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  • France backs Africa for UN seat

    News - Africa
    The French president has said Africa should be represented on the UN Security Council, promising to back changes when France leads the G8 and G20 groups of big economies next year. ...
  • Rocket attack kills Turkish troops

    News - Europe
    Six Turkish soldiers have been killed in a rocket attack on a navy base in the southern city of Iskenderun, local media has reported. ...
  • German president quits over remarks

    News - Europe
    Horst Koehler, the German president, has unexpectedly resigned following criticism over comments he made about military action abroad. ...
  • Police infiltrated in Iraq province

    News - Middle East
    Iraqis are scared to travel to Diyala, a province that experiences bombings and killings on a regular basis. ...
  • Ex-defence chief wins Colombia vote

    News - Americas
    Colombia's former defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos, has easily won the first round of the country's presidential election, but without the majority needed to avoid a June run-off with rival Antanas Mockus. ...
  • Afghan police officers die in blast

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A roadside bomb has killed seven police officers and injured another in Badakhshan, a remote northeastern province of Afghanistan, officials say. ...
  • Dozens dead in Cameroon bus crash

    News - Africa
    A bus crash in Cameroon has killed at least 30 people after rolling down a hill. ...
  • Henin out as Stosur faces Serena

    News - Sports
    Justine Henin received a standing ovation but it had a hollow ring for the Belgian as her 24-match winning run at the French Open came to a juddering halt and her script for a triumphant return lay in shreds. ...
  • Outrage over Israeli attack

    News - Middle East
    Shock and outrage has swept the globe after Israeli soldiers stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza. International powers are closing ranks in condemning the deadly raid.Reaction from around the world to Israel's attack: ...
  • Deadly Israeli raid on aid fleet

    News - Middle East
    Israeli commandos have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships off the coast of the Gaza Strip, killing up to 19 people on board. ...
  • Turks march against Israeli attack

    News - Europe
    Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Turkish city of Istanbul and around the world to denounce Israel over its attack on the convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships that left at least 19 people dead. ...
  • Czech parties hold coalition talks

    News - Europe
    Czech centre-right parties say they have reached broad agreement on priorities for the next government following a strong election win. ...
  • Scores killed in Americas storm

    News - Americas
    A tropical storm that lashed across three central American nations over the weekend has left close to 100 people dead and tens of thousands of others homeless. ...
  • Colombia to vote in national polls

    News - Americas
    Voters in Colombia are set to head to the polls on Sunday in a national election that will see the end of eight years of conservative leadership under current president Alvaro Uribe. ...
  • US crew faulted for drone deaths

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Investigators from the US military have found that "inaccurate and unprofessional'' reporting by US operators of a drone was behind a missile strike that killed 23 Afghan civilians in February. ...
  • Deadly storm strikes Guatemala

    News - Americas
    A powerful tropical storm has struck Guatemala, bringing torrential rains that have added to the disruption caused by an erupting volcano. ...
  • Canada sacks general in Afghanistan

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Brigadier General Daniel Menard, the chief of Canadian forces operating under Nato in Afghanistan, has been dismissed over allegations of an inappropriate relationship. ...
  • Bangladesh blocks Facebook

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Bangladesh has blocked social networking website Facebook over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and “obnoxious” images of the Muslim-majority country's leaders, officials say. ...
  • Hollywood wildman Hopper dies at 74

    News - Americas
    US film actor and director Dennis Hopper has died from prostate cancer at the age of 74. ...
  • UK minister resigns amid scandal

    News - Europe
    David Laws, Britain's chief treasury secretary, has resigned after admitting he claimed tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayers to rent rooms in homes owned by his long-term partner. ...


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