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  • US tips off airlines of bomb tactic

    News - Americas
    The US government's department for Homeland Security is alerting air carriers to a potential new bombing tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses, according to an official. ...
  • Why do Jewish groups ignore Beck?

    Focus - Analysis
    by MJ RosenbergHas anyone noticed that right-wingers are really exercised about anti-Semitism these days except when it emanates from right-wingers? ...
  • UN probes Manning's jail treatment

    News - Americas
    The United Nations is looking into a complaint on behalf of a US soldier who is said to have been mistreated while held since May in US army custody pending trial. ...
  • Charges urged in Swiss nuclear case

    News - Europe
    A Swiss magistrate has said three engineers suspected of giving nuclear weapons to the Khan network in Pakistan should face smuggling charges. ...
  • Profile: Rupert Murdoch

    News - Americas
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is one of the world's biggest media conglomerates and its influence spans many continents, making Murdoch a very powerful man and certainly not someone to mess with. ...
  • Leaks show Indonesia military abuse

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The US government's decision to renew military ties with Indonesia was made in spite of serious concerns expressed by its diplomats about the Indonesian military's activities in the province of West Papua. ...
  • Afghan police checkpoint bombed

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A suicide bomber has struck at a police checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing one officer and injuring three civilians. ...
  • US Senate approves new 'START' pact

    News - Americas
    The United States Senate has approved a new deal with Russia on capping nuclear arms, marking a major foreign policy victory for Barack Obama, the US president. ...
  • Russia poised to ratify START

    News - Europe
    Russia's parliamentary speaker has said that the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with the US could be ratified in the country within days. ...
  • Australians 'guilty of terror plot'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Three men who believed Islam was under threat from Australia and other Western nations were convicted in an Australian court for plotting a suicide attack against a Sydney army base. ...
  • Ex-Argentina leader jailed for life

    News - Americas
    A Buenos Aires court has sentenced Jorge Videla, the former Argentine military dictator, to life in prison for his role in the torture and murder of at least 31 political prisoners during the country's so-called Dirty War from 1976-83. ...
  • US approves aid to 9/11 rescuers

    News - Americas
    The US Congress has approved a multi-billion dollar health care bill to help emergency workers who became ill following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. ...
  • New reviews for Guantanamo inmates

    News - Americas
    The Obama administration is considering the creation of a "periodic review" process for Guantanamo Bay detainees who are deemed to be too dangerous to be released, but who cannot be tried in either civilian or military courts. ...
  • Man Utd: no plan to change owners

    News - Business
    A Manchester United director has said that the American owners will sell the club eventually but that day is a "long way down the line". ...
  • Blasts hit two embassies in Rome

    News - Europe
    Separate blasts at the Chilean and Swiss embassies in Rome have wounded two people, according to Italian police. ...
  • Cote d'Ivoire military backs Gbagbo

    News - Africa
    The Ivorian military stands united behind Laurent Gbagbo, a spokesperson said, after a political ally of rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara warned foreign leaders may resort to force to oust him. ...
  • ECO summit kicks off in Turkey

    News - Europe
    Turkey is hosting leaders from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian states at an economic summit which illustrates Ankara's growing regional influence. ...
  • N Korea prepared for 'holy war'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    North Korea's minister of armed forces has said its military is prepared to wage a "holy war" against South Korea using its nuclear deterrent after what he called Seoul's attempt to initiate conflict. ...
  • Carrots Likely Better Than Sticks in Iran Dealings

    Focus - Analysis
    by Ivan ElandAlthough the recently released WikiLeaks secrets document the well-known animosity of Iran’s neighbors to the radical Islamist regime -with their hopes for a U.S. attack on the nation over its nuclear enrichment program- talks to end the Ir...
  • Saudi king leaves hospital

    News - Middle East
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has left a New York hospital in good health, the kingdom's state news agency reported on Wednesday. ...

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