African migrants head for Colombia

Authorities detained more than 500 mainly African migrants last year in Colombia, a growing hub for people trafficking to the United States.

Shackled Nigerian bomb suspect betrays no emotion

His expression flat, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day hobbled into a Detroit courtroom on Friday.

A protest deferred

When it comes to calling for an end to the occupation in Palestine, South African demonstrators have more street-cred.

British convoy denied entry into Gaza

Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.

Britain shivers as temperatures drop to -21C

Temperatures in parts of Britain plummeted to below minus 21°C overnight, with forecasters predicting no let up in the cold snap.

Heavy snow slams North America, Europe

Blasts of Arctic winds and drifting snow gripped much of the northern United States and Canada on Thursday and heavy snows fell in Europe.

Report calls for research on nanoparticles in food

A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products.

Egyptian forces wound two Palestinians on Gaza border

Egyptian forces shot and wounded at least two Palestinians on Wednesday during a violent protest on the Egypt-Gaza border.

Indebted Dubai puts on brave face for tower opening

Dubai opened the world's tallest structure in a glitzy ceremony meant to put a brave face on crushing debt woes.

US and UK keep Yemen embassies shut for second day

Britain, the US and three other European nations either kept their embassies in Yemen closed or restricted public access.

New scanners break child porn laws

The introduction of body scanners at UK airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children.

Tunnels beneath Vegas a refuge for the homeless

Underneath its glitzy casinos, far from the bright marquees, there is another Las Vegas, a pitch-black, dank underworld.

Record snow brings travel misery to China

One person was killed and at least two others were missing in the mountains of central Japan after snow fell across the region.

Passengers face tough checks on US flights

Air travellers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs.

The war on terror has been about scaring people

The ease with which the plane bomber could operate exposes the vacuity and recklessness at the heart of the US response to 9/11

Pakistan backlash after volleyball bombing

Pakistani authorities faced a backlash on Sunday over security and medical failures after a suicide bomber killed 99 people at a volleyball game.

Modern tragedy with heroes and villains, but still no name

The Detroit bomber reminds us that the war with fundamentalism goes on. But the facts offer room for hope.

Somali charged with murder attempt on cartoonist

A Somali man has been charged with trying to murder a Danish artist whose cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad sparked a storm of protest.

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