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Berlusconi prostitute allegations widen

18 January 2011

Italian prosecutors have alleged that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a "significant number" of young prostitutes. Read More


Disease fears in Brazil

17 January 2011

Fears of an outbreak of disease are growing in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro five days after rains triggered calamitous mudslides. Read More


Man sets self on fire in Cairo

17 January 2011

A man has set himself on fire outside the parliament building in the Egyptian capital, Cairo today. Read More


Giffords in serious condition

16 January 2011

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, eight days after being shot through the brain at a public event Read More


Golden Globes tonight

16 January 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — At tonight's 68th annual Golden Globes, the regal 1930s saga "The King's Speech" and the contemporary Web tale "The Social Network" will contend for top honors. Read More


Looting in Tunisia as leader sworn in

16 January 2011

TUNIS, Tunisia – Looting, deadly prison riots and street chaos engulfed Tunisia yesterday, a day after mass protests forced its strongman to flee. A new interim president was sworn in, promising to create a unity government that could include the long-ignored opposition.... Read More


Survivors battle on

15 January 2011

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil – They are tired, hungry, traumatized – and resigned to saving themselves without the aid their government promised after massive mudslides that killed nearly 600 people. Read More


Pope John Paul to be beatified

15 January 2011

ROME – Pope Benedict XVI has formally approved a miracle attributed to his late predecessor, paving the way to John Paul II’s beatification on May 1. Read More


Brazil begins burying mudslide victims

15 January 2011

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil – As night fell Thursday, barefoot volunteers dragged a generator and stadium lights into a town cemetery, where nearly 200 freshly Read More


Tunisia president steps down

15 January 2011

TUNIS – Tunisia’s President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped down after 23 years in power, amid widespread protests on the streets of the capital Tunis. Read More


Berlusconi in sex probe

15 January 2011

ROME – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated over his dealings with a 17-year-old nightclub dancer. Read More


500 perish in floods

14 January 2011

More than 500 people are now known to have died in floods in south-eastern Brazil, the country's worst natural disaster for several decades. Read More


Slides leave 400 dead

14 January 2011

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil – Walls of earth and water swept away homes in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, wiping out families and leaving survivors scrambling yesterday to reach still-trapped neighbours. Read More


Tunisia head to slash food prices

14 January 2011

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's autocratic president, facing deadly riots that have rocked his nation, ordered prices on food staples slashed and suggested he will leave the presidency — but not until 2014. Read More


US$7.2b deal in Madoff saga

13 January 2011

NEW YORK — A historic $7.2 billion deal was approved Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought against the estate of one of the oldest and wealthiest clients of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff. Read More


Snowed in

12 January 2011

(CNN) -- Just weeks after a blizzard halted planes and dumped mounds of snow on the Northeast, travelers in New York and New England will get an encore today, with more snow expected and flight cancellations piling up. Read More


Jackson's physician to stand trial

12 January 2011

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Tuesday ordered the personal physician of Michael Jackson to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after hearing testimony that he administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic and other sedatives then left the pop star alone.... Read More


Floods to hit Brisbane

11 January 2011

Up to 20 000 homes are now at risk in Brisbane, the Queensland state premier has said, as deadly floodwaters surge towards Australia's third city. Read More


US Congresswoman stable

10 January 2011

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona today remained in critical but stable condition in a Tucson hospital as her alleged would-be assassin prepared for his first appearance in court. Read More


White House loses nearly quarter of value

10 January 2011

On paper, it sounds like a property to die for: 132 rooms, including 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms, with 28 fireplaces, a tennis court, a bowling alley and an attached garage spread out over 55,000 square feet on 18 acres of centrally located land. Read More


Only 35 survive Iran crash

09 January 2011

TEHRAN, Iran — An IranAir passenger jet carrying 106 people crashed as it was making an emergency landing today in a snowstorm in the country's northwest and broke into several pieces, killing 71 of those on board, Iranian media reported. The others survived... Read More




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