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Published:Thursday | May 29, 2008 | 11:17 AM

Flooding in central Colombia has left at least 14 people dead and over 100 persons injured in the past week.

Published:Wednesday | May 28, 2008 | 5:27 PM

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has called for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign as he battles allegations of corruption.

Published:Wednesday | May 28, 2008 | 5:26 PM

Seven policemen have been killed and four injured in Mexico\'s latest incident of drug-related violence.

Published:Tuesday | May 27, 2008 | 5:01 PM

Two aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the Chinese region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago.

Published:Tuesday | May 27, 2008 | 5:00 PM

The Canadian Foreign Minister, Maxime Bernier, has resigned after he admitted to leaving classified documents in what he called a non-secure location.

Published:Tuesday | May 27, 2008 | 11:06 AM

A leading United Kingdom charity said peacekeepers and aid workers are sexually abusing children as young as six years.

Published:Monday | May 26, 2008 | 11:43 AM

International donors meeting in the former Burmese capital, Rangoon, have pledged nearly US$50 million in aid to victims of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Burma more than three weeks ago.

Published:Thursday | May 22, 2008 | 4:16 PM

South African troops have been deployed for the first time in an effort to stop attacks on foreigners that have left 42 dead and forced thousands to flee.

Published:Thursday | May 22, 2008 | 4:16 PM

American Airlines is to become the first major US carrier to charge passengers to check in a first bag.

Published:Thursday | May 22, 2008 | 12:07 PM

A woman who survived nine days trapped in debris yesterday became the latest in a series of so called against-the-odds rescues in China where the official death toll from last week\'s massive earthquake has risen to more than 41,000.

Published:Wednesday | May 21, 2008 | 3:57 PM

US Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy was released from the Massachusetts General Hospital earlier today.

Published:Wednesday | May 21, 2008 | 3:56 PM

Violence against foreigners in South Africa has spread outside Johannesburg to the port city of Durban.

Published:Wednesday | May 21, 2008 | 10:49 AM

Barack Obama has said he is now within reach of becoming the Democratic candidate for the US presidency.

Published:Tuesday | May 20, 2008 | 3:30 PM

US presidential candidate Barack Obama looks set to increase his lead for the Democratic party in the up-coming Kentucky and Oregon primaries.

Published:Monday | May 19, 2008 | 4:56 PM

At least 6,000 people have reportedly fled a wave of attacks on foreigners in South Africa, which have left at least 22 dead.

Published:Monday | May 19, 2008 | 4:55 PM

The police chief of a Northern Mexican city has resigned following a wave of violence involving drug traffickers.

Published:Monday | May 19, 2008 | 10:35 AM

Flags flew at half-staff, public entertainment was cancelled and 1.3 billion people were asked to observe three minutes of silence as China began three days of mourning for the victims of the nation\'s massive earthquake.

Published:Friday | May 16, 2008 | 3:30 PM

United States President George Bush is now in Saudi Arabia following a three-day visit to Israel.

Published:Friday | May 16, 2008 | 3:29 PM

Police in Vietnam said they have found nearly nine tons of cannabis in a shipment of blue jeans from Pakistan.

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2008 | 3:25 PM

A trade union representing South Africa\'s soldiers has reportedly sued the country’s defence ministry, accusing it of discriminating against people with HIV.

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2008 | 3:25 PM

The Chinese government said more than 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake that devastated parts of China on Monday.

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2008 | 11:52 AM

The government in Zimbabwe has extended the deadline by which the presidential run-off vote must be held to July 31.

Published:Wednesday | May 14, 2008 | 1:04 PM

Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of Monday\'s devastating earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing.

Published:Tuesday | May 13, 2008 | 5:07 PM

At least 11 people have been killed and 20 injured in clashes between United States troops and soldiers in Baghdad\'s Sadr City.

Published:Tuesday | May 13, 2008 | 12:31 PM

The death toll following yesterday’s powerful earthquake in China has reached at least 10,000 with many more people still trapped.


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