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Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:35 PM

France's lower house of parliament has passed a controversial pension reform bill which will raise the minimum pension age from 60 to 62 by 2018.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:34 PM

The conservative Tea Party movement in the United States has won several victories over mainstream Republicans in primary contests ahead of November's mid-term elections.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 10:54 AM

President of the United States Barack Obama's tribute to 13 American ground breakers, "Of Thee I Sing," was in the top 25 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of Wednesday morning, less than two days after the children's book was announced.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 9:39 AM

The French senate has approved a law banning any veils that cover the face, making France the first European country to plan such a measure.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MADRID (AP): Spain says it has arrested two Colombians linked to more than 200 cases of killings, kidnappings and torture while allegedly working as hitmen and debt collectors for drug cartels in Colombia...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

India (AP): British telecom giant Vodafone Group Plc said it appealed to India's Supreme Court yesterday to overturn a ruling that it is liable for up to $2.6 billion in back taxes.The case is being closely watched by foreign companies that fear it will...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Turkey (AP): The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Turkey must pay about $170,000 (€133,000) to the family of slain ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. The court's verdict yesterday says it awarded the compensation for the state's failure...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP): The French Senate debated yesterday whether to ban the burqa-style veil, a move that affects only a tiny minority of the country's Muslim women but has significant symbolic repercussions.w...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) United States Government health officials say weight loss with a new diet drug from Arena Pharmaceuticals was minimal, and safety questions remain about its effects on the heart.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Romania (AP) A union leader says more than 30,000 public sector workers in Romania will go on strike over wage cuts.Sebastian Oprescu, chairman of the National Union of Public Workers...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP) A British judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs after the singer crashed his car into a London photo shop.The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Kashmiri Muslim protester tries to cover an exploded tear-gas shell with a wet cloth during a protest in Srinagar, India, yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Zimbabwe (AP)Zimbabwe's state airline says it has fired striking pilots for failing to meet a deadline to return to their posts.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela (AP): A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed into a navy research boat yesterday and plunged into the sea, leaving two missing and five injured, an official said....

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2010 | 5:46 PM

British Labour Member of parliament Dianne Abbott says cuts being made by the Coalition administration of Prime Minister David Cameron could set back race relations by a generation.

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2010 | 4:53 PM

A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed into a navy research boat Tuesday and plunged into the sea, killing two people and injuring five.

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2010 | 9:53 AM

More than two-thirds of the passengers aboard the government-owned Conviasa airline survived an airplane crash in south-eastern Venezuela.

Published:Monday | September 13, 2010 | 4:51 PM

The Mexican authorities say they have arrested one of the country's most wanted drugs traffickers.

Published:Monday | September 13, 2010 | 1:26 PM

Police have shot and killed 15 civilians on the deadliest day in the Indian-administered Kashmir since protests erupted three months ago.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 6:04 PM

Gunmen killed 25 people in a series of drug-gang attacks in Ciudad Juarez, marking the deadliest day in more than two years for the Mexican border city, authorities said Friday.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 1:18 PM

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Afghanistan despite the decision of a small Florida church to suspend plans to burn copies of the Koran.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 12:15 PM

As many as 40,000 front-line police jobs will be at risk across England and Wales if an expected 25 per cent budget cuts go ahead.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The United States health-care tab will go up - not down - as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Authorities said a bus carrying nearly 30 passengers was ripped in two when it was hit by a cargo train in southeastern Brazil.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):A federal appeals court has largely upheld a ruling that Hazleton, Pennsylvania, may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants.The decision yesterday by an appeals court deals a blow to regulations that inspired...

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