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  • Sudan rebels 'freeze' peace talks

    News - Africa
    Sudan's largest rebel group says it will suspend peace talks with the Sudanese government because of alleged violence in the west of the country. ...
  • US airlines planning merger deal

    News - Business
    United Airlines and Continental Airlines have announced that they are to merge in a move that would create the world's biggest carrier. ...
  • EU agrees $146bn bailout for Greece

    News - Business
    The European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed a $146.2bn bailout package over three years to rescue Greece's indebted economy. ...
  • CIA base targeted by suicide bomber

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A suicide bomber has struck a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan, the same location where the US intelligence agency suffered the deadliest attack in its history several months ago. ...
  • North Korea's Kim 'visits China'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, has reportedly arrived in China for his first overseas visit since a suspected stroke in 2008. ...
  • Somali fighters seize coastal town

    News - Africa
    Heavily armed fighters from Somalia's Hizbul Islam group have seized a town used by pirates in the country's north, residents said. ...
  • Iran denies Kuwait espionage

    News - Middle East
    Iran has denied allegations that it is running an espionage ring in Kuwait. ...
  • UN investigates DR Congo massacre

    News - Africa
    The United Nations has started investigating reports of the killing of about 100 Congolese in an attack by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in February. ...
  • Christians targeted in Mosul blasts

    News - Middle East
    A shopkeeper has been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, as two bombs went off near buses carrying Christian students. ...
  • Iran resolve headscarf ban

    News - Sports
    The Iranian girls football team have been told they will be allowed to compete at the Youth Olympics in August, after the sport's governing body offered them a compromise over their head scarves. ...
  • Ahmadinejad speech met by walkout

    News - Americas
    Delegates from the US, Britain and France have walked out of a nuclear non-proliferation conference at the UN general assembly in New York after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, criticised nuclear weapon states. ...
  • BP to pay for US oil-spill costs

    News - Americas
    Oil giant BP has said that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude oil for at least another week. ...
  • Mumbai attacker found guilty

    News - Central/S. Asia
    An Indian court has convicted Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, 22, of taking part in a series of deadly attacks in India's financial hub, Mumbai, in November 2008. ...
  • Netanyahu in Egypt to discuss peace

    News - Middle East
    The Egyptian president and the Israeli prime minister have discussed the renewal of the Middle East peace process ahead of US-backed indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. ...
  • Thai cabinet meets over red shirts

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Thailand's cabinet has held an emergency meeting to try to resolve the long-running standoff with anti-government protesters. ...
  • Deaths in Southern Sudan clash

    News - Africa
    At least seven people have been killed in southern Sudan, according to a military official, after men said to be supporters of a defeated a candidate in regional elections attacked an army base. ...
  • Dozens dead in Somali mosque blasts

    News - Africa
    At least 32 people have been killed and more than 70 others injured after two bombs exploded at a mosque in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. ...
  • Immigration law sparks US protests

    News - Americas
    Thousands of people across the United States have gathered for protests against a tough new immigration law passed in the state of Arizona. ...
  • Myanmar 'still needs cyclone help'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Two years after Cyclone Nargis devastated large areas of Myanmar, a critical shortfall of aid is threatening long-term recovery and placing more than two million people at risk, the UN has said. ...
  • BP defends oil clean-up effort

    News - Business
    BP, the UK-based energy company, has said it is doing "everything we can" to control the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico that threatens to cause an environmental disaster along the southern US coast. ...

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