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Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Afghanistan (AP):A helicopter carrying international troops crashed in a rugged section of southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing nine service members in the deadliest such incident in four years for coalition...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Greece (AP):A Greek parliamentary committee probing a real-estate scandal has summoned former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to testify as a witness.No date was set yesterday for the appearance...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Senate Republicans yesterday blocked legislation that would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the United States military.The partisan vote was a defeat...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2010 | 12:53 PM

The US Senate is to vote this week on the repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy that prevents openly gay people from serving in the military.

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2010 | 9:24 AM

President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay has fired the heads of the army, the navy and the air force, as well as five other senior officers.

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 11:59 AM

British forces in Afghanistan have handed over responsibility for security in Sangin to US forces, marking the end of their four-year mission in the area.

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 8:31 AM

A woman armed with an automatic weapon yesterday shot and killed a man at a hospital in Germany, before she was killed by a policeman.

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP):Dutch police yesterday arrested a British man of Somali ancestry at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport for possible links to a terrorist group, a spokesman for the Dutch prosecutors...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP): Chile's president said yesterday that his government has done everything within its power to rescue 33 miners trapped underground for 47 days and counting, but would not venture...

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 2:32 PM

The ruptured well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has finally been sealed.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):A Sri Lankan military court Friday convicted the former army chief, who ran for president on the opposition ticket, of fraud.

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):British police arrested five London street cleaners over an alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, the second day of a papal trip to Britain that has brought both a warm welcome from Catholics and renewed anger over the clerical sex...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP):After five months, the oil well that had spewed millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all.A relief well drilled nearly 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) beneath the floor of the Gulf of Mexico...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 4:25 PM

Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic are investigating claims that an evangelical pastor in the Caribbean nation sexually abused 30 children.

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 2:58 PM

British Petroleum’s (BP) relief well has now reached the damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and is ready to permanently seal it.

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 8:44 AM

France and Germany are embroiled in a diplomatic row after German Chancellor Angela Merkel contradicted a claim by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on the controversial issue of removing gypsy housing camps.

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sudan (AP):Sudanese police say a head-on vehicle collision killed 37 people south of the capital.General Saad Eddin Idris says a commuter truck and a bus crashed head on when the speeding bus was trying to overtake another vehicle ...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Turkey (AP):A roadside bomb attack killed nine people travelling on a minibus yesterday, authorities said, in the latest violence to shake Turkey's turbulent southeast, where Kurdish guerrillas have been fighting for autonomy for decades....

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Armed assailants, operating under cover of night, kidnapped five French nationals and two Africans working in Niger for the French nuclear reactor builder Areva, French authorities said yesterday...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the Jerusalem city government to provide more than $120,000 in funding for a prominent gay community centre.Yesterday's ruling was the latest sign that a hostile climate...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BAGHDAD (AP):The Iraqi Cabinet unanimously approved a $400 million settlement for Americans who say they were abused by Saddam Hussein's regime, the government spokesman said yesterday.

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 5:37 PM

Police in Maryland US say a doctor was shot and injured at the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 5:36 PM

The coalition government in the UK has announced that car parking charges for hospitals in England are to remain in place.

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:52 PM

British Petroleum’s (BP) ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be permanently sealed by Sunday.

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2010 | 12:09 PM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it’s making a $451 million emergency loan available to Pakistan immediately.

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