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Published:Monday | November 23, 2009 | 6:29 PM

The UK government is warning tourists not to visit Timbuktu in northern Mali, because of a threat of terrorism.

Published:Monday | November 23, 2009 | 12:49 PM

At least four US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

Published:Monday | November 23, 2009 | 12:48 PM

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.

Published:Monday | November 23, 2009 | 8:57 AM

The US Senate has narrowly voted to hold a full debate on a landmark bill designed to overhaul the country\'s healthcare.

Published:Friday | November 20, 2009 | 5:49 PM

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.

Published:Friday | November 20, 2009 | 5:48 PM

Health officials in the United Kingdom say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus has spread among hospital patients.

Published:Friday | November 20, 2009 | 1:49 PM

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.

Published:Friday | November 20, 2009 | 1:48 PM

The European Commission has signed a $1 billion development pact with Nigeria, aimed at tackling corruption and promoting peace.

Published:Friday | November 20, 2009 | 9:34 AM

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.

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2009 | 6:10 PM

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.

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2009 | 6:08 PM

EU leaders have chosen the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy, as the first permanent European Council President.

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2009 | 2:04 PM

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.

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2009 | 2:04 PM

US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, have urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations.

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2009 | 9:19 AM

Afghanistan is preparing for President Hamid Karzai to be sworn in for a second term as the country\'s leader.

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2009 | 6:02 PM

The Venezuelan government is reporting that the country has sunk into recession for the first time in six years.

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2009 | 6:00 PM

One of Iraq\'s two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country\'s new election law.

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2009 | 1:34 PM

US President Barack Obama has admitted that the US will miss the January 2010 deadline for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2009 | 1:33 PM

A 20-year-old female divorcee accused of committing adultery has been stoned to death in Somalia.

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2009 | 10:14 AM

A Senior Lawmaker in Honduras said the Congress will not vote on whether to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya until after elections this month.

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2009 | 6:33 PM

Somali pirates have released a Spanish fishing boat and its crew after holding it for six weeks.

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2009 | 6:31 PM

British telecoms group Cable and Wireless has announced plans to split into two companies by March 31 next year.

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2009 | 1:09 PM

Kenya\'s President, Mwai Kibaki is now facing a huge reduction in his powers, under a newly published draft constitution.

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2009 | 1:09 PM

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.

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2009 | 9:28 AM

US Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke has said policymakers are mindful of the sliding US dollar.

Published:Monday | November 16, 2009 | 6:01 PM

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is calling for a more co-ordinated approach to the problem of hunger.

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