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  • Rio Tinto executive 'pleads guilty'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    An Australian executive with mining company Rio Tinto has pleaded guilty to taking bribes, a defence lawyer has said. ...
  • US warns ships of attacks off Yemen

    News - Middle East
    The US government has warned ships sailing off Yemen's coast that they are susceptible to attacks by al-Qaeda. ...
  • Poll body rejects Iraq recount call

    News - Middle East
    Iraq's election commission has dismissed calls from Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, for all of the votes in the March 7 parliamentary election to be recounted by hand. ...
  • Pakistan to probe nuclear scientist

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Pakistan's government has filed a petition to investigate a nuclear scientist who faces accusations of seeking to help Iran develop atomic weapons. ...
  • US rally demands immigration reform

    News - Americas
    Thousands of protesters have gathered in the US capital to demand immigration reform that defends the rights of foreign workers. ...
  • Tropical storm hits Australia

    News - Asia-Pacific
    A powerful storm lashing across the northeast coast of Australia have torn roofs from buildings, smashed boats into rocks, and cut power and communication lines to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. ...
  • Bashir 'must face Darfur charges'

    News - Africa
    A senior member of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) has called for the country's president to face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). ...
  • China ramps up pressure on Google

    News - Business
    China's state media has lashed out at Google, accusing the internet search giant of seeking to impose a foreign political agenda on China amid speculation that the company is preparing to make an announcement on the future of its business in China. ...
  • Iran's enemies 'planned civil war'

    News - Middle East
    Iran's supreme leader has said that enemies of his country had plans to bring about a civil war in the Islamic republic in the aftermath of last June's disputed presidential elections. ...
  • Venezuela announces power penalties

    News - Americas
    Venezuela has said it will cut the power for a 24-hour period to 80 firms that have failed to meet electricity usage reduction targets. ...
  • Messi hat trick destroys Zaragoza

    News - Sports
    Lionel Messi's second hat trick in eight days took his season tally to 34 goals and helped Barcelona beat Real Zaragoza 4-2 on Sunday to stay second in the Spanish league behind Real Madrid. ...
  • US-Israel relations 'rock solid'

    News - Americas
    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has told America's pro-Israel lobby that Washington's commitment to Israel is "rock solid", despite its recent criticism over Israel's settlement building plans. ...
  • US passes landmark healthcare bill

    News - Americas
    The US House of Representatives has passed a landmark bill overhauling the country's healthcare system, finally pushing through the top item on Barack Obama's domestic agenda. ...
  • Afghan group on 'Kabul mission'

    News - Central/S. Asia
    A senior delegation representing one of the main Afghan anti-government movements is in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, with a plan for peace talks with the Afghan government, a presidential spokesman has said. ...
  • Israeli raid strikes Gaza tunnel

    News - Middle East
    Israeli fighter jets have struck southern part of the Gaza Strip in an overnight raid, targeting what the Israeli military said was an arms smuggling tunnel. ...
  • Democrats predict healthcare win

    News - Americas
    US Democrats have predicted that they will be able to pass a controversial bill overhauling the country's healthcare system. ...
  • Drought plagues southwest China

    News - Asia-Pacific
    More than 50 million people in southwestern China are being affected by the worst drought in 60 years. ...
  • Civilians die in Afghan attacks

    News - Central/S. Asia
    At least 10 civilians have been killed and seven others wounded after a bomb exploded near a crowd of people celebrating the Afghan new year in Helmand province, a government official said. ...
  • Fatal explosion hits Pakistani city

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Three people have been killed and 12 others wounded after a bomb planted on a bicycle detonated in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, local sources say. ...
  • Iceland volcano prompts evacuations

    News - Europe
    Authorities in southern Iceland have moved hundreds of people from the area around an errupting volcano. ...

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