The UK government is warning tourists not to visit Timbuktu in northern Mali, because of a threat of terrorism.
At least four US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.
Twenty-one politicians and journalists who were abducted in the southern Philippines have been found dead in an attack linked to next year\'s elections.
The US Senate has narrowly voted to hold a full debate on a landmark bill designed to overhaul the country\'s healthcare.
US officials have sentenced a 30-year-old Haitian man for nine years in prison for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower, in Chicago in 2006.
Health officials in the United Kingdom say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus has spread among hospital patients.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a review of the army and Pentagon policies in the wake of a shooting at the Fort Hood military base earlier this month.
The European Commission has signed a $1 billion development pact with Nigeria, aimed at tackling corruption and promoting peace.
Four persons have been arrested in Peru on suspicion of killing dozens of people in order to sell their fat and tissue to be used to produce cosmetic products.
A US law enforcement official is accusing Venezuela of showing little interest in curbing the number of illegal flights transporting cocaine to the United States and Europe.
EU leaders have chosen the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy, as the first permanent European Council President.
A US Judge has ruled that negligence by army engineers led to massive flooding in an area of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, have urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations.
Afghanistan is preparing for President Hamid Karzai to be sworn in for a second term as the country\'s leader.
The Venezuelan government is reporting that the country has sunk into recession for the first time in six years.
One of Iraq\'s two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country\'s new election law.
US President Barack Obama has admitted that the US will miss the January 2010 deadline for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.
A 20-year-old female divorcee accused of committing adultery has been stoned to death in Somalia.
A Senior Lawmaker in Honduras said the Congress will not vote on whether to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya until after elections this month.
Somali pirates have released a Spanish fishing boat and its crew after holding it for six weeks.
British telecoms group Cable and Wireless has announced plans to split into two companies by March 31 next year.
Kenya\'s President, Mwai Kibaki is now facing a huge reduction in his powers, under a newly published draft constitution.
US President, Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao have agreed to work together to tackle some of the world\'s most pressing problems including climate change.
US Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke has said policymakers are mindful of the sliding US dollar.
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is calling for a more co-ordinated approach to the problem of hunger.