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Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 1:16 PM

The Philippines’ Labour Ministry has established new regulations that require its personnel aboard commercial vessels to undergo anti-piracy training.

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 1:15 PM

Iceland\'s President has refused to sign a controversial bill to repay $5 billion to the UK and the Netherlands.

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 9:18 AM

Rescue workers are now conducting assessments after the Solomon Islands were rattled by seven earthquakes yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 9:18 AM

Britain\'s Equality and Human Rights Commission is reporting that people from ethnic minorities have seen marked increase unemployment since the start of the recession in 2008.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 5:55 PM

The government in Nigeria says the US has acted unfairly by singling out the country’s air passengers for screening after an attempt to bomb a jet on Christmas Day.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 5:54 PM

The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban, which prevented anyone with HIV/AIDS from entering the country.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 1:01 PM

Four US soldiers and one UK serviceman have been killed in two separate bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 1:01 PM

France has become the third Western nation to shut its Yemen embassy, after threats from an al-Qaeda offshoot.

Published:Monday | January 4, 2010 | 9:35 AM

US authorities are introducing tougher screening rules for passengers arriving by air from nations deemed to have links with terrorism.

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2009 | 2:18 PM

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scam.

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2009 | 2:17 PM

Finnish police say they have found the body of a gunman responsible for killing five people in a shooting rampage in the southern city of Espoo.

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2009 | 9:42 AM

Close to 40 houses have been reduced to rubble, after wildfires raged through farming areas north of the Western Australian capital of Perth.

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2009 | 9:38 AM

One privacy advocacy group is hitting out against the implementation of full-body scanning technology, following the attempt bombing of an American plane by a Nigerian man on Christmas Day.

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 6:07 PM

A homosexual couple arrested in Malawi after getting engaged has pleaded not guilty to charges of gross public indecency.

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 6:07 PM

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing which killed 43 people in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday.

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 1:25 PM

US authorities say they are investigating millions of dollars contributed by fraud suspect Allen Stanford and his staff to US lawmakers in the past decade.

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 1:21 PM

Sudan\'s parliament has passed a key law paving the way for a referendum on independence for the oil rich country.

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 9:43 AM

Rain fueled flooding in Argentina has killed at least two people and forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 6:38 PM

Twenty-two people have died of measles in Zimbabwe, two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern about the outbreak.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 6:36 PM

A homosexual couple arrested in Malawi after getting engaged is to be charged with gross public indecency.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 1:20 PM

Another celebrity has been placed in the spotlight for allegedly violent behavior.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 1:19 PM

The Police in Spain have arrested 13 people following the seizure of two tonnes of cocaine.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 9:12 AM

The United States Department of Justice has begun investigating members of Congress who allegedly received millions of dollars in contributions from indicted Texan billionaire, Sir Allen Stanford and his staff over the past decade.

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 9:11 AM

Nine people have been killed in a fire at an apartment block in the US state of Mississippi.

Published:Monday | December 28, 2009 | 6:04 PM

A number of opposition figures have been arrested in Iran, a day after at least eight people died during the most violent protests for months.

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