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  • Gunfight kills 43 in troubled Mexican state AFP - 4 minutes 53 seconds ago

    At least 42 "suspected criminals" were killed Friday in a gunfight with federal police in a western Mexico region hit by cartel violence, one of the bloodiest clashes in the country's drug war. One police officer also died in the shootout with … More »

  • Brazil unveils cuts as IMF urges fiscal discipline AFP - 8 minutes ago

    The IMF urged Brazil to get its fiscal house in order to emerge from five years of low growth as South America's largest economy Friday unveiled a package of budget cuts in a move to kickstart a recovery. Brazil has lost ground since a period of … More »

  • Obama repeats commitment to Israel IANS - 10 minutes ago

    Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama repeated on Friday that his commitment to the security of Israel "is and always will be unshakeable", and that he will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran concerning its nuclear programme. "No … More »

  • Colombia's FARC rebels suspend ceasefire over air strike AFP - 19 minutes ago

    Peace talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict were plunged into fresh crisis Friday after FARC guerrillas suspended their unilateral ceasefire in response to a government air strike that killed 26 rebels. The December ceasefire announcement by … More »

  • Michael Caine 'never tempted to stray' from wife IANS - 28 minutes ago

    Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Caine says he has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife because he always brings her with him when he is working away from home. The 82-year-old has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years … More »