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Published:Wednesday | July 23, 2008 | 2:07 PM

Hurricane Dolly has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds near 100 miles per hour and is reportedly now lashing the Gulf Coast near the United States Mexico border.

Published:Wednesday | July 23, 2008 | 10:01 AM

The St. Lucian opposition leader Kenny Anthony criticised the government for what he views as its eagerness to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Europe and the Caribbean.

Published:Wednesday | July 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM

A lawyer acting for the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has said he will fight moves to extradite him to the UN war crimes court at The Hague.

Published:Tuesday | July 22, 2008 | 12:12 PM

The authorities in Burma say relief and reconstruction work after Cyclone Nargis will cost at least $1billion.

Published:Monday | July 21, 2008 | 3:11 PM

A former driver of Osama Bin Laden pleaded not guilty at the first war crimes trial to be held in the US prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Published:Monday | July 21, 2008 | 11:32 AM

A UN envoy said Zimbabwe\'s ruling party and opposition are close to signing a deal outlining a framework for talks on the country\'s political crisis.

Published:Friday | July 18, 2008 | 2:31 PM

European Union (EU) member states are to meet next week in a bid to impose tougher sanctions against Zimbabwe.

Published:Friday | July 18, 2008 | 1:41 PM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its global economic forecast after the impact of a credit crunch was not as severe as had been first feared.

Published:Thursday | July 17, 2008 | 3:27 PM

A United States Senate subcommittee wants tougher laws to combat offshore tax-evasion facilitators around the world.

Published:Thursday | July 17, 2008 | 3:27 PM

The leader of Britain\'s main opposition party of the Conservatives is calling for black fathers in the United Kingdom to take more responsibility for their families.

Published:Thursday | July 17, 2008 | 11:27 AM

At least 37 people were killed in a crash between a train and several vehicles at a level crossing in northern Egypt yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | July 16, 2008 | 4:32 PM

A two-decade ban on people with HIV visiting or immigrating to the United States may end soon through a Senate bill aimed at fighting AIDS and other diseases in Africa and other poor areas of the world.

Published:Wednesday | July 16, 2008 | 10:30 AM

Two elderly women have been jailed for life for murdering two homeless men to collect life insurance policies.

Published:Tuesday | July 15, 2008 | 3:59 PM

For the first time since last month’s elections in Zimbabwe church leaders have raised serious concerns about the results.

Published:Tuesday | July 15, 2008 | 3:58 PM

At least 35 people have been killed and more than 50 injured following a double suicide bombing north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad this morning.

Published:Tuesday | July 15, 2008 | 11:45 AM

Barack Obama\'s team has decried The New Yorker magazine for a cartoon cover depicting him in traditional Muslim garb and his wife as a terrorist.

Published:Monday | July 14, 2008 | 2:12 PM

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has accused Sudan\'s president of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

Published:Monday | July 14, 2008 | 2:12 PM

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez has announced plans to improve the terms of the Petro Caribe oil agreement with Jamaica and several other Caribbean countries.

Published:Monday | July 14, 2008 | 1:48 PM

Workers at Brazil\'s state-run oil company Petrobras are staging a five-day strike, raising fears of further pressure on world oil prices.

Published:Friday | July 11, 2008 | 2:07 PM

Police have widened an investigation into allegations of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to also look at whether he may have committed fraud.

Published:Friday | July 11, 2008 | 2:07 PM

China has ordered dog meat to be taken off the menu at its 112 official Olympic restaurants in order to avoid offending foreign visitors.

Published:Friday | July 11, 2008 | 10:10 AM

Pakistan and the United Nations have agreed in principle to set up a UN panel to investigate the killing of Pakistani ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Published:Thursday | July 10, 2008 | 3:38 PM

More than 1,000 people in over 40 US states are now confirmed to have become ill with salmonella since April.

Published:Thursday | July 10, 2008 | 3:37 PM

An HIV-positive Kenyan woman has won US$35,000 in a landmark ruling against her employer for unfair dismissal.

Published:Thursday | July 10, 2008 | 10:28 AM

The US senate has passed a bill to shield telephone companies that helped in the White House\'s controversial warrantless wiretaps programme.


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