At least a third of the schools in England and Wales have been disrupted by the first national teachers\' strike in 21 years.
A top Taliban commander in Pakistan has reportedly ordered his followers to stop all attacks in the country.
The United Nations said that it is being forced to suspend its humanitarian work in Gaza because of the Israeli fuel blockade.
Amnesty International accused Ethiopian troops of capturing 40 Somali children during a raid on a mosque last week, and is calling for their release.
The National Union of Teachers in England and Wales said its members would be going on strike tomorrow.
Senator Hilary Clinton has beaten her opponent Barrack Obama to take the state of Pennsylvania in yesterday’s primaries.
Bulgaria\'s Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev has shuffled his cabinet in the wake of criticisms by the European Union (EU).
Oil prices in London and New York have hit fresh highs as fears over supply problems continue to drive the market.
The United Nations (UN) said the world must urgently increase food production to ease escalating prices.
A key opposition figure in Zimbabwe said African leaders and the UN must act to ensure democracy triumphs in that country.
The President of Zimbabwe,Robert Mugabe accused Britain of trying to re-colonise Zimbabwe.
An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude on the richter scale reportedly shook sections of Southern Illinois around 5.30 a.m. this morning.
A European Union (EU) official said a world trade deal and Europe\'s trade pacts with African Caribbean and Pacific countries could help increase food production by boosting agricultural trade.
South Africa has joined international calls for Zimbabwe\'s electoral commission to release the results of last month\'s presidential election.
Brazil\'s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has rejected allegations that biofuels are responsible for the recent rise in global food prices.
More than 50 Zimbabwean opposition supporters have been arrested after staging a strike yesterday.
At least 44 people were killed this morning after a bus ran off the road and plunged into a canal in New Delhi, India.
Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai said he would not contest a run off election if certain conditions were not met.
Many Zimbabwean shops and businesses are reportedly open for business despite opposition calls for a general strike to press for election results to be published.
United States President, George W. Bush said Haiti is among the countries to first benefit from a US$200 million emergency aid programme to help to alleviate the global food crisis.
The European Union (EU) said it is studying further measures to help poor countries deal with rising food prices.
Forces in Iraq have reportedly freed a British journalist.
The Zimbabwean High Court is today expected to decide whether President Robert Mugabe must publish the outcome of the presidential election held more than two weeks ago.
The two Democratic rivals for their party\'s presidential nomination have both affirmed their support for abortion rights.
The former Communist Party chief in Shanghai, China, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.