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Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Ang San Suu Kyi met the country’s President Thein Sein on Friday, in what has been described as the latest olive
Libyan rebels celebrating major advances on the road to Tripoli now say they have almost captured the town of Zlitan to the east of the capital.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has told the court trying her for abuse of office that she is unwell and she wants to be examined by
Following Black Thursday’s falls of up to six percent, there was another sharp sell-off on European stock markets on Friday as shares in some banks
Revolutions can be messy affairs, especially when there is a resort to arms, a regime turns in on itself, and civil war looms.
A lashing monsoon rain was not enough to put off the jubilant crowds in New Delhi as India’s anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare was freed from
A judge has ruled that Anders Behring Breivik must remain in solitary confinement for another four weeks, ignoring complaints from the Norwegian mass
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have pledged that his crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators was over, but new amateur footage from Damascus
The violence has intensified in the aftermath of the deadly ambush of Israeli vehicles near the resort of Eilat.
Gaza militants fired at least 10
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the most high profile leader so far to visit Mogadishu during Somalia’s famine.
He and his
Dramatic amateur footage captured the moment a deadly storm swept through an outdoor pop festival in Belgium, causing death and destruction.
More than 40 people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistan.
The blast ripped through the building in Jamrud in the
On day two of Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain the pontiff left Madrid, boarding the pope-mobile for the journey to El Escorial – a vast palace and
Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has launched his public hunger strike after being released from jail in New Delhi.
Earlier he had
Taliban gunmen have killed at least nine people as they stormed the British Council charity in Kabul and held off the security forces for eight
Russia says it opposes American and European calls for Syria’s President al-Assad to step down. According to Moscow, he needs more time to implement
Two decades on, the image of Boris Yeltsin climbing onto a tank outside parliament remains the reference for many remembering the failed coup against
Taliban suicide fighters have stormed the British Council charity in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least nine people and wounding around
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Madrid for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day.
New York City firefighters made an unusual rescue, plucking a mechanic from the cab of a salt spreader that had smashed through the wall of the
Fire guts a Royal Dutch Shell facility in the Niger Delta after an oil spill.
The death toll has risen to five after a violent storm lashed an outdoor pop festival in Belgium.
A further 40 people were injured, some seriously
Chile is reliving the horrors of the Pinochet era, with a new report exposing almost 10,000 new cases of human rights violations during the
Asian markets opened as much as four per cent down on Friday, amid increasing fears that the US economy is sliding into recession. The steepest drops
Collapsed stages at a Belgian music festival have left at least five people dead. Two of the platforms apparently buckled after being hit by trees
The Gaza Strip has been rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes, following a number of attacks in Israel earlier in the day.
The United States and European Union have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking a tougher stance on the killing of
Protesters unhappy with the Pope’s visit to Spain were out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square on Thursday evening. Furious at the cost of hosting the
Pope Benedict XVI began his four day visit to Spain on Thursday by denouncing the principle of “profits before people”.
The 84 year old pontiff was