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  • Philippine mines to 'close' after landslide

    News - Asia-Pacific
    The Philippine government has ordered the shutdown of gold-mining tunnels in the country’s south after a deadly landslide left at least 31 people dead and up to 150 more missing. ...
  • Turkish ex-army chief held in jail for trial

    News - Europe
    A Turkish court has ordered a former armed forces chief to be remanded in custody overnight pending trial over charges of planning to overthrow the government. ...
  • Olympus whistleblower to sue over dismissal

    News - Business
    Whistleblower Michael Woodford has said that he will sue Olympus over his sacking as its chief executive after a "depressing" lack of support from Japanese institutional shareholders scuppered a bid to get his old job back. ...
  • Karzai demands US hand over Bagram prison

    News - Central/S. Asia
    Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, has demanded that the United States detention center at Bagram Air Base be handed over to Afghan control within a month, along with all Afghan citizens held by the coalition troops across the nation. ...
  • Senior Syrian official defects over crackdown

    News - Middle East
    A senior Syrian official has defected to the opposition movement in protest of the government’s ten-month crackdown on peaceful protests that has claimed thousands of lives across the country. ...
  • Deadly landslide rips through Philippine town

    News - Asia-Pacific
    A landslide that struck a community of gold prospectors in the southern Philippines has left at least 25 people dead and about 150 others missing, government officials say. ...
  • Pakistan Taliban claim soldiers' killing

    News - Central/S. Asia
    The Pakistani Taliban claim they have killed 15 paramilitary soldiers in the Spin Tal area in North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border. ...
  • Former Israel PM indicted in corruption case

    News - Middle East
    Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, has been indicted on corruption charges in the so-called Holyland case. ...
  • Nigeria police crack down on fuel protests

    News - Africa
    Police fired tear gas and beat protesters to force them out of a square they had occupied in an overnight sit-in in Nigeria's northern city of Kano as part of demonstrations over soaring fuel prices, an organiser said. ...
  • Bachmann bows out as Romney wins Iowa

    News - Americas
    Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman, has ended her bid to win the Republican US presidential nomination after coming in last in the the Iowa Republican caucuses. ...
  • Activists accuse Syria of misleading monitors

    News - Middle East
    Activists have accused the Syrian government of misleading Arab League observers by taking them to areas loyal to the government, changing street signs to confuse them, and sending supporters into hostile neighbourhoods to give false testimony. ...
  • Many killed in Mexico prison fight

    News - Americas
    A fight between rival gangs inside a prison in northern Mexico has left 31 inmates dead in the latest violence to erupt inside the country's overcrowded jails, local officials say. ...
  • Ex-army chief to be questioned in Turkey

    News - Europe
    Turkey's former chief of army staff has been called to court for questioning over allegations of his involvement in the creation of websites to discredit Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, and the governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP. ...
  • Philippine kidnappers seek $2m for Australian

    News - Asia-Pacific
    An Australian kidnapped by suspected Muslim separatists in the southern Philippines says in a video pleading for his life that his captors are demanding $2m in ransom. ...
  • Scandal-hit German president will not resign

    News - Europe
    Christian Wulff, the German president, has admitted in a television interview that he made a "grave mistake" by trying to prevent a newspaper from publishing an embarrassing story, but said had no plans to resign. ...
  • Boko Haram blasts continue in Nigeria

    News - Africa
    Three bomb blasts have hit the northern Nigerian cities of Maiduguri and Damaturu, just days after the areas were placed under a state of emergency, the military and witnesses say. ...
  • Indonesians sacrifice shoes for 'sandal boy'

    News - Asia-Pacific
    Indonesians have dumped over 1,200 pairs of sandals, flip-flops and slippers at collection points across the country in support of a teenage boy who was convicted of stealing. ...
  • Norway mass killer 'not psychotic'

    News - Europe
    Experts monitoring Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass killer, believe he is not psychotic, contradicting court-appointed psychiatrists. ...
  • 'Alarm over malnutrition' in Sudan states

    News - Africa
    The United Nations has received alarming reports of malnutrition in two Sudanese border states where the army is fighting armed groups, a senior UN official has said. ...
  • Greek PM asks unions to accept more cuts

    News - Europe
    Greece's Prime Minister has urged defiant union leaders to accept further income losses, warning that vital international rescue loans could otherwise dry up and force the debt-crippled country into a disorderly default in March. ...
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