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  • US agents aid Mexico murder probe

    News - Americas
    US security officials are helping Mexican authorities investigate the murder of two Americans connected with the US consulate in the city of Ciudad Juarez. ...
  • Conservatives Hate Trial by Jury

    Focus - Politics
    One of the things the mainstream media never mentions in discussing conservatives’ embrace of the Pentagon’s military-tribunal system in Cuba for prosecuting accused terrorists is the disdain that conservatives have for trial by jury, the right that o...
  • Noam Chomsky on Obama's Foreign Policy

    Focus - Analysis
    Noam Chomsky on Obama’s Foreign Policy, His Own History of Activism, and the Importance of Speaking Out We spend the hour with world-renowned linguist and dissident, Noam Chomsky. In a wide-ranging public conversation at the Harvard Memorial Church in C...
  • Thailand caught in protest standoff

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand have rallied outside a military base on the outskirts of the capital in an effort to increase pressure on the country's prime minister to stand down and call fresh elections. ...
  • Powerful cyclone batters Fiji

    News - Asia-Pacific
    A powerful cyclone has battered the South Pacific island nation of Fiji, damaging homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee to evacuation shelters. ...
  • Yemeni says al-Qaeda targets hit

    News - Middle East
    Yemen has carried out air attacks against what it said were al-Qaeda targets in the country's south, a day after the government said it killed two fighters there in a similar raid. ...
  • Car bomb blast strikes Iraqi city

    News - Middle East
    At least eight people have been killed and 21 others wounded after a car bomb exploded in a city in Iraq's western Anbar province. ...
  • Uribe allies win Colombia vote

    News - Americas
    Colombia's governing party and its allies have won a majority in the country's congressional elections. ...
  • Regional polls deal blow to Sarkozy

    News - Europe
    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, has been dealt a blow by French voters, as near-complete official results point to a strong showing by rival Socialists in regional polls. ...
  • European crackdown on Georgian gang

    News - Europe
    At least 60 suspected members of a Georgian mafia gang have been arrested in six European countries, Spanish court officials have said. ...
  • Allawi takes surprise Kirkuk lead

    News - Middle East
    Control of Iraq's parliament hangs in the balance as the latest election results show the coalitions of Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, and his chief rival, Iyad Allawi, leading in important but geographically distinct regions. ...
  • US steps up pressure on Israel

    News - Middle East
    The United States has stepped up pressure on Israel over its plans to build more settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem, despite an apology from the Israeli prime minister over the timing of the announcement. ...
  • Sudan opposition seeks poll delay

    News - Africa
    A number of Sudan's opposition leaders have met in Khartoum, the country's capital, to discuss the postponement of the elections - both presidential and parliamentary - due to take place between April 11 and 18. ...
  • Egypt clears way for women judges

    News - Middle East
    Egypt's top constitutional court has opened the way for women judges to be appointed to the influential State Council nearly a month after an internal vote on the issue was thrown out. ...
  • Beckham set to miss World Cup

    News - Sports
    David Beckham is almost certain to miss playing in his fourth World Cup after his surgeon gave a bleak outlook on the England midfielder's torn Achilles tendon. ...
  • Car bombs hit Nigeria oil city

    News - Africa
    Twin car bombs have exploded near the governor's office in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger delta region, in the middle of amnesty talks with fighters. ...
  • Israel to go ahead with settlements

    News - Middle East
    Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has rejected calls from the US to halt settlement plans in occupied East Jerusalem, saying plans for building new homes would go ahead. ...
  • Pakistan bombs 'Taliban positions'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pakistani fighter jets have killed at least 11 people at Taliban positions in Pakistan's northwest, officials say. ...
  • US alert over Mexico killings

    News - Americas
    The US State Department has authorised the families of diplomatic personnel based in northern Mexico to leave the country after the murder of two Americans connected with the consulate in the city of Ciudad Juarez. ...
  • Mock newscast sparks Georgia panic

    News - Europe
    A fake television report of a Russian invasion in Georgia has caused panic, sending worried Georgians rushing into the streets. ...


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