The House of Commons votes to hold a referendum on reforming the Westminster voting system on 5 May next year.
Candidates have made a last push for votes ahead of the US Congressional mid-term elections, with Barack Obama's Democrats facing a serious reverse.
AS IF he did not have quite enough on his plate at the moment, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi yesterday appeared to…
The Kosovan government has been brought down by a vote of no-confidence less than three years after Kosovo declared itself independent.
An albino is elected as an MP for the first time in Tanzania, telling the BBC it is a "victory for all albinos", who face widespread persecution in the East African nation.
David Cameron and France's Nicolas Sarkozy sign treaties agreeing to military co-operation, including the testing of nuclear warheads.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is said to be planning to visit more of the disputed Kuril Islands, despite growing anger from Japan.
A senior military intelligence officer has been arrested in Taiwan for being a double agent for China, Taiwan's defence ministry says.
At least 14 people are now known to have died on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after a hurricane triggered landslides, officials say.
BP offered investors tentative signs of recovery on Tuesday, with a modest rise in underlying profits, as it increased its estimate of the likely cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $40 billion.
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a...
Global mail and parcel services stopped for 48 hours after series of mail bombs were sent from the country.
Bombs explode at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens and several other suspicious packages are destroyed, police say.