have described yesterday as the bloodiest day in the nation’s history with as much as 90 deaths in one day.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 1:13 PM

At least 22 people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Baghdad.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 1:12 PM

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.

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2009 | 6:10 PM

The acting chief financial officer of struggling US mortgage giant Freddie Mac has reportedly committed suicide.

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2009 | 1:27 PM

South Africans are voting today in what is likely to be the most competitive general election since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2009 | 8:43 AM

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.

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2009 | 6:03 PM

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised a parliamentary vote as early as next week to overhaul the system of expenses for members of parliament.

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2009 | 6:01 PM

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.

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