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Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 4:16 PM

A four-day international conference on the role of the media in agricultural and rural development in the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries began in Brussels, Belgium today with a call for a change of attitude towards the sector.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 4:12 PM

A fourth person has been charged in court over an alleged multi-million-dollar drug importation scheme involving foreign nationals.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 4:09 PM

An independent audit of all Member of Parliaments\' expenses claims since 2004 found that Prime Minister Gordon Brown should repay £12,415, according to a report on www.bbc.com.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 1:02 PM

A federal judge in Miami is weighing whether to approve a reduced 20-year prison sentence for a convicted Cuban spy.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 1:01 PM

The US senate is to vote today on President Barack Obama\'s attempt to overhaul the country’s healthcare system.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 9:00 AM

A leading United Kingdom hospital has defended its practice of using organs donated by smokers after the death of a soldier who received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker.

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2009 | 8:56 AM

American, Elinor Ostrom has become the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics since it began in 1968.

Published:Monday | October 12, 2009 | 6:00 PM

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has been ordered to repay more than 12,000 pounds following an independent audit of all Members of Parliament expenses claims since 2004.

Published:Monday | October 12, 2009 | 5:59 PM

The US says it has finally arrested a suspect hijacker who reportedly took part in the hijacking of a plane from New York to Cuba more than 40 years ago.

Published:Monday | October 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM

At least 41 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan\'s Swat Valley.

Published:Monday | October 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM

Former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has been told to apologize in the House of Commons for breaching expenses rules.

Published:Monday | October 12, 2009 | 9:46 AM

An Iran news agency is reporting that three Iranians have been tentatively sentenced to death in connection with post-election protest activities.

Published:Friday | October 9, 2009 | 5:19 PM

At least 49 people have been killed in a bombing in a crowded area of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Published:Friday | October 9, 2009 | 5:19 PM

The Taliban is criticising the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US president Barack Obama.

Published:Friday | October 9, 2009 | 12:58 PM

At least 160 people have been killed by flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in the northern Philippines.

Published:Friday | October 9, 2009 | 12:58 PM

The Taliban is criticising the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US president Barack Obama.

Published:Friday | October 9, 2009 | 9:28 AM

Landslides caused by a tropical depression across the Philippine province of Benguet have killed at least 90 people and injured hundreds of others.

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2009 | 5:24 PM

A typhoon has struck Japan, killing two people and injuring more than 40 others.

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2009 | 5:23 PM

The heir to one of America\'s largest family fortunes has been convicted of grand larceny by a court in New York.

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2009 | 9:05 AM

Senior diplomats from across the Americas have begun talks in Honduras, in the latest attempt to resolve the political crisis.

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Mexican researchers say they have evidence that the ordinary seasonal flu vaccine may offer some protection against swine flu.

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2009 | 6:00 PM

Italy\'s constitutional court has overturned a law granting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office.

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2009 | 5:07 PM

Two Americans and an Israeli scientist won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry today for atom-by-atom mapping of the protein-making factories within cells, a feat that has spurred the development of antibiotics.

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2009 | 1:39 PM

A US couple who prayed for their dying daughter rather than seeking medical attention have been sentenced to six months in jail.

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2009 | 8:55 AM

Officials in India are reporting that at least 300 people have been killed and more than 1 million displaced as a result of recent floodings which were triggered by torrential rains.

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