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  • Saturday, January 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN assembly condemns Holocaust denial; Iran disassociates

    Remembrance and Beyond

    The United Nations General Assembly on Friday condemned without reservation any denial of the Holocaust, with only Iran publicly disassociating itself from the consensus resolution which was immediately hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Global unemployment remains at historic high, says UN

    The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historical high of nearly 200 million in 2006 despite strong global economic growth, only modest gains were made in lifting some of the 1.37 billion working poor living on less than 2 US dollars per day out of poverty, and the pattern looks set to continue this year, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Norovirus outbreak affects 300 on board QE2

    Queen Elizabeth II struck by the norovirus

    A Norovirus outbreak was reported to have affected more than 300 passengers and crew members aboard the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) before the ocean liner docked in San Francisco Wednesday for a regularly scheduled stop, according to news reports.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Hudson volcano rumbling and fears of an eruption

    Hudson volcano is monitoring every hour

    Chilean authorities in the XI Region of Aysén are closely monitoring the repeated tremors in the area and are prepared for the event of a major seism or the eruption of the Hudson volcano.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Edmund Hillary returns to Antarctica for anniversary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Mount Everest conqueror and Antarctic explorer New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary has returned to the frozen continent, at age 87, for what he believes will be his last time.

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    New York loosing competitive edge as financial capital

    New York City is losing its competitive edge and could give up its lead as the financial capital of the world in ten years according to a report commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Senator Charles Schumer.

  • Sunday, January 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Hillary Clinton joins White House race

    Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a trailblazing campaign for the White House on Saturday, a former first lady turned political powerhouse intent on becoming the first female president. “I'm in, and I'm in to win,” she said.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil prices continue to slide

    Oil prices dropped below US$ 51,80 a barrel to new 19-month lows yesterday on a report that OPEC powerhouse Saudi Arabia said further production cuts are not necessary right now.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bank of Japan leaves basic rate unchanged at 0.25%

    The Bank of Japan left Thursday its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25%, following two days of deliberations and apparently appeasing government officials who say consumer spending and inflation are still too weak.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US consumer prices up 0.5% in December; 2.5% in 2006

    The United States consumer price index increased 0.5% last December, the sharpest rise in eight months, ending 2006 at 2.5% which however is an improvement over the 3.4% of 2005, reported Thursday the US Labor Department.