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Published:Thursday | November 27, 2008 | 8:21 AM

Indian security forces have been exchanging fire with gunmen holding dozens of hostages in two luxury hotels in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2008 | 5:51 PM

Gunmen have rampaged through a series of targets in the Indian city of Mumbai killing indiscriminately and taking hostages at two luxury hotels.

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2008 | 1:41 PM

The European Commission has announced a 200 billion euro plan aimed at preventing massive job losses in the region.

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2008 | 1:40 PM

The Zimbabwe government has rejected calls for it to declare a state of emergency over a cholera epidemic in the country.

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2008 | 12:26 PM

The US Federal Reserve is to pump US$800 billion into the markets in another bid to deal with the financial crisis.

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2008 | 12:25 PM

Rescue efforts are being stepped up in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, where floods have left 65 people dead and about 43,000 homeless.

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2008 | 10:41 AM

A Muslim charity and five of its former leaders have been convicted of funding the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is designated a terrorist group in the US.

Published:Monday | November 24, 2008 | 12:52 PM

Candidates supporting Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez have won 17 of 22 state governorships in yesterday’s regional and state elections.

Published:Monday | November 24, 2008 | 12:51 PM

A group of tanker owners has proposed a naval blockade off the coast of Somalia as a way of stopping pirate attacks.

Published:Monday | November 24, 2008 | 11:00 AM

At least 20 people are reported dead and thousands have been forced from their homes following floods in Brazil\'s Santa Catarina state.

Published:Friday | November 21, 2008 | 12:56 PM

The United States Secretary for Homeland Security says the department is in negotiation with several Caribbean countries on immigration pre-clearance for US-bound flights.

Published:Friday | November 21, 2008 | 12:54 PM

A judge has sentenced a 19-year-old white South African to four life terms in prison for killing four black people in a shooting spree in January.

Published:Friday | November 21, 2008 | 12:53 PM

The governing and opposition parties in Venezuela are reportedly wrapping up their election campaigns ahead of Sunday\'s regional polls.

Published:Friday | November 21, 2008 | 9:48 AM

The authorities in Brazil are investigating more than 1,200 women suspected of having had abortions in a clinic in the state of Mato Grosso Do Sul.

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2008 | 12:02 PM

The Republic of Yemen is now facing an economic and political crisis as the country\'s oil resources near exhaustion.

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2008 | 12:02 PM

The government in the United Kingdom says it will be implementing several measures to clamp down on drivers in breach of road rules.

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2008 | 8:17 AM

Reports are that an explosion in Bangkok has killed at least one anti-government protester and wounded more than 20.

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2008 | 8:16 AM

Reports are that an explosion in Bangkok has killed at least one anti-government protester and wounded more than 20.

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2008 | 1:08 PM

United States President-elect Barack Obama is reportedly poised to name a lawyer with Caribbean roots as the nation\'s first African-American attorney general.

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2008 | 1:07 PM

Community groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reportedly appealing for European troops to be sent to stop the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2008 | 8:47 AM

Mexico\'s main liaison officer with Interpol has been arrested as part of an inquiry into suspected links between officials and drug traffickers.

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2008 | 8:29 AM

Persons applying for a non-immigrant visa at the US embassy in Kingston will as of today be able to apply for the service through the call centre or through a new website.

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2008 | 2:56 PM

The United Nations is warning of dangerous consequences for the world\'s climate unless industrialised nations work much harder to control greenhouse gas emissions.

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2008 | 2:55 PM

Companies in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Hubei, have been told they must seek permission if they want to lay off more than 40 people.

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2008 | 2:55 PM

Rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of Congo said they are withdrawing from two fronts in order for humanitarian agencies to deliver aid.

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