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Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 1:04 PM

Angola\'s parliament has approved a new constitution which abolishes direct presidential elections.

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 9:25 AM

Honduras\' President-elect, Porfirio Lobo has offered the country\'s ousted leader, Manuel Zelaya safe passage to the Dominican Republic.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 4:53 PM

The US White House is reporting that President Barack Obama plans to stick to his agenda including healthcare reforms, despite a shock defeat in a Massachusetts senate election.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 1:14 PM

The White House is reporting that US President Barack Obama plans to stick to his agenda including healthcare reforms despite shock defeat in a Massachusetts Senate election.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 9:04 AM

Republican Scott Brown has won the race for the US Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VIENNA (AP): Iran has formally responded to a nuclear fuel swap proposal backed by the world's major powers with a counter-offer effectively rejecting their demand that Tehran export most of the material it would need to make a warhead, diplomats said...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP): Japan Airlines filed for one of the country's largest bankruptcies ever yesterday, entering a restructuring that will shrink Asia's top carrier and its presence around the world. Staggering under a US$25.6-billion debt mountain...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nigeria (AP):Religious violence between Christians and Muslims erupted again yesterday in central Nigeria, and the state government called for more military units to enter the city where rioters have killed at least 27 people....

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 5:08 PM

People in the US state of Massachusetts are voting in a special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the late Edward Kennedy last August.

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 1:44 PM

Asia\'s biggest air carrier, Japan Airlines (JAL), has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 9:06 AM

One of the key figures in a conspiracy to set off three truck bombs in eastern Canada has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 5:47 PM

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, says he plans to take over a French-owned supermarket chain that runs dozens of stores in the country.

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 5:47 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced an offer of $2.5 million in emergency aid to Haiti, to help it cope with last week\'s earthquake.

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 1:10 PM

Conservative billionaire, Sebastian Pinera, has won Chile\'s presidential run-off, ending two decades of centre-left rule.

Published:Monday | January 18, 2010 | 1:10 PM

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital, Kabul, setting off explosions and sparking gun battles.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The British government banned an Islamist group notorious for glorifying al-Qaida and tied to terror plots at home and abroad, but its Lebanon-based spiritual leader promised to reorganise...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

St Vincent (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has removed two ministers from his Cabinet in a minor reshuffle that political observers say is designed to re-energise his administration ahead of a general election that could be held later this year.

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Federal trial on gay marriage begins - SAN FRANCISCO (AP):A federal trial to determine whether the United States (US) Constitution prohibits states from banning gay marriage has resumed.

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 6:46 PM

China\'s central bank has stepped in to curb lending in its banking system.

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 6:45 PM

A major US port in the state of North Carolina has been closed after containers carrying explosive material were found punctured in Morehead City.

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 12:57 PM

Three Britons and a Colombian have been kidnapped in Nigeria\'s oil rich Delta region.

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 12:57 PM

The governors of three US territories have written to the White House and Congress to seek more favourable funding under proposed health care reform legislation.

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2010 | 9:26 AM

The new school term has been delayed in parts of Tanzania because thousands of people are living in school buildings after floods destroyed their homes.

Published:Monday | January 11, 2010 | 5:26 PM

The first US federal trial to determine whether states are allowed to ban same-sex marriages has begun in San Francisco, California.

Published:Monday | January 11, 2010 | 5:26 PM

Israel\'s government has approved plans to construct a barrier along its border with Egypt in a bid to keep out illegal migrants and militants.

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