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US, Cuba clash over immigration at start of talks

In the first round of historic talks between the two countries, the US vowed to continue giving Cubans safe haven, despite Cuba's objections.

US, Cuba begin talks to restore diplomatic ties

The talks aim to restore diplomatic ties and eventually normalise relations between the two, which have been locked in Cold War-era hostilities.

West Africa Ebola outbreak worst ever, says WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially the worst the world has seen as the death toll breaches 600, says the World Health Organisation.

Sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn dropped

A judge has dropped all sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, after the credibility of the accuser was questioned.

Strauss-Kahn’s accuser: Schemer or survivor?

First she was portrayed as a model of virtue who was violated by a rich and powerful man. Then she was presented as a liar and a schemer.

New York hard hit as winter storm slams north-east

A blizzard pummeled the north-eastern United States on Monday, burying cities in knee-deep snow and leaving thousands camped at airports.

Blizzard slams US north-east, causes air travel havoc

The first widespread blizzard of the season slammed the north-eastern United States on the heavily travelled Christmas weekend on Sunday.

Time names Mark Zuckerberg Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the Facebook social networking site, was named <i>Time</i> magazine's 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday.

US arrests man in New York car bomb attempt

A man of Pakistani origin has been arrested on suspicion he bought the vehicle used in the failed car bombing in New York's Times Square last weekend.

New York activates security plan after Moscow bombings

New York police doubled patrols of the subway system and sent police cars to transit hubs as a precaution following the Moscow subway bombings.

Flu kills Canadian, first cases in Japan, Australia

The new H1N1 flu killed its first patient in Canada, making it the third country after Mexico and the United States to report a death from the virus.

Flu-hit Mexico to resume business, pork row erupts

Mexico will resume normal business operations this week after easing its swine flu restrictions, but the global flu alert triggered a trade dispute.

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