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Published:Thursday | September 18, 2008 | 8:54 AM

At least five persons were killed in a suspected missile attack by a US drone on a village in northwest Pakistan.

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2008 | 1:50 PM

Members of the United States Congress have called for increased foreign aid to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2008 | 8:57 AM

The US Federal Reserve has announced a $US$85b rescue package for AIG, the country\'s biggest insurance company, to save it from bankruptcy.

Published:Tuesday | September 16, 2008 | 3:05 PM

Police in north-east England said they have made a big dent in gang activities in that section of the country following the arrest of a Jamaican drug dealing gang.

Published:Monday | September 15, 2008 | 4:12 PM

The Cuban authorities have rejected all offers of aid from the United States after the impoverished country was ravaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike within a two-week period.

Published:Monday | September 15, 2008 | 4:12 PM

The fourth-largest investment bank in the US, Lehman Brothers has filed for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis.

Published:Monday | September 15, 2008 | 10:35 AM

A week-long curfew has been imposed in Houston to prevent looting in the wake of Hurricane Ike which hit the US city and many other parts of Texas.

Published:Friday | September 12, 2008 | 1:32 PM

Saudi Arabian police said they have arrested five men on charges of using the Internet to recruit for al-Qaida aides.

Published:Friday | September 12, 2008 | 1:31 PM

Almost 100 British travellers are reportedly stranded in several countries following the collapse of the UK\'s third largest holiday package group XL.

Published:Friday | September 12, 2008 | 9:43 AM

Zimbabwe\'s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe have reached a deal to share power.

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2008 | 1:55 PM

Venezuela\'s president Hugo Chavez says two Russian bombers have arrived in Caracas to carry out training flights.

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2008 | 1:54 PM

Kenyan police have stepped up security in the village of US presidential candidate Barack Obama\'s grandmother, after a break-in at her home last night.

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2008 | 10:12 AM

The US ambassador to Bolivia has been ordered to leave the country by President Evo Morales.

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2008 | 9:52 AM

The US ambassador to Bolivia has been ordered to leave the country by President Evo Morales.

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2008 | 4:54 PM

The cities of Corpus Christi and Galveston in the US state of Texas are now on alert as Hurricane Ike might hit the Texas coast this weekend.

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2008 | 10:03 AM

Business leaders in Bermuda have called for the government to scrap the limits on how long migrant workers can stay in the country.

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2008 | 10:03 AM

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has been ordered to resign after being found guilty of violating the constitution by participating in a TV cookery show.

Published:Tuesday | September 9, 2008 | 1:18 PM

Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has been sworn in as the president of the country.

Published:Tuesday | September 9, 2008 | 9:43 AM

US President George W Bush is set to announce plans to withdraw about 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and to send additional forces to Afghanistan

Published:Monday | September 8, 2008 | 12:16 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called an early election for October 14 in a bid to strengthen his minority Conservative government.

Published:Friday | September 5, 2008 | 9:56 AM

John McCain last night accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for him to run for president of the United States.

Published:Thursday | September 4, 2008 | 10:36 AM

Thailand\'s Prime Minister, Samak Sundaravej, who is facing mounting pressure has said he will not resign.

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2008 | 2:02 PM

United States President George W Bush praised John McCain\'s service and leadership in a speech to the Republican convention.

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2008 | 2:02 PM

Children starting secondary schools in England this week will be the first to be legally required to remain in the education system until they are 17.

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2008 | 11:23 AM

Venezuela and South Africa have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between their oil and gas industries.


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