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  • Saudi 'al-Qaeda suspects' arrested

    News - Middle East
    Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, has arrested more than 100 people suspected of having links with al-Qaeda, the interior ministry has said. ...
  • Obama condemns Cuban 'repression'

    News - Americas
    The US president has reiterated a long-standing call for Cuba's leaders to release all political prisoners without conditions, calling the human rights situation in the country "deeply disturbing". ...
  • Runaway train crashes in Norway

    News - Europe
    Three people have been killed and three injured after a runaway freight train crashed into a building at an industrial port in Norway, police said. ...
  • Disputed island lost to the sea

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A tiny island claimed for nearly 30 years by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared beneath the rising seas, scientists in India say. ...
  • China protests over Uighur transfer

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The transfer of two ethnic Uighurs from the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay to Switzerland has triggered an angry reaction from China. ...
  • UN rights body censures Israel

    News - Europe
    The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed three resolutions condemning Israel over its policies in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories. ...
  • Israel launches fresh Gaza air raid

    News - Middle East
    Five people have been injured by Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security officials and witnesses say. ...
  • Iran ex-leader's grandson arrested

    News - Middle East
    A grandson of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president turned opposition supporter, has been arrested for allegedly taking part in post-election protests last year, a state news agency has said. ...
  • Alonso defiant over 'boring' race

    News - Sports
    Formula One. Fast cars, roaring engines, trackside glamour and…boredom? ...
  • Bin Laden threatens Americans

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Osama bin Laden has in a new audio recording threatened to kill any Americans that al-Qaeda takes prisoner if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered as one of the masterminds behind the September 11 attacks, is executed. ...
  • Dubai World announces debt plan

    News - Business
    The Dubai government has announced details of a plan to repay the $26bn debts owed by the state-owned Dubai World conglomerate. ...
  • Second bite for shark protection

    News - Middle East
    Delegates at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) could face fresh votes on whether to tighten or relax the protection of a number of species on the last day of a conference in Qatar. ...
  • Pope 'failed to act' over abuse

    News - Europe
    Senior Vatican officials, including Pope Benedict XVI, have been accused of not doing enough to stop sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the US, the New York Times newspaper has reported. ...
  • US vows help for Mexico drug war

    News - Americas
    The US secretary of state has pledged to help Mexico broaden its war on drug gangs, saying the cartels were not just at war with the Mexican government but with the US as well. ...
  • China Rio Tinto trial wraps up

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The politically-sensitive trial of four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has concluded in a Shanghai court, with judges retiring to consider their verdict. ...
  • UK arrests alleged insider traders

    News - Europe
    Britain's financial services regulatory body has raided homes and offices of Deutsche Bank and hedge fund Moore Capital employees in London as part of an investigation into alleged insider trading. ...
  • Somali pirates broaden attacks

    News - Africa
    Suspected Somali pirates have seized two ships hundreds of miles off the coast of Africa, in waters outside the zone patrolled by Navfor, the European Union naval force fighting piracy in the Gulf of Aden. ...
  • Dubai jewelry firm faces sanctions

    News - Business
    A regulator in the UAE has hit Damas, a jewelry company with headquarters in Dubai, with unprecedented penalties over charges of corporate corruption. ...
  • Colombian troops rescue oil workers

    News - Americas
    Colombian troops have rescued five local oil contractors kidnapped five days ago by fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) near the Venezuelan border, army officials said. ...
  • Pakistan seeks better US ties

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pakistan has presented a wishlist to the United States, including requests for military equipment and nuclear co-operation, ahead of high-level talks in Washington, according to US and Pakistani officials. ...


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