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Published:Friday | June 13, 2008 | 2:59 PM

A South African court banned unauthorised trials of vitamin therapies for AIDS, which some say are a health risk.

Published:Friday | June 13, 2008 | 2:57 PM

Flooding from rain-swollen rivers forced the evacuation of thousands of people and has damaged homes and businesses across the US state of Iowa.

Published:Friday | June 13, 2008 | 9:34 AM

The police in Zimbabwe said the secretary general of the main opposition party will be charged with treason and faces a possible death sentence.

Published:Thursday | June 12, 2008 | 4:48 PM

The Secretary General of Zimbabwe\'s main opposition party is to be charged with treason. If convicted he could face the death penalty.

Published:Thursday | June 12, 2008 | 4:44 PM

The US Supreme Court has ruled that foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have the right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts.

Published:Thursday | June 12, 2008 | 9:40 AM

A plane that crashed five days ago in Chile was yesterday found in a forest in the south of the country, with all nine passengers alive.

Published:Wednesday | June 11, 2008 | 5:03 PM

Officials in Sudan\'s capital Khartoum said 14 passengers are still missing after a plane burst into flames after landing yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | June 11, 2008 | 5:00 PM

The US House of Representatives has approved a three-year plan to tackle drug trafficking from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Published:Wednesday | June 11, 2008 | 9:41 AM

Medics said at least 28 people are known to have died when a passenger plane burst into flames after landing at Khartoum airport in Sudan yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | June 10, 2008 | 4:57 PM

Kenya\'s Roads Minister is among senior government officials feared dead after a light plane crashed near the Masai Mara game reserve.

Published:Tuesday | June 10, 2008 | 4:56 PM

The strike by lorry drivers in Spain has continued for a second day as a growing number of petrol stations in the country are running out of fuel following yesterday’s protest.

Published:Tuesday | June 10, 2008 | 12:02 PM

Thousands of Spanish lorry drivers have begun an indefinite strike over the soaring price of diesel, which has risen by 20% this year.

Published:Monday | June 9, 2008 | 4:04 PM

The water level in an earthquake-formed lake in China is reportedly still rising, despite the creation of a drainage channel.

Published:Monday | June 9, 2008 | 4:04 PM

The South Korean government is sending delegates to the US for talks on a controversial beef deal that has triggered weeks of protests.

Published:Monday | June 9, 2008 | 10:45 AM

Rescue teams in Ukraine are battling to save 37 miners believed to be trapped underground after a gas explosion.

Published:Friday | June 6, 2008 | 2:36 PM

The US unemployment rate reportedly rose at its fastest pace in more than two decades last month fuelling fears of a recession in the world\'s largest economy.

Published:Friday | June 6, 2008 | 2:35 PM

China is sending medics to offer reverse sterilisation operations to parents who lost their only children in last month\'s earthquake.

Published:Thursday | June 5, 2008 | 1:43 PM

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team said she would withdraw from the race to become the Democratic candidate for the United States presidency, and back her rival Barack Obama.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 4:41 PM

US Senator Barack Obama has pledged unwavering support for Israel in his first foreign policy speech since declaring himself the Democratic nominee for president.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 4:40 PM

Zimbabwe police detained opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai during a campaign for the country\'s presidential election.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 9:48 AM

The authorities in Belize have confirmed that four people have died and three are missing after the floods brought on by two storms.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 9:47 AM

Senator Barack Obama yesterday became the first African American to be nominated for president of the United States.

Published:Monday | June 2, 2008 | 5:50 PM

A school bus in France has crashed into a train causing serious damage to passengers.

Published:Friday | May 30, 2008 | 4:13 PM

A young boy in Pakistan has been killed by his teacher for not doing his homework.

Published:Friday | May 30, 2008 | 2:36 PM

A young boy in Pakistan has been killed by his teacher for not doing his homework.


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