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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.

Published:Thursday | July 10, 2008 | 10:27 AM

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

Published:Wednesday | July 9, 2008 | 2:24 PM

The Association of Chief Police Officers in the United Kingdom is calling for a specialist squad to investigate rape allegations.

Published:Wednesday | July 9, 2008 | 12:00 PM

Kenya’s finance minister resigned after being named in a corruption scandal which threatened to damage the nation’s fragile new unity government.

Published:Tuesday | July 8, 2008 | 4:27 PM

G8 leaders meeting in Japan said they would be seeking targeted sanctions against members of the Zimbabwean government over last month\'s polls.

Published:Tuesday | July 8, 2008 | 4:26 PM

Ecuador\'s government has seized two private TV stations in a long-running dispute over debts.

Published:Tuesday | July 8, 2008 | 10:45 AM

A US judge dismissed a legal case claiming that the New York authorities denied proper burials to the victims of the September 11 attacks.

Published:Monday | July 7, 2008 | 3:23 PM

The Church of England\'s ruling body, the General Synod is to vote later on the conditions under which women may be consecrated as bishops.

Published:Monday | July 7, 2008 | 3:21 PM

41 people are now dead and more than 140 injured after a suicide bomber reportedly crashed a car full of explosives into the gates of the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital.

Published:Friday | July 4, 2008 | 10:52 AM

The first regular direct flight from mainland China to Taiwan for nearly 60 years has landed at Taipei\'s airport.


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