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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.

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2009 | 9:04 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to convene a meeting with experts next week to discuss the possibility of making a vaccine for the H1N1 influenza virus.

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2009 | 9:03 AM

An explosion at a vegetable market in Iraq has killed at least 10 persons.

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2009 | 6:04 PM

Officials in Spain say the police have arrested 29 people allegedly linked to the smuggling of Cubans into the United States.

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2009 | 6:03 PM

Many businesses in Mexico have re-opened after a five-day shutdown caused by the H1N1 flu outbreak that killed 44 people, including two in the US.

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2009 | 1:13 PM

A senior Democratic lawmaker says the US Congress is likely to lift the five-decades-old embargo on Cuba before the end of 2010.

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2009 | 1:12 PM

Teacher\'s Day in Puerto Rico is no longer a paid holiday for teachers.

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2009 | 8:33 AM

Half a million civilians are expected to flee Pakistan\'s Swat Valley, heeding a government evacuation order issued yesterday.

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2009 | 6:01 PM

A woman from Texas has become the first US resident to die from the H1N1 influenza virus.

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2009 | 6:01 PM

The Washington DC city council has voted to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other US states.

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