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Published:Thursday | April 24, 2008 | 3:27 PM

At least a third of the schools in England and Wales have been disrupted by the first national teachers\' strike in 21 years.

Published:Thursday | April 24, 2008 | 3:26 PM

A top Taliban commander in Pakistan has reportedly ordered his followers to stop all attacks in the country.

Published:Thursday | April 24, 2008 | 11:24 AM

The United Nations said that it is being forced to suspend its humanitarian work in Gaza because of the Israeli fuel blockade.

Published:Thursday | April 24, 2008 | 11:23 AM

Amnesty International accused Ethiopian troops of capturing 40 Somali children during a raid on a mosque last week, and is calling for their release.

Published:Wednesday | April 23, 2008 | 3:14 PM

The National Union of Teachers in England and Wales said its members would be going on strike tomorrow.

Published:Wednesday | April 23, 2008 | 12:15 PM

Senator Hilary Clinton has beaten her opponent Barrack Obama to take the state of Pennsylvania in yesterday’s primaries.

Published:Tuesday | April 22, 2008 | 2:48 PM

Bulgaria\'s Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev has shuffled his cabinet in the wake of criticisms by the European Union (EU).

Published:Tuesday | April 22, 2008 | 10:02 AM

Oil prices in London and New York have hit fresh highs as fears over supply problems continue to drive the market.

Published:Monday | April 21, 2008 | 4:04 PM

The United Nations (UN) said the world must urgently increase food production to ease escalating prices.

Published:Monday | April 21, 2008 | 12:34 PM

A key opposition figure in Zimbabwe said African leaders and the UN must act to ensure democracy triumphs in that country.

Published:Friday | April 18, 2008 | 4:37 PM

The President of Zimbabwe,Robert Mugabe accused Britain of trying to re-colonise Zimbabwe.

Published:Friday | April 18, 2008 | 4:36 PM

An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude on the richter scale reportedly shook sections of Southern Illinois around 5.30 a.m. this morning.

Published:Friday | April 18, 2008 | 12:52 PM

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.

Published:Thursday | April 17, 2008 | 3:57 PM

South Africa has joined international calls for Zimbabwe\'s electoral commission to release the results of last month\'s presidential election.

Published:Thursday | April 17, 2008 | 12:40 PM

Brazil\'s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has rejected allegations that biofuels are responsible for the recent rise in global food prices.

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2008 | 4:20 PM

More than 50 Zimbabwean opposition supporters have been arrested after staging a strike yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2008 | 4:20 PM

At least 44 people were killed this morning after a bus ran off the road and plunged into a canal in New Delhi, India.

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2008 | 11:42 AM

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai said he would not contest a run off election if certain conditions were not met.

Published:Tuesday | April 15, 2008 | 2:41 PM

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.

Published:Tuesday | April 15, 2008 | 2:40 PM

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.

Published:Tuesday | April 15, 2008 | 1:58 PM

The European Union (EU) said it is studying further measures to help poor countries deal with rising food prices.

Published:Monday | April 14, 2008 | 3:06 PM

Forces in Iraq have reportedly freed a British journalist.

Published:Monday | April 14, 2008 | 3:05 PM

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.

Published:Monday | April 14, 2008 | 12:53 PM

The two Democratic rivals for their party\'s presidential nomination have both affirmed their support for abortion rights.

Published:Friday | April 11, 2008 | 3:22 PM

The former Communist Party chief in Shanghai, China, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.

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