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Published:Thursday | November 12, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Military prosecutors have charged Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder.

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2009 | 12:47 PM

The Venezuelan Government has publicly destroyed more than 30,000 guns seized by police on the streets of the country, which has one of the world\'s highest murder rates.

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2009 | 12:46 PM

Authorities in Mexico have dismissed almost a quarter of all traffic police in the city of Monterrey for failing corruption and competence tests.

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2009 | 8:40 AM

Cambodia has rejected an extradition request from Thailand for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, further escalating a diplomatic row.

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2009 | 8:39 AM

A severe storm has been cited as the cause for widespread power cuts in Brazil which lasted more than 5 hrs.

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2009 | 6:01 PM

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a pregnant Egyptian woman in a German courtroom.

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2009 | 1:10 PM

The United Nations General Assembly has declared July 18 as Mandela Day, to mark the contribution of Nelson Mandela to world freedom.

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2009 | 1:09 PM

US President Barack Obama is to discuss US policy in Afghanistan with his national security team, as speculation mounts over a decision on troop levels.

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2009 | 8:50 AM

About 10,000 people in El Salvador are in need of food aid after devastating floods washed away crops.

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2009 | 8:50 AM

The man behind the 2002 sniper attacks in and around Washington DC in the United States has been executed after a last ditch appeal was thrown out.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 6:28 PM

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives are preparing legislation that could expand farm trade with Cuba and ease longstanding travel restrictions.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 12:49 PM

Three days of national mourning have begun in El Salvador following the deaths of at least 130 people in floods and landslides.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 12:48 PM

At least 20 people have been killed and many more injured in a car bombing in the Northwestern Pakistani town of Charsadda.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 11:10 AM

World leaders on Monday celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall that changed Europe 20 years ago.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 11:05 AM

The United States Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday\'s scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad, according to a report on www.ap.org.

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2009 | 9:09 AM

John Allen Mohammad, the man convicted of killing 10 persons and injuring several others in Washington D.C. in the United States, is expected to be executed today.

Published:Monday | November 9, 2009 | 6:26 PM

The police in the southern Philippines say the severed head of a kidnapped schoolteacher has been found in a bag at a petrol station.

Published:Monday | November 9, 2009 | 6:24 PM

Soldiers and civilians in the small Salvadorean town of Verapaz are now searching debris left by a landslide for missing people.

Published:Monday | November 9, 2009 | 2:12 PM

Senior US Senator, Joe Lieberman said he plans to open a congressional investigation into last week\'s deadly shooting at Texas army base, Fort Hood.

Published:Monday | November 9, 2009 | 2:10 PM

The United Nations (UN) is reporting that political corruption costs governments about $1.6 trillion annually.

Published:Monday | November 9, 2009 | 9:04 AM

At least 124 people have been killed in widespread flooding in El Salvador following days of heavy rain.

Published:Friday | November 6, 2009 | 6:26 PM

British Airways (BA) said it plans to cut a further 1,200 jobs after reporting a first-half loss for the first time.

Published:Friday | November 6, 2009 | 6:22 PM

The police in the US city of Orlando say they have arrested a gunman who opened fire in an office building, killing one person and injuring five others.

Published:Friday | November 6, 2009 | 1:13 PM

Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai has called off his party\'s boycott of the unity government with President Robert Mugabe.

Published:Friday | November 6, 2009 | 1:11 PM

Ousted Honduran President, Manuel Zelaya is reporting that the deal to resolve the country’s political crisis has failed.

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