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Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 2:50 PM

US employers cut 216,000 jobs in August, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.7%, a 26-year high, official figures show, according to a report on www.bbc.co.uk.

Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 12:08 PM

The United States has eased restrictions on travel to Cuba by Cuban Americans and the amount of money they can send to relatives.

Published:Friday | September 4, 2009 | 8:48 AM

North Korea has reportedly entered the final phase of uranium enrichment.

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2009 | 6:16 PM

The US has halted all non-humanitarian aid to Honduras in the wake of the coup there in June.

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2009 | 5:12 PM

Gunmen shot and killed 17 patients and wounded two others in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico late yesterday, according to a report on www.edition.cnn.com.

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2009 | 1:18 PM

The overseas minister of France has lifted a six-month freeze on gasoline prices across the French Caribbean.

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2009 | 10:11 AM

Rescue workers in Indonesia are now searching for survivors after an earthquake in the Indonesian town of Cianjur triggered a landslide, trapping residents inside their homes.

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2009 | 7:15 PM

US drugmaker Pfizer has agreed to pay US$2.3 billion in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the United States Department of Justice.

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2009 | 12:09 PM

The lawyer representing ex-billionaire Sir Allen Stanford said his client is back in a Houston jail after medical tests detected a non-life-threatening aneurysm in his leg.

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2009 | 8:57 AM

Thousands of residents in Mexico\'s Baja California peninsula have ignored pleas to evacuate as Hurricane Jimena bears down on the region.

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2009 | 6:19 PM

The Commonwealth has fully suspended Fiji after it refused to bow to demands to call elections by next year.

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2009 | 6:18 PM

Emergency crews in California say they’re optimistic they can control an intense wildfire that has been burning since last week north of Los Angeles.

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2009 | 12:57 PM

The lawyer representing ex-billionaire Sir Allen Stanford says the Texan financier is still hospitalized and will undergo tests to determine if there is blockage of veins or arteries in his heart.

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2009 | 9:11 AM

Hurricane Jimena has grown into a maximum category-five storm that is threatening 20,000 families on Mexico\'s Baja peninsula.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Two Zambian journalists have been charged with contempt of court after publishing an article in support of their news editor who is on trial.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 1:12 PM

The intense wildfires in California have claimed the lives of two firefighters.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 1:11 PM

United Nations member states are gathering in Geneva for a five-day conference on climate change.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 1:10 PM

Canada has announced the signing of a new tax information-sharing agreement with the Netherlands, which covers the Dutch Antilles.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 1:09 PM

New York\'s Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo says his office is filing lawsuits against three companies for selling services to Caribbean and other immigrants that they were not authorised to provide, according to a report on www.gleanerextra.com.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 12:52 PM

A high court judge could face the sack after the Lord Chief Justice ordered an investigation into his attack on Britain\'s immigration system, according to a report on www.voice-online.co.uk.

Published:Monday | August 31, 2009 | 9:29 AM

Japanese Prime Minister, Taro Arso, has announced his resignation as head of the party that has governed Japan for decades.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 6:05 PM

Technology company Apple said a number of iPhones that reportedly exploded in France were not due to the battery overheating as had been suggested.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 1:04 PM

Discussions have begun over how to replace Edward Ted Kennedy in the US Senate following his death on Tuesday.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 1:04 PM

New claims have emerged that an associate of the Texan financier, Allen Stanford, has pleaded guilty to involvement in a multi-billion dollar fraud.

Published:Friday | August 28, 2009 | 9:08 AM

At least 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded following a suicide bombing in Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan.

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