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  • Red shirts defy government order

    News - Asia-Pacific
    About 5,000 people remain at an anti-government protest site in the capital of Thailand despite the expiry of a government deadline to leave the area. ...
  • Asian markets hit by Europe worries

    News - Business
    Asian stock markets fell sharply in early trading on Monday over fresh concern at Europe's debt woes. ...
  • Pakistan military kills 'fighters'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pakistan's military says it has killed more than 60 suspected fighters close to the country's border with Afghanistan. ...
  • BP begins siphoning off leaking oil

    News - Americas
    BP says it has begun drawing crude from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico in the first sign that the massive leak could be contained more than three weeks after it began. ...
  • Afghan religious leader killed

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A prominent Muslim religious leader pushing for peace has been assassinated in eastern Afghanistan along with two members of his family. ...
  • Iran, Turkey and Brazil declaration

    News - Middle East
    The following is a declaration agreed by Iran, Turkey and Brazil in Tehran on Monday setting out terms for a nuclear fuel swap. ...
  • Result unchanged after Iraq recount

    News - Middle East
    The Iraqiya bloc led by Iyad Allawi, a former Iraqi prime minister, looks set to be the largest party in parliament after a recount of results in Baghdad revealed no fraud took place, officials said. ...
  • Ash disrupts Europe air traffic

    News - Europe
    Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano has caused widespread disruption to airports across northern Europe, leaving passengers facing long delays and cancellations. ...
  • Al-Qaeda vows to protect US cleric

    News - Middle East
    Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the head of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has vowed to protect a cleric accused of terrorism by the US government. ...
  • Khan aims to dominate division

    News - Sports
    Britain's WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan made a smashing US debut at Madison Square Garden, pummelling local favourite Paulie Malignaggi before immediately switching his sights to becoming an Islamic figurehead in the sport. ...
  • Iran accepts nuclear-fuel swap deal

    News - Middle East
    Iran has signed an agreement brokered by Brazil to ship low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for nuclear fuel for its power plant, according to official media. ...
  • India bus blast 'kills dozens'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Up to 30 people, including member of India's security forces, have reportedly been killed when suspected Maoist fighters detonated a landmine under a bus in the east of the country. ...
  • Israel stops US academic at border

    News - Middle East
    Noam Chomsky, a renowned Jewish-American scholar and political activist, has been barred from entering the West Bank. ...
  • Afghan passenger plane crashes

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A passenger plane carrying 42 people on an internal flight between Kunduz and Kabul has crashed in a mountainous area of northern Afghanistan. ...
  • Feting a Fetid War

    Focus - Politics
    by Ivan ElandTo smooth over the stormy relationship with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama is throwing out the red carpet in Washington, D.C., for Karzai and his entourage. Vice President Joe Biden, who in the past has erupted in open ...
  • Mogadishu hit by heavy shelling

    News - Africa
    At least seven people have been killed in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after African Union peacekeepers exchanged mortar fire with fighters from the al-Shabab group. ...
  • Differences on Brazil's Iran engagement

    blogs - admin
    Differences on Brazil's Iran engagementBy Gabriel Elizondo Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is making a visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 15-17 for meetings with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and others. The trip comes on the heels of Ahmad...
  • BP prepares to siphon spilled oil

    News - Americas
    BP is struggling to get its latest effort to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to work as the US administration urges the UK-based energy company to clarify its intentions on paying for damage caused by the leak. ...
  • Sudanese opposition leader arrested

    News - Africa
    Sudanese authorities have arrested opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi at his home, according to his secretary. ...
  • Warning shots fired at N Korea ship

    News - Asia-Pacific
    A South Korean ship has fired warning shots to repel two North Korean patrol boats that crossed into the South's waters. ...

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