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Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 3:46 PM

Facebook has moved a step closer toward trademarking the word "face" — at least in certain contexts.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 1:55 PM

An official Palestinian report claiming that a key Jewish holy site — Jerusalem's Western Wall — has no religious significance to Jews evoked an angry response from Israelis Wednesday, threatening to further inflame tensions over the disputed city.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:55 PM

The Irish government has unveiled a range of tough austerity measures designed to help solve the country's debt crisis.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:52 PM

The World Bank Board has announced the approval of a US$150 million loan to the Dominican Republic to support social protection programmes.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 11:28 AM

Rapper DMX appeared in court in Phoenix on Wednesday on charges that he violated his probation by using cocaine and OxyContin.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):In a seismic shift on one of the most profound and profoundly contentious Roman Catholic teachings, the Vatican said yesterday that condoms are the lesser of two evils when used to curb the spread of...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Incheon (AP): North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire yesterday along their disputed frontier, raising tensions between the rivals to their highest level in more than a decade. ...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MASSACHUSETTS, Springfield (AP):A serial killer added an eighth murder to his record yesterday, admitting that a woman he strangled in 1995 was his first killing.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bucharest (AP):Romania's Defence Ministry says three soldiers have died and three have been injured during live ammunition shooting drills.

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:21 PM

A court in Canada has begun hearings on whether the country’s anti-polygamy law violates rights to freedom of religion guaranteed by the constitution.

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:18 PM

A Church of England bishop who made what was described as deeply offensive comments on Facebook about the engagement of Prince William has been suspended from his public duties.

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 8:18 AM

At least 339 people have been killed in a stampede during festival celebrations in the Cambodian capital.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 6:21 PM

The Republic of Ireland's two main opposition parties are calling for an immediate general election after an European Union-led bail-out of the country's economy.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 6:19 PM

An immigrant from El Salvador has been convicted of the 2001 murder of US congressional intern Chandra Levy.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:13 PM

The US agency overseeing new airport security measures in the US says it’s working to make controversial new screening as minimally invasive as possible.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:09 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for countries across the globe to improve the financing of their health systems, in order to ensure that as many people as possible have access to health care.

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Representative Charles Rangel's supporters in New York's Harlem want members of Congress to stand by him. A group of local leaders says Rangel has worked hard in his decades-long career...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TEHRAN (AP):Iran has set a February 6 trial date for three Americans arrested more than a year ago along the Iraqi border and charged with spying, their lawyer said yesterday.The trial was to have started on...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

(AP):The Vatican yesterday cautioned that there is nothing 'revolutionary' in Pope Benedict XVI's startling assertion that condom use in exceptional circumstances can be a responsible act in the fight against the spread...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 7:31 PM

The United States says a report disclosing that North Korea has built a new nuclear facility is further evidence of Pyongyang's 'belligerent behaviour'

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 6:32 PM

Pope Benedict the sixteenth has said the use of condoms is acceptable in exceptional circumstances.

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2010 | 12:46 PM

Thousands of people have been affected as flights were suspended at Birmingham Airport after a plane carrying a transplant liver crashed.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:03 PM

Twenty-seven miners have been reported missing after an explosion at a remote coal mine on New Zealand's South Island.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 11:57 AM

The House of Representative in the US has failed to pass a bill that would have given Americans who are unemployed three more months to file for extended jobless benefits.

Published:Friday | November 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Women in their 40s with a moderately high family risk of breast cancer should get yearly mam-mograms, a new British study suggests.Though such testing is standard in the United States for that age...


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