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Published:Friday | October 24, 2008 | 2:02 PM

As of next month, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will be reducing its output by 1.5 million barrels a day.

Published:Friday | October 24, 2008 | 2:02 PM

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain is to campaign in Colorado, as he seeks to take advantage of his rival\'s brief absence from the trail.

Published:Friday | October 24, 2008 | 2:01 PM

The Fire Brigade in London is investigating a suspicious package that has forced the evacuation of London City Airport.

Published:Friday | October 24, 2008 | 11:03 AM

The head of Colombia\'s intelligence services has resigned after admitting her agents spied on left-wing political opponents of President Alvaro Uribe.

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2008 | 2:20 PM

Eight students have been killed after a religious school in north-western Pakistan was hit by a United States missile.

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2008 | 2:20 PM

South Africa\'s parliament is expected to scrap the country\'s independent crime-fighting unit.

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2008 | 9:45 AM

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced two people to 20 years and five years in jail for dumping hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste in Abidjan in 2006.

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2008 | 1:33 PM

A South African judge has granted prosecutors leave to appeal a decision to cancel corruption charges against the governing party leader Jacob Zuma.

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2008 | 1:31 PM

Researchers have predicted that there could be several problems with the elections in the United States on November 4.

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2008 | 9:47 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that more European banks may fail as doubts persist about the viability of their business models.

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2008 | 2:04 PM

Lloyd\'s of London, the world\'s biggest insurance market, has said that hurricanes Gustav and Ike will cost at least US$2.34 billion in damage claims.

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2008 | 2:02 PM

The Thai Supreme Court has sentenced Former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to two years in prison after he was found guilty of corruption.

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2008 | 12:08 PM

Efforts to resolve Zimbabwe’s political crisis remained stalled yesterday after the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) failed to turn up for talks in Swaziland.

Published:Friday | October 17, 2008 | 1:14 PM

A woman in northern India has admitted to chopping off the head of a man who she said tried to rape her.

Published:Friday | October 17, 2008 | 1:13 PM

At least 20 people were killed after clashes broke out across the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Published:Friday | October 17, 2008 | 9:56 AM

One day after Caricom signed the Economic Partnership Agreement, a UK-based charity group has accused the European Union of betraying the Caribbean\'s development goals.

Published:Friday | October 17, 2008 | 9:55 AM

India\'s biggest private airline, Jet Airways, has reinstated more than 800 of its employees whose dismissal on Wednesday sparked public protests.

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2008 | 3:39 PM

The US and media campaigners have condemned the guilty verdicts on two Vietnamese journalists who helped expose a big corruption scandal.

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2008 | 3:38 PM

Wall Street has suffered its biggest drop in 21 years amid fears of a global recession.

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2008 | 2:43 PM

European leaders are calling for major reform of the global banking system.

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2008 | 2:42 PM

A Commission established to probe post-election violence in Kenya is recommending that an international tribunal be set up in that country to try those implicated in last year’s clashes.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 2:52 PM

Canadians are now voting in the country’s third general election in four years and with the global financial crisis looming over the poll.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Three wildfires driven by strong winds have destroyed dozens of houses near Los Angeles and claimed at least two lives.

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2008 | 1:11 PM

Canadians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years today to choose their 40th parliament.

Published:Monday | October 13, 2008 | 2:53 PM

The government in the United Kingdom said it plans to inject up to 37 billion pounds of taxpayer cash into three of the country’s banks.


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