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Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 2:06 PM

International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says there was a 25 per cent reduction in the number of journalists killed in the line of duty this year over last year.

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):By any measure, 2010 was a banner year on Capitol Hill for American Indians.And a huge factor was the pending retirement of a lone senator - North Dakota's Byron Dorgan. After years of trying, Congress passed several landmark bills for...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):FAR FEWER people are applying for unemployment benefits as the year ends, raising hopes for a healthier job market in 2011.Applications are at their lowest level since July 2008, the Labour...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (MCT):Before group therapy begins for mentally ill maximum-security inmates at California prisons, five patients are led in handcuffs to individual metal cages about the size...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP):A Belgian priest has confessed to a child sex-abuse accusation that came to light during a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work fighting globalisation's impact on developing countries.The confession was published...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP):Police in Denmark and Sweden halted an imminent terrorist attack Wednesday by arresting five men who planned to shoot as many people as possible in a building housing the newsroom of a paper that published cartoons...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SOQUEL, California (AP):A CALIFORNIA medical marijuana dispensary has raked in food donations with a unique offer: free pot.The Granny Purps dispensary in Soquel (soh-KEL'), about 60 miles southeast of San Francisco, offered a complimentary marijuana...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): AS THE Gulf oil spill gushed out of control, BP's financial liabilities seemed big enough to sink the company.

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2010 | 9:47 AM

Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has defended the city’s efforts to clear snow amid frustration by some residents over the time it is taking to unclog streets days after a massive holiday blizzard.

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 1:11 PM

North-eastern Australia's worst flooding in decades is continuing to cause chaos across the region.

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 1:10 PM

Officials in Sri Lanka are reporting that at least 22 people have died in the past two months from swine flu.

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):There is no French James Bond. But a new push may set the stage for one.
France's secretive international spy agency, the DGSE, is recruiting hundreds of peopl

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEATTLE (AP): Prosecutors in Washington state say a man was arrested when he was caught wheeling a 50-inch television in a shopping cart right past a police station.Seattlepi.com reports that a bystander called 911 to...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):WHEN ANGELA Madsen was pulled off her plane and her wheelchair stayed on board, she knew she was in for a rough night.

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):SOUTH AFRICAN police seized a shipment of guns they believe was bound for Somalia to be used against pirates in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo, authorities said yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 11:39 AM

For the third straight year, President Barack Obama ranks as the man most admired by people living in the U.S., according to an annual USA Today-Gallup poll.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 11:25 AM

Sir Elton John is holding close a new tiny dancer.The piano man and husband David Furnish have become parents to a 7-pound, 15-ounce baby boy born on Christmas Day.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 11:20 AM

A brother of Diego Maradona says he and two other siblings escaped without injury in a robbery attempt while traveling in a car after visiting their mother in a Buenos Aires hospital.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 9:48 AM

The US and Germany have voiced serious concerns about a second guilty verdict against the jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 9:34 AM

Nine men charged with conspiracy to bomb high-profile London targets in the run-up to Christmas have been remanded in custody after appearing in court yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday offered condolences after the death of former president Carlos Andrés Pérez, but also said he hopes his longtime adversary's style of governing never again returns to the South America...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA PARLIAMENTARY opposition yesterday said it was saddened at the passing of the former president of Venezuela, Carlos Andrés Pérez.

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP):Fears of renewed fighting grew Monday in Ivory Coast following a threat from West African neighbours to force out incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo if he does not soon heed international calls to step down from power.West African...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2010 | 5:50 PM

At least 11 soldiers and 24 militants have been killed in clashes near the Afghan border in north-west Pakistan.

Published:Friday | December 24, 2010 | 1:14 PM

Two thousand travellers have been left stranded at the main Paris airport, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, as further snow hits France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

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