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  • Appeal planned over Villepin ruling

    News - Europe
    French prosecutors have said they will appeal the judgement clearing Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, of plotting to smear Nicolas Sarkozy, the current president, to sabotage his bid for the presidency. ...
  • Asia urged to 'save the tigers'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The World Bank has urged China and other Asian countries to close down privately-run tiger farms, saying they are inhumane and fuel demand for body parts of the endangered big cats. ...
  • Author JD Salinger dies

    News - Americas
    JD Salinger, the American author of The Catcher in the Rye, has died, aged 91. ...
  • Civilians killed in Somalia clashes

    News - Africa
    At least nine people, mainly civilians, have been killed in fresh fighting in the Somali capital, witnesses and medics have said. ...
  • Obituary: Howard Zinn

    News - Americas
    Howard Zinn, the American author of the bestseller A People's History of the United States and several other books, was as much known as a political activist as he was a historian for the people. ...
  • Vietnam democracy activist jailed

    News - Asia-Pacific
    An author and democracy activist who criticised Vietnam's communist government has been sentenced to four years in jail after a trial lasting half a day. ...
  • N Korea detains second US man

    News - Asia-Pacific
    North Korea says it has arrested an American man for trespassing on its border with China, the second to be detained in two months. ...
  • Flawless Federer cruises into final

    News - Sports
    Roger Federer was at his brilliant best as he demolished Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to join Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Australian Open. ...
  • Blair stands by Iraq war decision

    News - Europe
    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has stood by his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, saying he would make the same decision again. ...
  • Hamas blames Israel for Dubai death

    News - Middle East
    Hamas has claimed that one of its commanders was assassinated by Israeli agents in Dubai. ...
  • Sri Lanka opposition offices raided

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Dozens of police commandoes have raided the Colombo offices of Sarath Fonseka, the defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate. ...
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change

    News - Middle East
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. ...
  • Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

    Focus - Analysis
    A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howar...
  • Clinton in Haiti appeal to Davos

    News - Europe
    Bill Clinton, the former US president, has urged global corporate bosses to help rebuild earthquake-hit Haiti, saying it should be seen as a business opportunity and not aid. ...
  • Ukrainian interior minister sacked

    News - Europe
    Ukraine's parliament has sacked the country's interior minister, in what could be a powerful blow to Yulia Tymoshenko, the prime minister, who is running for president in an upcoming election.   ...
  • Bangladesh hangs Mujib killers

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Five former Bangladeshi soldiers have been executed for the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country's independence leader and first president, in a military coup over three decades ago. ...
  • Toyota expands US recall

    News - Business
    Toyota, the world's number one carmaker, has said it is recalling another one million vehicles sold in the United States, a day after suspending the sale of eight models amid worries over a potentially faulty accelerator pedal. ...
  • Malaysia suspects linked to bomber

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Ten people arrested last week in Malaysia on suspicion of terror activities have ties to a Nigerian accused of attempting to blow up a US plane last month, a newspaper report says. ...
  • Murray marches into Open final

    News - Sports
    Britain's Andy Murray reached the final of the Australian Open for the first time with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 over Croatian Marin Cilic. ...
  • Karzai seeks Afghan reconciliation

    News - Europe
    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has said his country must reach out to its "disenchanted brothers" in an effort to stabilise the war ravaged nation. ...

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