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Published:Wednesday | May 7, 2008 | 2:58 PM

The United Kingdom Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, said cannabis is to be reclassified as a class B drug.

Published:Wednesday | May 7, 2008 | 2:03 PM

Senator Hillary Clinton has claimed victory over Barack Obama in Indiana\'s presidential primary, based on a narrow lead with most votes counted up to late last night.

Published:Tuesday | May 6, 2008 | 2:53 PM

A prominent police chief in the United Kingdom has retired following allegations of corruption.

Published:Tuesday | May 6, 2008 | 2:20 PM

The price of a barrel of oil rose above US$120.00 for the first time yesterday.

Published:Monday | May 5, 2008 | 5:45 PM

There has reportedly been a dramatic increase in the number of employers being prosecuted for hiring illegal immigrants in the United Kingdom.

Published:Monday | May 5, 2008 | 5:44 PM

Nearly 4,000 persons are now dead after a cyclone hit the southeast country of Burma over the weekend.

Published:Monday | May 5, 2008 | 12:35 PM

The Burmese state media said a referendum on a new constitution would go ahead on May 10 despite Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which killed 350 people.

Published:Friday | May 2, 2008 | 4:24 PM

Police investigators in Israel have reportedly been questioning the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert.

Published:Friday | May 2, 2008 | 4:24 PM

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said it has been a disappointing election for the Labour party, in the wake of its loss in the recent council votes.

Published:Friday | May 2, 2008 | 12:23 PM

The President of the United States George W Bush has offered $770 million in international food aid to help ease the effects of rising food prices.

Published:Friday | May 2, 2008 | 12:22 PM

Zimbabwe\'s electoral commission has told an all-party meeting that Morgan Tsvangirai won almost 48 percent in March\'s presidential election.

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 3:42 PM

At least 30 people have been killed in a double suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi province of Diyala.

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 3:40 PM

Police in Kashmir, India said at least a dozen labourers are feared dead following a huge landslide.

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 8:32 AM

The leaders of Pakistan\'s ruling coalition have begun urgent talks on meeting their pledge to restore judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf.

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 8:32 AM

Colombian police said they have killed one of the country\'s most notorious criminals and drug lords.

Published:Wednesday | April 30, 2008 | 12:38 PM

Hundreds of people have held an emotional candlelit vigil in the Austrian town where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years.

Published:Wednesday | April 30, 2008 | 11:40 AM

Hundreds of people have held an emotional candlelit vigil in the Austrian town where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years.

Published:Tuesday | April 29, 2008 | 3:22 PM

At least 200 persons have been reported injured after three tornadoes ripped through the US state of Virginia yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | April 29, 2008 | 3:21 PM

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is reportedly setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis.

Published:Tuesday | April 29, 2008 | 12:27 PM

Zimbabwe\'s rival opposition factions said they have reunited, declaring they have a majority in parliament.

Published:Monday | April 28, 2008 | 3:15 PM

At least 70 people have been killed and 400 injured, many of them seriously, after two trains collided at dawn in eastern China.

Published:Monday | April 28, 2008 | 3:14 PM

Kenya\'s government has reportedly agreed to most of the demands of prison warders who took strike action on Friday.

Published:Monday | April 28, 2008 | 12:02 PM

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is calling for immediate action to help resolve the global food crisis.

Published:Friday | April 25, 2008 | 1:39 PM

The police in Zimbabwe have raided the headquarters of the country’s main opposition party in Harare and have reportedly arrested scores of activists.

Published:Friday | April 25, 2008 | 1:38 PM

The United States Senate has passed legislation banning discrimination on the basis of a persons genetic details.

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