A four year old boy in Egypt has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
At least 10 people died after a boat carrying nearly 30 migrants, most of them Haitian sank off the cost of southern Florida.
Two US journalists arrested by North Korea near its border with China are to face trial on June 4.
US President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of new photographs showing U.S. personnel allegedly abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An American man accused of murdering his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon in Australia has been remanded in Queensland.
US authorities say the social security and Medicare systems, which provide pensions and health care for older people, are set to run out of money sooner than expected.
A jury in Florida has convicted five men for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and bomb FBI offices across the United States.
Mexico\'s health minister has denied allegations by Fidel Castro that the country intentionally failed to reveal the existence of the H1N1 Influenza A or swine flu, last month.
India has entered the final phase of its marathon general election, with 107 million voters eligible to cast ballots.
Thousands of residents of Somalia\'s capital are now fleeing as the death toll from fighting in Mogadishu rises.
The United States has been elected to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time.
At least four security officers are feared dead after a land mine blew up the vehicle in which they were travelling in Central India.
Millions of Mexican children have returned to classrooms following the re-opening of schools as the H1N1 influenza restrictions continue to ease.
The European Union (EU) says it made no headway with Cuba on its human rights record, following talks in Brussels.
The US-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran, Roxana Saberi, has been freed from prison after having her sentence for spying reduced.
US President Barack Obama\'s plan to transform the healthcare system is expected to receive a major boost from stakeholders in the industry.
Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
A pregnant British woman jailed in Laos could be transferred to Britain to serve her sentence if she’s convicted under an agreement signed between the United Kingdom and Laos.
Five people were injured when a natural-gas pipeline exploded in southwest Moscow, Germany yesterday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans to take over companies that provide services for the country\'s oil industry.
Nearly 300 guests and staff at a hotel in Hong Kong have been released after being held in quarantine for a week due to a feared outbreak of swine flu.
The United Nations is reporting that about 200,000 people have been displaced and another 300,000 about to flee following a Pakistani offensive against militants in the Swat Valley.
A recent Privy Council decision declaring Trinidad and Tobago\'s top national honour as unlawful may have repercussions in Britain.
Brazilian officials are reporting that unusually heavy rainfall yesterday killed at least 31 people and left another 500,000 homeless.
The Mexican government has condemned what it calls discriminatory measures being meted out by Haiti.