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Obama admits delay on Guantanamo

Others | 18 November 2009
US President Barack Obama has for the first time admitted that the US will miss the January 2010 deadline he set for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison... More

U.S. ship fends off second pirate attack

Others | 18 November 2009
(CNN) -- The U.S.-flagged cargo ship Maersk Alabama, which played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring, was attacked again Wednesday. But this time, the container ship fended off the attack by firing back, the European Union's anti-piracy force said. .. More

Taliban blow up girls' school in Pakistan: officials

Others | 17 November 2009
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Taliban militants blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district on Tuesday, the third such attack in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan so far this month, officials said... More

Pirates seize N Korea tanker crew

Others | 17 November 2009
A chemical tanker with a crew of 28 North Koreans has been hijacked by pirates near Somalia, the European Union's naval force says. The MV Theresa VIII, a Singaporean-operated tanker, was taken in the south Somali Basin, 180 nautical miles north west of the Seychelles. .. More

Apology for kids shipped from Britain to colonies

Others | 16 November 2009
CANBERRA, Australia – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued a historic apology Monday to thousands of impoverished British children shipped to Australia with the promise of a better life, only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home... More

Obama presses China over rights

Others | 16 November 2009
US President Barack Obama has told China that individual rights and freedoms should be available to all. He told an audience of Chinese students that certain freedoms were universal - and not just limited to Americans. .. More

Obama begins China visit

Others | 15 November 2009
(CNN) -- President Obama arrived in China on Sunday, where his visit has created waves -- good and bad. At local markets, Chinese government officials banned a popular Obama shirt over fears that it would offend their guest... More

US demands Afghan 'bribery court'

Others | 15 November 2009
The Afghan president must set up a "major crimes tribunal" and an anti-corruption commission, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says. She told ABC television that Hamid Karzai "can do better". .. More

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