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  • China hosts Myanmar military leader

    News - Asia-Pacific
    China has hailed Myanmar as a "friendly neighbour" and warned the world not to meddle in itsĀ  forthcoming election. ...
  • Chinese workers to sue Mitsubishi

    News - Business
    About 100 elderly Chinese workers who say they were forced to work in Japanese mines during World War II plan to sue Mitsubishi Materials Corp next week, their lawyer has said. ...
  • Obama unveils infrastructure plan

    News - Americas
    Barack Obama, the US president, has unveiled an ambitious plan to revamp US transport infrastructure in a bid to kickstart the country's ailing economy ahead of forthcoming mid-term congressional elections. ...
  • Greece PM reshuffles cabinet

    News - Europe
    The Greek prime minister has reshuffled his government, with the apparent aim of speeding up the economic revival of the country, which had been on the brink of bankruptcy. ...
  • More floods peril in Pakistan

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pakistani authorities are racing to protect two southern towns and their 360,000 residents from surging floods, as the nation struggles to cope with its worst natural disaster in nearly a century. ...
  • Tropical storm hits Mexico

    News - Americas
    Tropical Storm Hermine has slammed into northeastern Mexico near the Texas border, dumping heavy rain on a region still recovering from Hurricane Alex's visit in June. ...
  • EU states vow migration cooperation

    News - Europe
    Six European Union (EU) governments and Canada have vowed to cooperate in cracking-down on illegal immigration. ...
  • Wozniacki downs Sharapova

    News - Sports
    Caroline Wozniacki cleared one of the major hurdles in her bid to win the women's US Open title when she downed an error-prone Maria Sharapova, who is still battling to regain her best form after struggling with injuries for the past two seasons. ...
  • Afghan bank officers' assets frozen

    News - Business
    Afghanistan has frozen the assets of leading shareholders and borrowers at Kabul Bank, the country's leading private bank, in the wake of the crisis sparked by the resignation of two high-level directors. ...
  • Australia's Labor clings to power

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, is set to form a minority government after winning the support of two independent politicians. ...
  • Warnings against Quran burning plan

    News - Central/S. Asia
    US military commanders in Afghanistan have said that a small Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks could endanger the lives of American troops. ...
  • ElBaradei urges election boycott

    News - Middle East
    Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian presidential hopeful, has called for a boycott of upcoming elections and threatened "civil disobedience" if the government does not agree to political reforms. ...
  • S Africa workers suspend strike

    News - Africa
    South African public workers unions have suspended a nationwide strike involving 1.3 million civil servants that has threatened to bring the economy to a halt. ...
  • Israeli FM doubts peace possibility

    News - Middle East
    Israel's foreign minister has been quoted by the country's army radio as saying he believes that peace with the Palestinians is unattainable in a year or "during the next generation". ...
  • Guatemala declares day of mourning

    News - Americas
    Guatemala will hold a national day of mourning on Monday for the victims killed by more than 50 landslides across the country. ...
  • Barak seals Russian defence deal

    News - Europe
    Russia and Israel have signed a military co-operation agreement, according to the defence ministers of the two countries. ...
  • Germany extends reactors' lifespan

    News - Europe
    The German government has decided to extend the lifespans of the country's nuclear reactors. ...
  • Final talks on Australia leadership

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The three independent politicians who will decide who forms Australia's next government have held final meetings with the country's prime minister and the opposition leader. ...
  • Deaths in DR Congo boat accidents

    News - Africa
    Hundreds of people are believed to have died in two separate river-boat accidents on the Democratic Republic of Congo's vast rivers over the weekend. ...
  • IAEA: Iran boosts nuclear work

    News - Middle East
    Iran's total production of low-enriched uranium has risen by around 15 per cent since May to reach 2.8 tonnes, according to a restricted UN report. ...

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