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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The United States says there are currently no indicators that lead the US Coast Guard to believe Haitian migrants are taking to the sea in increased numbers.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Armed men have reportedly stormed two hotels in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, abducting four guests and as many as three hotel employees.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

US President Barack Obama is today expected to push the case for more government regulation of big banks in a speech to financial leaders in New York.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The US Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 oil workers who went missing after an explosion and fire on an off-shore drilling platform.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

After almost a week of paralysis caused by ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, European skies are slowly re-opening to flights.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

An American businessman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to send money to an Afghan militant training camp.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

China is holding a national day of mourning for victims of the powerful earthquake in Qinghai province.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law which makes it illegal to sell videos of animals being tortured, violates the right to free speech.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

A limited number of flights have taken off in northern Europe after five days of a blanket no-fly zone caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Japanese carmaker Toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine to US safety regulators following recent safety concerns.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The European Union has decided to modify a flight ban, which was imposed after much of Europe\'s airspace was closed because of the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

At least 11 people were killed and more than 70 injured when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook parts of northern Afghanistan.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Two more survivors have been rescued from the rubble in China\'s Qinghai province, as the number of people killed in the quake five days ago reached 1, 944.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

European Union transport ministers are to hold emergency talks today on easing the air travel restrictions caused by volcanic ash cloud in Europe\'s skies.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Flights across much of Europe will be severely disrupted well into tomorrow because of drifting ash ejected from a volcano in Iceland.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has pledged to help end Caribbean and Central American dependency on foreign oil.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The United States House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill calling for the cancellation of Haiti’s debt in the wake of the January 12 earthquake.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The European air traffic control organization has said flights could be disrupted for another 48 hours by ash spewing from a volcano in Iceland.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Earthquakes shorten summit - BRAZIL (AP): The earthquakes in China are shortening a summit between Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

LONDON (AP):Britain's opposition leader David Cameron this week invoked John F.Kennedy's famous call for civic action, unveiling his election platform with an appeal to Britons to take an unprecedented role in running their country.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

LONDON (AP): An ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe yesterday, grounding planes on a scale unseen since the 2001 terror attacks, as authorities stopped...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

LONDON (AP):Britain's uncertain national election may deliver a surprising twist: The country's perennial third-placed party, the hitherto toothless Liberal Democrats, could play kingmaker.For the first time in nearly 40 years...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Surrey are lining up a bid to tempt West Indies batting great Brian Lara out of retirement with the offer of a contract to play 20/20 cricket.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Many emergency teams are now pouring into western China\'s Qinghai province, a day after a deadly earthquake devastated the mountainous region.

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