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.
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.
An explosion at a vegetable market in Iraq has killed at least 10 persons.
Officials in Spain say the police have arrested 29 people allegedly linked to the smuggling of Cubans into the United States.
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.
A senior Democratic lawmaker says the US Congress is likely to lift the five-decades-old embargo on Cuba before the end of 2010.
Teacher\'s Day in Puerto Rico is no longer a paid holiday for teachers.
Half a million civilians are expected to flee Pakistan\'s Swat Valley, heeding a government evacuation order issued yesterday.
A woman from Texas has become the first US resident to die from the H1N1 influenza virus.
The Washington DC city council has voted to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other US states.