The High Court in Dublin rules that the Irish government has "unreasonably delayed" holding a by-election in Donegal.
Viktor Chernomyrdin, who served under Boris Yeltsin as Russian prime minister during the 1990s, has died aged 72.
Context: Bologna Airport, Silvio Berlusconi
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dismissed her cabinet on Wednesday in a move that will provide her a "fresh slate" for the next phase of her administration, her office said in a press release.
Constitutional referendum results
Results from a referendum in Niger show more than 90% of voters backed a new constitution designed to return the country to civilian rule.
U.S. Border Patrol
Context: California, Mexican, Otay Mesa, Tijuana, U.S. Border Patrol, drug smuggling
San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder…
Convicted double murderer David Tamihere has been granted parole after serving nearly 20 years in prison. - New Zealand Herald
Context: Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO, Russia
A new round of talks is scheduled to attempt to break an impasse in the dispute over the Western Sahara territory, the UN says.
A French court approved Wednesday the transfer of the exiled Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana from France to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He i...
5.4 magnitude earthquake
Context: 5.4 magnitude earthquake, Serbia
Context: Iceland, Sedlabanki
United States Federal Reserve
Context: United States Federal Reserve, deflation, quantitative easing
The Canadian government blocks mining giant BHP Billiton's hostile takeover bid for the fertiliser group Potash Corporation.
IN THE largest student protest for a generation, at least 25,000 voiced their opposition to increased student fees outside the…
A Singapore court has convicted UK author Alan Shadrake for insulting the Singapore judiciary in a book on the country's death penalty.
South Korean Navy
Context: North Korea, Northern Limit Line, South Korean Navy, fishing boat
At least 17 co-ordinated explosions
Militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 113 people in Shiite neighborhoods in an apparent bid to provoke a new sectarian war in the country. Seventeen...
Police hunt five suspects as Greece suspends international airmail because of suspicious packages sent to targets in Greece and Europe.