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Burma eases foreign aid restrictions

Burma agreed on Monday to accept foreign medical workers from neighbouring countries, two weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated the country and killed tens of thousands of people.

China pauses to mourn earthquake victims

Raid sirens wailed and car horns blared Monday as people across China stopped what they were doing to begin three days of mourning for the tens of thousands of earthquake victims.

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Ahmed Ressam

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Canadian man convicted of conspiring to set off a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport during the millennium holiday travel rush.

Zimbabwe opposition says military wants to kill its party leader

Zimbabwe’s opposition party accused the country’s military Monday of plotting to assassinate the group’s presidential candidate using snipers.

Ted Kennedy remains in Boston hospital, tests continue

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy remained in a Boston hospital on Sunday, awaiting test results that could shed light on what caused his seizure a day earlier.

Tokyo neighbourhood cleared for bomb disposal

More than 1,600 people were evacuated Sunday from the Tokyo suburb of Chofu to allow for the safe removal of an unexploded bomb.

Montrealer Autumn Kelly weds Queen’s eldest grandson

Canadian Autumn Kelly wed the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, on Saturday in a ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Afghan violence kills boy, 9

A series of violent incidents killed four people in Afghanistan Saturday, including a nine-year-old boy, said Afghan officials.

France lashes out at Burma rulers over cyclone aid delays

France’s UN ambassador warned Friday the continued refusal by Burma’s military rulers to allow aid to be delivered to people in need or in danger « could lead to a true crime against humanity. »

Canadian soldiers launch donation drive for Kandahar school

A group of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan is appealing to military families back home to add some basic school supplies to their care packages.

Bomber who struck Canadian troops was 11 years old, military sources say

Military sources say a bomb that wounded two Canadian soldiers near Kandahar on Friday was carried by an 11-year-old boy and was detonated by remote control.

Global alarm sounded over dramatic decline in bird, fish, animal population

Human activity is wiping out close to one per cent of every other species on earth every year, a global environmental report said Friday.

Zimbabwe run-off election date set: report

A run-off election between Zimbabwe’s embattled president and his opponent has been scheduled for next month, according to a notice in a government gazette.

Suicide bomber strikes bus full of police in Sri Lanka

A suicide bomber targeted a bus full of police officers in Sri Lanka on Friday, killing at least six officers and wounding 50 other people, a military spokesman said.

Purported bin Laden tape decries Israel’s anniversary

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has vowed the militant group will continue its campaign against Israel and its Western allies until Palestinians are freed from their « occupiers, » according to a report.

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