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Eastern United States braced for winter storm

Others | 27 December 2010
A swathe of the US eastern seaboard is braced for an intensifying winter storm that is dumping heavy snow as it sweeps north. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and severe weather warnings are in place from Georgia to Vermont as temperatures continue to plummet... More

Female suicide bomber was behind deadly Pakistan blast, official says

Others | 27 December 2010
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A young, female suicide bomber was behind a blast in Pakistan that killed at least 46 people and injured 105 others at a food distribution point, an official said Sunday... More

Ivory Coast warns of civil war

Others | 27 December 2010
Foreign intervention to oust Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo could ignite a civil war, a spokesman for the president has warned. West African leaders have warned of military action if Mr Gbagbo refuses to hand power to rival Alassane Ouattara... More

Pakistan suicide bombing kills dozens

Others | 26 December 2010
A female suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people in an attack on a large crowd receiving aid in north-west Pakistan, officials say. The blast took place in the town of Khar in the Bajaur region, in tribal areas close to the Afghan border - a Taliban and al-Qaeda stronghold... More

Christmas snow hits European travel plans

Others | 26 December 2010
Stranded air passengers have spent the night at airports in Paris and Brussels after freezing weather severely disrupted Christmas travel. Some 200 people slept overnight at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, which cancelled 400 flights because of snow and ice... More

Official: Christmas Eve bombings in Nigeria leave dead, injured

Others | 26 December 2010
(CNN) -- Five blasts went off in the Nigerian city of Jos Friday night as residents were celebrating Christmas Eve, leaving dead and injured, a regional government official said. The exact number of casualties was not determined, but an eyewitness said he counted eight dead... More

Barack Obama signs gay military law

Others | 23 December 2010
US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about.. More

Heathrow boss declines bonus amid travel chaos

Others | 23 December 2010
London (CNN) -- The chief executive of British airport operator BAA, which is responsible for London's Heathrow, says he will not be taking his bonus for 2010 following the travel chaos caused by heavy snow... More

Ivory Coast: France warns nationals to leave

Others | 23 December 2010
France says its 15,000 nationals in Ivory Coast should leave, as a "precaution", amid an ongoing crisis over a disputed presidential poll... More

Scare tactics feared in Sudan vote on split

Others | 22 December 2010
Khartoum, Sudan (CNN) -- Under a tree by a dusty street in Khartoum, university graduates are preparing to head home. They have a long journey ahead of them as these former students will travel from the north of Sudan to their homeland in the south... More

Iraqi parliament approves new government

Others | 22 December 2010
Iraq's parliament has approved a new government including all major factions, ending nine months of deadlock after inconclusive elections. In a special session, MPs voted for the 29 ministerial candidates nominated by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shia, who was reappointed for a second term... More

EU hits out at 'unacceptable' travel delays

Others | 22 December 2010
London (CNN) -- Passengers struggling to get away for the holiday season faced further frustration and delays Tuesday, as the EU's top travel official slammed snow disruptions across the region as "unacceptable.".. More

Snow disrupts travel across northern Europe

Others | 21 December 2010
Thousands of flights and train services have been cancelled across Europe because of snow and ice, leaving many travellers stranded. Few flights were leaving London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, and one third of flights were cancelled in major hubs like Paris and Frankfurt... More

Birmingham's makeover fails to reach migrant neighborhoods

Others | 21 December 2010
Birmingham, England (CNN) -- Since the second half of the last century Birmingham has always had a rich ethnic mix: in the 1950s Caribbean immigrants came over to drive buses and trains as well as work in the factories, followed by Asians, largely from India and Pakistan, and in the 1970s, Ugandan refugees... More

'Hundreds of protesters arrested' in Belarus

Others | 21 December 2010
Security forces in Belarus have arrested hundreds of people who protested against the result of Sunday's presidential election. At least seven presidential candidates were among those detained. Some of them were reportedly also beaten by police... More

Korea tension: UN security council holds crisis talks

Others | 20 December 2010
The UN Security Council is holding an emergency session to discuss escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula. Russia, which requested the talks, says it wants the UN to send a "restraining signal" to both North and South Korea... More

Police: Small plane crashes in Switzerland

Others | 20 December 2010
(CNN) -- A small plane crashed Sunday near Bever, Switzerland, and burst into flames, district police said.There were no immediate indications of how many people were on board and whether there were any fatalities. All available rescue personnel has been sent to the scene, according to the Graubuenden district police... More

Afghanistan attacks target army bases, killing 13

Others | 20 December 2010
Suicide attackers have targeted Afghan military bases in two cities, leaving 13 members of the security forces dead, along with at least five assailants. In the northern city of Kunduz, suicide bombers stormed an army recruitment centre, sparking a long gun battle... More

Gbagbo orders peacekeepers to leave Ivory Coast

Others | 19 December 2010
Incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has demanded that all foreign peacekeepers leave the country immediately, escalating a dispute over last month's presidential election... More

Frigid weather blasts Europe

Others | 19 December 2010
(CNN) -- A blast of harsh winter weather socked Europe on Saturday morning, causing travel chaos and sending temperatures into a deep-freeze ahead of a busy holiday travel week... More

'Don't ask, don't tell' gay soldier ban set for repeal

Others | 19 December 2010
The US Senate has taken a key step towards allowing gay people to serve openly in the military.Senators decided by 63-33 to advance a bill overturning the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for a final vote, which is expected soon... More