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Obama seeks equal partnership in Asia

Others | 14 November 2009
TOKYO – President Barack Obama pressed on with his mission to repair America's global standing, telling Asians he was determined to engage them as equal partners in the economy, diplomacy and security... More

Ethiopia rebels 'capture towns'

Others | 14 November 2009
Ethnic-Somali rebels in the south-east of Ethiopia say they have launched an offensive against government forces and captured several towns. .. More

9/11 family members welcome, criticize civilian trials

Others | 14 November 2009
(CNN) -- Some family members of 9/11 victims welcomed the announcement that five Guantanamo Bay detainees with alleged ties to the attacks will be tried in a New York civilian court, while others blasted the decision... More

Official: Fort Hood suspect asked military to give Muslims an out

Others | 11 November 2009
Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- The suspect in last week's deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood urged in 2007 that Muslims in the U.S. Army be allowed to claim conscientious objector status when it comes to fighting other Muslims in war, a defense official said Tuesday... More

Dam failure triggers huge blackout in Brazil

Others | 11 November 2009
(CNN) -- An important hydroelectric dam shared by Brazil and Paraguay failed Tuesday night, pushing a large swath of central and southern Brazil into darkness, said the country's minister of mines and energy, Edison Lobao... More

Korean naval ships clash at sea

Others | 10 November 2009
A South Korean warship has exchanged fire with a North Korean naval vessel, reports from both countries say. Officials in Seoul say the South Korean vessel opened fire when the Northern ship crossed a disputed sea border. The North Korean vessel then fired back. .. More

Landslide kills 39 in southern India

Others | 10 November 2009
NEW DELHI – A landslide triggered by torrential seasonal rains swept through a hilly region in southern India, killing at least 39 people, an official said Tuesday... More

Berlin celebrates demise of Wall

Others | 9 November 2009
World leaders are joining thousands of people marking 20 years since the Berlin Wall's fall, an event that paved the way for the end of the Cold War.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in East .. More

Scores die in El Salvador floods

Others | 9 November 2009
At least 124 people have been killed in El Salvador by flooding and landslides following days of heavy rain, the government says. President Mauricio Funes has declared a national emergency, describing the damages as "incalculable". .. More

US House backs healthcare reforms

Others | 8 November 2009
The US House of Representatives has backed a healthcare bill in a step towards reforms promised by President Obama, despite strong opposition. .. More

Saudi deaths in border fighting

Others | 8 November 2009
Saudi Arabia says three soldiers have died and four are missing after clashes with rebels to retake land on its border with Yemen. Reports say Shia rebels had crossed the Saudi border earlier in the week and taken an area called Jabal Dukhan. .. More

G20 vows to spur fragile growth

Others | 7 November 2009
Finance ministers from developing and rich countries meeting in Scotland have pledged to keep stimulus measures in place until global recovery is assured. .. More

Fort Hood suspect's religion was an issue, family says

Others | 7 November 2009
A police report was filed in the August 16 incident involving Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's Honda,and a neighbor was charged with criminal mischief. But what kind of impact that incident, and possibly.. More

Afghans die in 'Nato air strike'

Others | 7 November 2009
At least eight Afghans working with US forces have been killed in a Nato air strike in north-western Afghanistan, the defence ministry in Kabul says... More

Earthquake injures 700 in southern Iran

Others | 4 November 2009
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's state news agency says an earthquake has injured at least 700 people in the country's south. IRNA reported Wednesday that 100 of the injured had been hospitalized while the rest were minor cases... More

Five British soldiers shot dead

Others | 4 November 2009
Five British soldiers have been shot dead in Helmand Province, in an attack the UK military says was carried out by a "rogue" Afghan policeman. Three of the soldiers were from the Grenadier Guards and two were from the Royal Military Police. Several others were injured. .. More

Clinton seeks support for Mideast peace

Others | 3 November 2009
Marrakesh, Morocco (CNN) -- Speaking to the regional Forum for the Future, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged member nations to work toward Mideast peace... More

EU reform treaty passes last test

Others | 3 November 2009
The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has signed the EU's Lisbon Treaty, the final step in the charter's ratification. The treaty was drawn up to streamline decision-making in the EU, and is a watered-down version of a draft EU constitution rejected four years ago. .. More

Deadly blast hits Pakistan city

Others | 2 November 2009
At least 30 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. Police told the BBC a bomber blew himself up in the car park of a hotel, beside a bank. More than 40 people were injured, including women and children. .. More

Final round for UN climate talks

Others | 2 November 2009
The latest round of UN climate talks opens in Barcelona on Monday with major divisions remaining between countries. The week's session is the final chance for negotiators to hammer out a text before December's Copenhagen summit .. More

Obama goes to NJ for final pitch of '09 elections

Others | 1 November 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is making a last-minute campaign appearance for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election bid. Obama's scheduled to appear Sunday at a pair of rallies for the only incumbent governor seeking re-election. Just one of two governors' .. More