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Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 1:23 PM

Three people have been killed in Pakistan after militants in Pakistan have destroyed 27 tankers which were carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan.

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 11:27 AM

Mexican security forces have stepped up their search for 20 men reportedly abducted by an armed gang in the resort city of Acapulco last week.

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 10:56 AM

Africa's governments are doing a better job of strengthening their economies and helping the private sector grow, but security has deteriorated on the continent over the past five years, a former World Bank official said Monday.

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP): Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday that he's preparing to run for mayor of Chicago, a position it was widely known he has long desired. ....

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):A former Marxist guerrilla who was imprisoned and brutally tortured during Brazil's long military dictatorship is the front-running candidate in yesterday's presidential election, though she may be forced into a run-off vote by her...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MADRID (AP):A rare advisory for United States travellers to beware potential terrorist threats in Europe drew American shrugs Sunday from Paris to Rome, but tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from moving ahead with plans to...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP):Pakistan will soon reopen a key NATO supply route into Afghanistan that it shut last week after three Pakistani troops were killed in a helicopter strike by the military alliance in a border area, officials said yesterday.Pakistan closed...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 6:36 PM

The US government has issued a travel advisory warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe, amid fears of an al-Qaeda commando-style attack.

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:56 PM

Prince Charles has declared the Commonwealth Games officially open, at a colourful ceremony in Delhi, India this morning.

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2010 | 12:31 PM

Gunmen kidnapped 22 men who were traveling together in Mexico's Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, authorities said Saturday.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 5:48 PM

At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years of independence from the UK.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 3:05 PM

American scientists deliberately infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis 60 years ago, a recently unearthed experiment that prompted U.S. officials to apologise Friday and declare outrage over .

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 1:01 PM

US President Barack Obama has announced the resignation of his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is poised for a bid to be mayor of Chicago.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 9:35 AM

A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican marines captured 30 suspected Gulf cartel members and seized an arsenal of weapons during two days of raids in a northern border state torn by drug-gang battles, officials disclosed on Wednesday.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senegal (AP)An alarming number of new cholera cases have been reported in the West African nations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, an international aid agency reported yesterday.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 7:46 PM

Relatives of 27 of the 33 miners trapped since Aug. 5 in a Chilean gold and copper mine joined their lawyer Thursday in filing a lawsuit demanding $10 million from the mining company.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 7:19 PM

A Venezuelan official says a riot involving rival gangs inside a prison has killed 16 inmates and injured 35.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 2:36 PM

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers, Rahm Emanuel, will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor within days, two sources familiar with Emanuel's plans said.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 2:27 PM

A 21-year-old central New York man has pleaded guilty to shooting his 3-month-old son to death in front of a state trooper.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 1:54 PM

Two men were arrested for killing a small-town Mexican mayor over a land dispute in a $6,000 contract killing, prosecutors said Thursday.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:57 PM

British police apologized Thursday for a counterterrorism project that installed surveillance cameras in predominantly Muslim neighborhoods, saying that although the cameras had never been switched on, the program had damaged trust and caused anger

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 11:44 AM

A rain-soaked hillside crumbled and crushed an elderly couple in their home Thursday, raising the death toll from a series of landslides across southern Mexico this week to at least 23. The search continued for at least nine missing people.

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Croatia (AP):Croatia's head of customs and former treasurer of the ruling party was detained yesterday on suspicion of corruption, police said, as the country intensifies its fight against graft to meet European Union...


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