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Published:Thursday | May 14, 2009 | 12:59 PM

A four year old boy in Egypt has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2009 | 9:08 AM

At least 10 people died after a boat carrying nearly 30 migrants, most of them Haitian sank off the cost of southern Florida.

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2009 | 9:08 AM

Two US journalists arrested by North Korea near its border with China are to face trial on June 4.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 6:01 PM

US President Barack Obama is seeking to block the release of new photographs showing U.S. personnel allegedly abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM

An American man accused of murdering his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon in Australia has been remanded in Queensland.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 1:31 PM

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.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 1:30 PM

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.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 10:01 AM

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.

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM

India has entered the final phase of its marathon general election, with 107 million voters eligible to cast ballots.

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2009 | 5:53 PM

Thousands of residents of Somalia\'s capital are now fleeing as the death toll from fighting in Mogadishu rises.

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2009 | 5:53 PM

The United States has been elected to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time.

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2009 | 3:17 PM

At least four security officers are feared dead after a land mine blew up the vehicle in which they were travelling in Central India.

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2009 | 9:38 AM

Millions of Mexican children have returned to classrooms following the re-opening of schools as the H1N1 influenza restrictions continue to ease.

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2009 | 9:37 AM

The European Union (EU) says it made no headway with Cuba on its human rights record, following talks in Brussels.

Published:Monday | May 11, 2009 | 6:11 PM

The US-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran, Roxana Saberi, has been freed from prison after having her sentence for spying reduced.

Published:Monday | May 11, 2009 | 6:11 PM

US President Barack Obama\'s plan to transform the healthcare system is expected to receive a major boost from stakeholders in the industry.

Published:Monday | May 11, 2009 | 1:08 PM

Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Published:Monday | May 11, 2009 | 10:14 AM

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.

Published:Monday | May 11, 2009 | 10:12 AM

Five people were injured when a natural-gas pipeline exploded in southwest Moscow, Germany yesterday.

Published:Friday | May 8, 2009 | 6:05 PM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans to take over companies that provide services for the country\'s oil industry.

Published:Friday | May 8, 2009 | 6:03 PM

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.

Published:Friday | May 8, 2009 | 1:09 PM

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.

Published:Friday | May 8, 2009 | 1:08 PM

A recent Privy Council decision declaring Trinidad and Tobago\'s top national honour as unlawful may have repercussions in Britain.

Published:Friday | May 8, 2009 | 9:02 AM

Brazilian officials are reporting that unusually heavy rainfall yesterday killed at least 31 people and left another 500,000 homeless.

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2009 | 1:02 PM

The Mexican government has condemned what it calls discriminatory measures being meted out by Haiti.


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