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Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korean children are already singing the praises of the young man in line to become the reclusive nation's next leader, analysts say, but the rest of the world doesn't even know the age...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2010 | 5:19 PM

The pastor of a small Florida church in the US who had wanted to burn copies of the Koran has called off his protest

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2010 | 5:17 PM

US Marines have boarded and seized a vessel hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2010 | 11:32 AM

Blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng returned home Thursday after a four-year prison stint to find that very little had changed — he was cut off from communication, monitored by security agents, his family still harassed and intimidated.

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2010 | 11:22 AM

The third Mexican mayor in a month was slain by suspected drug gang hitmen on the same day the U.S. secretary of state raised hackles in Mexico by saying the country is "looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago."

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2010 | 10:12 AM

The police in Nigeria are now searching for 680 inmates who escaped from a prison in the northern region of the country after gunmen attacked the facility.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 2:45 PM

British Petroleum (BP) has cited what it calls a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties, for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 1:32 PM

President Barack Obama strongly defended his opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans on Wednesday

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:11 PM

The top two national security advisers in President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Wednesday denounced plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, saying it would inflame tensions.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 11:21 AM

The European Union's anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship carrying ballast in the Gulf of Aden.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 10:59 AM

Men armed with assault rifles burst into a shoe factory and opened fire Tuesday, killing at least 15 workers and wounding eight, Honduran authorities said.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 9:12 AM

Thousands of workers across France staged a one-day strike yesterday to protest against the government plans to raise the retirement age.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP)The United Nations (UN) reported more than 500 rapes in eastern Congo in the past month - more than double the number previously reported.UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Atul Khare told the UN Security Council Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The White House said yesterday that a Florida church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger United States (US) troops abroad, while the State Department denounced the idea as "un-American" and said it would put...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2010 | 12:45 PM

The top US commander in Afghanistan has warned that the lives of troops will be in danger if an American church sticks to its plan to burn copies of the Koran.

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2010 | 12:42 PM

North Korea has responded to an offer from South Korea for emergency food and medical aid, saying it would prefer to receive rice and building materials.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 4:46 PM

US President Barack Obama has called for a new comprehensive infrastructure plan in a bid to find ways to jump-start the spluttering economy.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 3:31 PM

Four school children are among 19 people killed in a suicide car bombing in north-west Pakistan.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 1:18 PM

The UK's Immigration Minister, Damian Green, is raising concern about the number of foreign students being allowed into Britain.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 12:29 PM

Police in Ecuador say 15 people were killed and at least seven injured when a drunken man drove an SUV into a crowded bus stop in the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 9:57 AM

Officials in Bangladesh are working to control an anthrax outbreak that has infected nearly 300 people since it was first detected two weeks ago.

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Suicide bombers struck a Baghdad military headquarters yesterday and killed 12 people, two weeks after an attack on the same site pointed to the failure of Iraqi forces to plug even the most obvious holes in their security.United States troops at the...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NAHUALA (AP):Torrential rains from a tropical depression caused landslides that have killed at least 38 people in Guatemala, some of them rescuers who had come to save people already trapped by a wall...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 1:03 PM

A state of emergency has been declared in Guatemala, where days of heavy rain have caused widespread flooding and landslides.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 6:01 PM

Six Portuguese men have been jailed after they were found guilty of sexual abuse at a state-run children's home.


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