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

Romania (AP)About 5,000 Romanian workers are protesting over austerity measures taken by the government to trim down the budget deficit amid a deep recession. Health workers, railway workers, defence employees and other...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2010 | 9:16 PM

Rapid progress Tuesday in the drilling of escape tunnels for 33 trapped miners brought smiles, hugs and cheers of "Viva Chile!" from family members and government officials, as hopes rose the men might be rescued sooner than planned.

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2010 | 11:06 AM

A small-town mayor and an aide were found stoned to death Monday in a drug-plagued western state, the fifth city leader to be slain in Mexico since mid-August.

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

Ohio (AP):Authorities say a father and his two sons were found dead at their home, near Columbus, in an apparent murder-suicide.

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

AP: President Hugo Chávez's allies won a strong majority in Venezuela's congress, but lost the two-thirds majority needed to carry out major changes on their own, according to election results...

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

BERLIN (AP) :Germany is starting a six-month trial of the much-criticised full-body scanners at one of its major airports.

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

AP:Thousands of Slovenian police, customs officers, vet-erinary inspectors and journ-alists began an open-ended strike yesterday to protest a government plan to freeze their salaries for two years.

Published:Monday | September 27, 2010 | 3:55 PM

Gunmen broke into a police complex in northern Mexico on Monday and stole at least 40 automatic rifles and 23 handguns, authorities said.

Published:Monday | September 27, 2010 | 12:52 PM

The Israeli president, Shimon Peres, and the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have praised the former Cuban president, Fidel Castro, for his support of Israel in a series of recent interviews.

Published:Monday | September 27, 2010 | 12:51 PM

One of the most powerful independent church leaders in the US says he will fight allegations that he coerced young men into sexual relationships.

Published:Monday | September 27, 2010 | 9:59 AM

U.S. and European stocks slipped Monday amid uncertainty about the outlook of the global economic recovery, with near-record gold prices suggesting sentiment remains tense as investors seek safe assets.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 2:35 PM

Gunmen killed a town mayor near the drug-plagued industrial city of Monterrey, authorities said Friday, the fourth mayor in northern Mexico to be murdered in little more than a month.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:56 PM

The threat level to Great Britain from Irish-related terrorism has been raised from moderate to substantial.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 8:54 AM

A Nicaraguan diplomat based in New York was found dead in his apartment in the Bronx yesterday.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Montana (AP): Police say a Montana woman fended off a bear attack with an unlikely weapon, a zucchini.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A police helicopter that made an emergency landing in the water off New York City had been airborne in anticipation of President Barack Obama's arrival for the UN General Assembly.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):A newspaper's stunning, front-page editorial of seeming surrender to drug capos has set off a national debate from the presidential palace to Mexico's equivalent of the water cooler, its ubiquitous town...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Colombia's military killed the field marshal and number two commander of the country's main leftist rebel group in bombing raids and combat, targeting a major encampment at the edge of the country's eastern plains, authorities...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP): A new study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warns that citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter and fatter, with the United States leading the charge.

Published:Friday | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):A 16-year-old who believes she was kicked out of class for speaking her first language at school has prompted government investigations, and the case is demonstrating how volatile the issue...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 2:57 PM

Colombia's military killed the field marshal and No. 2 leader of the country's main leftist rebel group in bombing raids and combat at a major guerrilla encampment at the edge of the country's eastern plains, authorities announced Thursday.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 2:51 PM

A federal judge ordered mental competency testing on Thursday for an Army veteran accused of threatening President Barack Obama and then falsely claiming to have a bomb during a standoff in southern Illinois.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:10 PM

United States President Barack Obama has pledged a revamp of US foreign aid policy to help lift nations out of poverty by focusing on good governance and encouraging trade and investment.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 12:08 PM

The US government says it plans to file new charges against several executives involved in Texan financier Allen Stanford's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2010 | 9:39 AM

United States Federal authorities are considering whether to prosecute a former securities regulator in Texas, for repeatedly blocking investigations of Allen Stanford’s offshore banking empire.

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