Protestors took to the streets of New York demanding that one of America's biggest banks start to repay its billion dollar bailout and provide help for some of the city's homeless.
The border between Mexico and the United States is chaotically reverting to historical type, the place of horror it was for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. Nearly 19,000 people in Mexico have been slaughtered in drug violence since 2006, the year the conservative Felipe Calderon was elected president and began deploying some 50,000 troops and federal police in support of the US-convened struggle against street drugs.
Shortly before midnight, the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the island's fifth largest, started to spew smoke and lava from several craters along a rift which is popular with hikers.
Frustrated with the pace of action to overhaul the country's immigration system, thousands of demonstrators descended on the nation's capital Sunday, waving American flags and holding homemade signs in English and Spanish.
Arriving for work at St Vincent's hospital in downtown Manhattan, nurse aide Emily Isaacs left no doubt about her views on the Democrats' healthcare reforms. Wearing blue scrubs, she had a large Barack Obama shopping bag slung over her shoulder with the president's beaming portrait beneath the word "Hope".
Bills and resolutions have been introduced in at least 36 state legislatures seeking to limit or oppose various aspects of the reform plan through laws or state constitutional amendments, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures
The office of the minister of education forbade distributing a booklet for kids about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, because it didn’t like two articles in the declaration, as well as some of the illustration in the booklet.
France is expected to deal a bloody nose to Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling rightwing party today in regional elections viewed as a key indication of the president's unpopularity more than halfway through his time in office.
Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian teenager during violent clashes in the occupied West Bank, medics have said.
As Iranians across the world prepare to celebrate the Iranian new year, many Iranian-Americans have criticised the West's approach to confronting the government in Tehran.
Thousands of anti-war protesters have marched through the US capital to call for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, on the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion.
Barack Obama, the US president, has made his final push among members of the US House of Representatives to rally support for his healthcare bill ahead of a key vote on the measure.
In Barack Obama’s agonising, year-long effort to pass universal health insurance, the latest bump in the road may seem trivial, and the president must surely hope the Indonesians don’t take it personally.
The U.S. needs major changes to its financial system so consumers are better protected, banks fortified and the economy safeguarded from sliding into another Depression, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has bowed to American demands to suspend the construction of settlement homes in east Jerusalem ahead of his departure today for a visit to Washington DC, it was reported last night.
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