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Published:Monday | June 9, 2008 | 4:04 PM

The South Korean government is sending delegates to the US for talks on a controversial beef deal that has triggered weeks of protests.

Published:Monday | June 9, 2008 | 10:45 AM

Rescue teams in Ukraine are battling to save 37 miners believed to be trapped underground after a gas explosion.

Published:Friday | June 6, 2008 | 2:36 PM

The US unemployment rate reportedly rose at its fastest pace in more than two decades last month fuelling fears of a recession in the world\'s largest economy.

Published:Friday | June 6, 2008 | 2:35 PM

China is sending medics to offer reverse sterilisation operations to parents who lost their only children in last month\'s earthquake.

Published:Thursday | June 5, 2008 | 1:43 PM

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team said she would withdraw from the race to become the Democratic candidate for the United States presidency, and back her rival Barack Obama.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 4:41 PM

US Senator Barack Obama has pledged unwavering support for Israel in his first foreign policy speech since declaring himself the Democratic nominee for president.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 4:40 PM

Zimbabwe police detained opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai during a campaign for the country\'s presidential election.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 9:48 AM

The authorities in Belize have confirmed that four people have died and three are missing after the floods brought on by two storms.

Published:Wednesday | June 4, 2008 | 9:47 AM

Senator Barack Obama yesterday became the first African American to be nominated for president of the United States.

Published:Monday | June 2, 2008 | 5:50 PM

A school bus in France has crashed into a train causing serious damage to passengers.

Published:Friday | May 30, 2008 | 4:13 PM

A young boy in Pakistan has been killed by his teacher for not doing his homework.

Published:Friday | May 30, 2008 | 2:36 PM

A young boy in Pakistan has been killed by his teacher for not doing his homework.

Published:Friday | May 30, 2008 | 10:44 AM

United States presidential hopeful Barack Obama said he may travel to Iraq between winning the Democratic nomination and the November general election.

Published:Thursday | May 29, 2008 | 3:41 PM

Taiwan has accepted an invitation from China to restart bilateral talks that have been suspended for a decade.

Published:Thursday | May 29, 2008 | 3:40 PM

A train crash in Boston, United States has left one person dead and several others injured.

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.

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