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Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 5:51 PM

The US government has authorised operations to capture or kill the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, currently based in Yemen.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 5:51 PM

A noted US forecasting team has predicted an increased hurricane threat this year.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 1:05 PM

United States transport regulators are seeking to fine Toyota $16.4 million for failing to take adequate steps to report the problems with the break padals in cars it produces.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 8:33 AM

Authorities have lifted the tsunami alert for Indonesia following yesterday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Sumatra.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 5:46 PM

The United States has criticized a string of planned defence contracts, which could see Venezuela buying billions of dollars worth of additional weapons from Russia.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 5:46 PM

The Venezuelan government has announced that it will reopen negotiations with the Dominican Republic to acquire 49 per cent of a Dominican oil refinery.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:57 PM

The US government wants the head of Nigeria\'s election commission to be replaced ahead of new polls due in 2011.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 12:55 PM

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on May 6.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:32 AM

Twenty-five miners are reported dead and four are missing after an accident at a West Virginia coal mine in the United States.

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2010 | 9:32 AM

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on May 6.

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 8:06 PM

A four-year-old girl whose disappearance last month generated much publicity in Mexico City has been found dead in her own bedroom.

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 8:04 PM

Canadian charter airline Skyservice says it’s halting all flights after being placed into receivership by an Ontario court.

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:50 PM

China has agreed to negotiate possible sanctions against Iran over its failure to comply with international regulations involving its nuclear energy program.

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2010 | 12:49 PM

International donors yesterday pledged a lot more money than was predicted to help Haiti at the UN conference in New York.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 6:10 PM

US President Barack Obama has announced proposals to expand offshore oil and gas exploration in a bid to reduce foreign energy dependency.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 6:08 PM

Defense attorneys want a federal judge in Idaho to throw out a $24 billion predatory lending lawsuit filed against Credit Suisse Group.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:28 PM

Disgraced financier, Allen Stanford, has made a request for a new team of attorneys, his fourth in less than a year.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:27 PM

At least 12 people, including a top local police official, have been killed by two suicide bombings in Russia\'s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 9:09 AM

Pakistan\'s Supreme Court has threatened to jail the head of the country\'s anti-corruption agency unless he reopens hundreds of corruption cases.

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 8:08 PM

A United Nations report into the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been delayed at Pakistan\'s request.

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 1:08 PM

A Hindu holy man in India has quit as head of a religious organisation after police launched a probe into allegations of sexual obscenity against him.

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 1:07 PM

Fifty-seven women and children were killed in the incident in al-Jahra in August, making it one of the worst civilian disasters in Kuwait’s modern history.

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 9:07 AM

Today has been declared a day of mourning following yesterday’s double suicide bombing in Russia.

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 8:44 AM

Today has been declared a day of mourning following yesterday’s double suicide bombing in Russia.

Published:Monday | March 29, 2010 | 6:02 PM

The US government said it plans to sell its 27 per cent stake in Citigroup, in what will be one of the largest share sales in history.

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