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Making a splash and making history, an ex-British army captain has become the first man to walk the full length of the Amazon.
It has been another day of drama at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor in the Hague.
Hollywood actress Mia Farrow and
Airbus says it is on track to secure orders for well over 50 passenger jets from Middle Eastern and North African airlines this year.
Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with incumbent Paul Kagame predicted to win by a landslide.
Rights groups say the poll is a
Paul Kagame’s supporters hail him as a visionary, even while his adversaries call him a dictator, alleging that he muzzles the media and political
In Europe, the human cost of flash floods is much smaller but heavy downpours over the weekend have caused significant damage.
At least 15 people
Chrysler has posted a second-quarter net loss of 130 million euros. That was slightly less than it lost in the first three months of the year and
China’s economy will enjoy a strong, stable second half according to leading government economist Zhang Yutai.
He heads the Development Research
German exports rose more than expected in June: they were up by 3.8 percent from May as foreign demand continues to drive a strong recovery in
On Monday BP updated the cost of dealing with its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to the equivalent of 4.6 billion euro.
That includes 240
A torrent of mud and floodwater engulfed the town of Zhaoqu, in northwest China, sweeping away low rise homes and burying apartment blocks up to 3
Israel’s Prime Minister has strongly defended the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine Turkish activists were killed. Benjamin Netanyahu
Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend.
Moscow’s mortality rate has reportedly doubled since smoke from wildfires blanketed the Russian capital with a toxic cloud.
Health officials have
The scale of Pakistan’s flood crisis is worse than the 2004 tsunami, senior UN sources said on Monday. An estimated 15 million people have now been
The scourge of HIV/AIDs continues to blight sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwe, however, appears to be bucking the trend. Despite its huge political and
Fire-fighters have managed to contain some of the blazes in Portugal but others are still out of control.
In the Chuvashia republic in central Russia, the fire has come up dangerously close to the capital Cheboksary. About 500 people were evacuated out of
A mosque in Hamburg which has become known for its connections to the September the 11th attacks has been closed down by the authorities.
Massive mudslides engulfed a town in the northwest of China, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 residents missing, state media
There’s been another dramatic day in The Hague as Hollywood actress Mia Farrow gave evidence to the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian president
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has seen for himself the devastation after massive mudslides in the north west of China. At least 127 people have died and
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told an internal Israeli inquiry that the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May was lawful.
Rwandans are voting for a new president with the result widely tipped as a foregone conclusion.
Despite allegations of a clampdown on opposition
Georgia commemorates the second anniversary of the short war against Russia and its victims.