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Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2009 | 8:47 AM

The UN secretary general has implored Israel and Palestinian militants to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately.

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2009 | 7:52 AM

The UN secretary general has implored Israel and Palestinian militants to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately.

Published:Monday | January 12, 2009 | 12:25 PM

Puerto Rico\'s newly installed governor plans to borrow US$1.2 billion from a state bank to pay overdue debts and finance an economic stimulus package.

Published:Monday | January 12, 2009 | 12:25 PM

Israeli forces are reportedly moving slowly into Gaza\'s most densely populated areas as they continue air and ground attacks on Hamas militants.

Published:Monday | January 12, 2009 | 9:14 AM

An appeal court is to decide today whether Jacob Zuma, the leader of South Africa\'s governing ANC, should be recharged with corruption and fraud.

Published:Friday | January 9, 2009 | 11:17 AM

Some members of the United States Congress are criticising President-elect Barack Obama’s $800 billion economic stimulus plan.

Published:Friday | January 9, 2009 | 11:15 AM

The Israeli government has reportedly vowed to keep up its offensive in the Gaza Strip despite a United Nations call for an immediate end to nearly two weeks of conflict involving Hamas militants.

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2009 | 11:29 AM

At least three rockets have reportedly been fired into northern Israel from Lebanon.

Published:Thursday | January 8, 2009 | 11:28 AM

The Mexican government has unveiled emergency measures to protect its economy from the global financial crisis and the recession in the United States.

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2009 | 1:21 PM

Israel has implemented a daily ceasefire in Gaza.

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2009 | 3:38 PM

The new US Congress is preparing to convene, with Democrats in charge of both chambers.

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2009 | 3:38 PM

Gunmen armed with grenades have ransacked offices of the largest private TV station in Sri Lanka.

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2009 | 9:25 AM

Israeli troops have clashed with Palestinian militants on the edge of Gaza City on the third night of Israel\'s ground assault on Gaza.

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2009 | 8:59 AM

The Indian government says it has handed to Islamabad evidence that links the deadly Mumbai attacks to persons in Pakistan.

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2009 | 8:53 AM

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak is warning that the country will not let up on its attacks on Gaza.

Published:Monday | January 5, 2009 | 8:46 AM

The city of Miami Gardens in Florida has passed a resolution urging the Bush administration to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian immigrants in the United States.

Published:Monday | January 5, 2009 | 8:46 AM

Fighting raged into the night in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli ground forces and heavy armour have effectively cut the territory in two.

Published:Monday | January 5, 2009 | 8:45 AM

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn as US President-elect Barack Obama\'s nominee for commerce secretary.

Published:Friday | January 2, 2009 | 2:42 PM

Up to 30 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a town south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Published:Friday | January 2, 2009 | 2:41 PM

Britain is being urged to take some Guantanamo Bay inmates so that the United States can close the Cuban detention camp.

Published:Friday | January 2, 2009 | 8:04 AM

Hamas officials say one of its senior leaders has been killed by an Israeli air strike on his home in the Gaza Strip.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2008 | 12:31 PM

Israel has rejected international calls for a 48-hour truce in the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid to come in.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2008 | 9:54 AM

A concerted diplomatic drive is under way to try to end to Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and Palestinian militant rocket attacks.

Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2008 | 12:33 PM

Israeli jets have for a fourth day attacked targets linked to the militant Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip.

Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2008 | 12:32 PM

The United States Treasury has unveiled a US$6 billion rescue package for GMAC - General Motors\' troubled car loan arm, which is co-owned by Chrysler\'s owner, Cerberus.


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