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Published:Thursday | October 9, 2008 | 2:42 PM

Iceland has suspended trading on its stock exchange as the country continues to struggle to cope with the global financial crisis.

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2008 | 9:58 AM

The trial of nine people in Ivory Coast accused of involvement in the dumping of 500 tons of chemical waste around the port of Abidjan has been suspended.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 4:37 PM

At least 30 women in South Sudan have reportedly been arrested for wearing tight pants.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 4:36 PM

The Bank of England and five other banks have cut interests rates in an attempt to stabilise their markets.

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2008 | 11:48 AM

The US presidential hopefuls have set out their economic policies in a debate dominated by the financial crisis and differences over foreign policy.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 1:54 PM

The European Development Commissioner (EDC) has committed to increasing aid for the poor in light of the global financial crisis, rising fuel prices and climate change.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 1:53 PM

Authorities in Kenya have detained the American author of a highly critical book about US presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2008 | 11:41 AM

China has cancelled military and diplomatic exchanges with the United States in protest at a US$6.5 billion deal to supply Taiwan with arms.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 1:19 PM

Stock markets have continued to plummet in the United States despite the approval of a US$700 billion financial bailout plan by the House of Representatives last week.

Published:Monday | October 6, 2008 | 12:57 PM

Germany\'s finance ministry has agreed on a euro$50b plan to save one of the country\'s biggest banks.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 1:45 PM

The New York-based human rights organisation, Breakthrough, has launched a campaign to improve the conditions at immigration detention centres in the United States.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 1:44 PM

A police officer in the eastern Indian state of Orissa has been suspended and four persons arrested in connection with the rape of a Catholic nun.

Published:Friday | October 3, 2008 | 9:06 AM

The two US vice-presidential candidates have traded blows on the financial crisis, climate change and foreign policy in their only television debate.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 2:27 PM

US shares have reportedly fallen sharply as investors exercise caution over whether the House of Representatives will back the revised bank rescue plan.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 2:26 PM

Britain’s top policeman Sir Ian Blair has announced his resignation after losing the backing of London mayor Boris Johnson.

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2008 | 11:28 AM

The Senate has approved a new version of a US$700b rescue plan for the troubled US financial system.

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2008 | 3:14 PM

Spanish police said they have arrested 121 people in what they have described as the country\'s largest operation against internet child pornography.

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2008 | 10:49 AM

US senators will vote this evening on a revamped financial rescue package after the House of Representatives rejected an initial US$700 billion plan.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

Activists from across Africa have joined hundreds of farmers and trade unionists in Ghana in a protest against the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 1:11 PM

The authorities in the Mexican border city of Tijuana have found 16 bodies in a day, in what is believed to be part of a series of drug-related murders.

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2008 | 10:16 AM

Police in the US state of Maryland say they have found the frozen bodies of two children in the freezer of a house in Calvert County.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 3:16 PM

British chocolate-maker Cadbury is recalling its Chinese-made products over fears of possible contamination.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 3:16 PM

The lower house of the US Congress is debating ahead of a vote on a US$700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 11:31 AM

An opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service is indicating that US-led efforts to tackle the al-Qaeda group are not regarded as being successful.

Published:Monday | September 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM

US politicians have agreed on a bill for a US$700b deal to rescue America\'s financial system and end the credit crunch.


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