Worldwide News Highlights

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November 2009
  • The US-China power balance
  • China and US 'to work together'
  • China's rising nationalism troubles West
  • In pictures: US-China relations
  • Obama returns to Asia to reassure allies and China
  • Asia 'leading world out of slump'
  • Berlin celebrates fall of the Wall
  • Lack of trust makes India-China ties uncertain
  • Drowning islands: The Maldives' battle against rising sea levels
  • What does China want for its $10bn loan to Africa?
  • US jobless rate rises to over 10%
  • Challenges Afghan president must meet to be effective
  • How technology could help us beat climate change
  • October 2009
  • How internet domain move will transform the web
  • Internet addresses set for change
  • Celebrating 40 years of the net
  • 'Balloon Boy' case reveals celebrity-crazed culture
  • Hedge funds face insider trading scrutiny
  • Why Microsoft can't afford Windows 7 to fail
  • First woman wins economics Nobel
  • Award is encouragement for intentions more than achievements
  • Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Is India's economy set to grow faster than China's?
  • Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
  • 2016 Olympics hopefuls aim to win economic gold
  • China's anniversary celebrations recall another era
  • Communist China marks 60th year
  • Eurozone jobless continues rising
  • Indonesia quake deaths pass 750
  • The tensions behind the US-India space relationship
  • September 2009
  • Will a new coalition deliver economic reform in Germany?
  • Floods bring chaos to Philippines
  • Can G20's new measures tackle the next crisis?
  • Debuts and diatribes at the UN
  • Greater role for emerging powers
  • New dawn - Are we on the brink of a new world order?
  • Big week for Obama at UN
  • UN General Assembly: Key issues
  • Last Soviet leader reflects on 20 years of change
  • What the US missile shield decision means to Moscow
  • Can China pull the world out of recession?
  • The ties that bind Russia's president and prime minister
  • Explaining plans to reform America's healthcare system
  • Taiwan divided by ex-leader's conviction
  • Taiwan ex-leader jailed for life
  • The legacy of 9/11 under new US leadership
  • Samoa switches to driving on left
  • Fannie, Freddie - The US couple behind the global housing meltdown
  • Recession moves migration patterns
  • Japan looks to robots to fill jobs
  • Wife of Taiwan's ex-leader jailed
  • How the global sugar rush strains emerging nations
  • August 2009
  • India Moon mission is 'mixed success'
  • New leader in Japan faces an economy in crisis
  • Japan's Hatoyama sweeps to power
  • Megrahi freed: Some answers
  • Are Libyans celebrating 40 years of Gaddafi?
  • Missing US girl found 18 years on
  • Kennedy death marks end of an era
  • What went wrong for Japan's LDP?
  • Tough cure for China web addicts
  • Britain facing Lockerbie backlash
  • A storm brews over food, water & power
  • Oil diplomacy in Megrahi release?
  • Timeline: Credit crunch 2 years on
  • Why death can boost a superstar's career
  • Does Japan's recovery offer hope around the world?
  • Hong Kong emerges from recession
  • The Taiwanese homes washed away by mud
  • 'Devil' typhoon leaves Taiwan reeling
  • Healthcare around the world
  • Pandemics - what history tells us
  • Pop star Sakai arrested in Tokyo
  • Nine killed in New York air crash
  • No swift recovery for US jobs market
  • Clinton's high drama Korean mission
  • Tough challenges facing Iran president
  • Bill Clinton meets N Korea leader
  • Philippine ex-leader Aquino dies
  • Is real recovery on its way?
  • July 2009
  • Free Aung San Suu Kyi or risk world indignation?
  • Supreme Leader's role at heart of Iran's political crisis
  • Why do Western firms buy Chinese products?
  • India launches nuclear submarine
  • Professor's arrest highlights US 'racial profiling'
  • Asia watches long solar eclipse
  • Global swine flu deaths top 700
  • Honduras crisis reflects regional battle
  • Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels
  • Can China's frugal savers help the economy?
  • US banks are not cured yet
  • Controversy surrounds Goldman success
  • Scores killed in Iran plane crash
  • Thailand's misguided rice policy
  • "Brother" Obama speaks straight to Africa's heart
  • Crude oil's rollercoaster prices
  • China's ethnic tinderbox
  • Scores killed in China protests
  • HK march calls for more democracy
  • Anger in China over web censorship
  • Unravelling the 'Madoff hustle'
  • June 2009
  • Singer Michael Jackson dies at 50
  • US train crash deaths confirmed
  • World hunger 'hits one billion'
  • US regulation still leaves gaps
  • US unveils banking reform plans
  • Dollar poses dilemma for BRIC countries
  • China 'unfairly seen as eco-villain'
  • Why Iran's unrest is a challenge to the whole republic
  • Ahmadinejad re-election sparks Iran clashes
  • Tension ahead after Ahmadinejad re-elected
  • WHO 'declares swine flu pandemic'
  • Chinese pupils feel exam pressure
  • Job fears fail to rally left-wing vote
  • Voters steer Europe to the right
  • Hong Kong's Tiananmen beacon
  • Obama speech to Muslim world: An analysis
  • Can oligarchs survive Russia's slump?
  • General Motors: From biggest carmaker to biggest bankruptcy
  • Tiananmen killings: Was the media right?
  • The stresses of being a superstar overnight
  • French plane lost in ocean storm
  • May 2009
  • Hong Kong protest over Tiananmen
  • Chinese leaders quiet on Tiananmen
  • North Korea faces new UN resolution after its nuclear test
  • What is North Korea's game plan?
  • South Koreans stunned by death of former President
  • Indonesia air crash kills scores
  • New leaders face old problems in Mid-East
  • UK parliament Speaker to quit 'for sake of unity'
  • Winning the peace in Sri Lanka
  • A look back at the Tamil Tigers' struggle
  • Congress hails India poll victory
  • Thousands flee Pakistan fighting
  • Political fall-out from expenses
  • Why is Burma's junta afraid of Suu Kyi?
  • Secret Tiananmen memoirs revealed
  • Key resignation alters the field ahead of Japan poll
  • Has the recession bottomed out?
  • Swine flu could hit one in three
  • Chinese mark quake anniversary
  • UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'
  • Peering into Hubble's future
  • Have US bank stress tests passed the test?
  • Is economic power shifting towards the East?
  • Fiat's ambition and opportunism
  • In pictures: Swine flu in Hong Kong
  • What scientists know about swine flu
  • April 2009
  • Mexico economy squeezed by swine flu
  • The mother of all flu pandemics
  • Obama's grand economic ambitions
  • What have we learnt from SARS and bird flu?
  • Q&A: What is swine flu?
  • Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic'
  • US Freddie Mac chief found dead
  • China has high naval ambitions
  • HK students debate Tiananmen legacy
  • The future of electric motoring
  • Piracy symptom of bigger problem
  • No winners in Thailand's crisis
  • Thai protests cancel Asian summit
  • Painting the protest red
  • Powerful Italian quake kills many
  • Defiant N Korea launches rocket
  • Why North Korea launched its rocket
  • US siege gunman kills at least 12
  • G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  • Did it deliver for the world's poorest?
  • Global leaders begin G20 summit
  • World trade fall hits Hong Kong shipping
  • Gorbachev's role in 1989 turmoil
  • Can China be green by 2020?
  • March 2009
  • Hundreds feared drowned off Libya
  • UK troops begin Iraqi withdrawal
  • Ivorian stadium stampede kills 19
  • Indonesia dam burst kills dozens
  • Will the US dollar remain king?
  • Nano: Triumph of Indian ingenuity
  • China presses G20 reform plans
  • Lesson for G20 from 1933 London summit
  • Air disasters timeline
  • Austrian Fritzl sentenced to life
  • Timeline: Austrian cellar case
  • North Korea: A glimpse inside a secret state
  • Why the Pope opposes condoms
  • Who's right in South China Sea spat?
  • Madoff's road to riches ends in court
  • German school gunman 'kills 15'
  • Ten die in Alabama shooting spree
  • Now is the time for a less selfish capitalism
  • Deep divisions over Tibet anniversary
  • Q&A: US stem cell debate
  • Necessity pushes US and Russia closer
  • Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict
  • Global downturn: In graphics
  • Housing slump hits Shanghai owners
  • Macau law a 'bad example' for HK
  • Stocks plunge on financial fears
  • HSBC in 12.5bn fund raising plan
  • February 2009
  • China 'faces most difficult year'
  • Macau law a 'bad example' for HK
  • Gunmen shoot Sri Lanka cricketers
  • Bangladesh border guards mutiny
  • China condemns Christie's auction
  • Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam
  • Managers sacked after China blast
  • Tough times ahead for Hugo Chavez
  • US Congress passes stimulus plan
  • Obama cabinet: Unlucky or naive?
  • Plane crash in NY state kills 49
  • Russian and US satellites collide
  • Taking on Somalia's pirates
  • Europe's revolution 20 years on
  • Australia's 'enemy within'
  • Australian fires toll passes 100
  • China declares drought emergency
  • Iran launches its first satellite
  • Water - another global 'crisis'?
  • Heavy snow hits much of England
  • Davos finds no answers to crisis
  • Scores killed in Kenya oil fire
  • Is the US heading for a depression?
  • January 2009
  • Illinois governor guilty of abuse
  • Who will rebuild Gaza?
  • Fear and hope in the Year of the Ox
  • Happy Niu Year: Celebrating in Style
  • Zimbabwe teacher sells on streets as salary is worthless
  • Serious Davos gets down to business
  • Massive layoffs as gloom deepens
  • Waking up to reality in Iceland
  • Little comfort in milk scandal verdicts
  • Obama inauguration
  • US inaugurations: History in quotes
  • High security for Obama's inauguration
  • Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'
  • Q&A: Why Europe needs Russian gas
  • Fears for Indonesia ferry missing
  • Satyam scandal shocks India
  • China alert over bird flu death
  • How does the Bush presidency rate?
  • Israeli troops 'move into Gaza'
  • Cuba marks 50 years of revolution
  • Police probe Thai club fire cause
  • China's graduates fight for a future
  • Fireworks as world welcomes 2009
  • December 2008
  • Review of the Year
  • Record stock market falls in 2008
  • Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza
  • China's year of tumult and triumph
  • China begins anti-piracy mission
  • China to allow freer Yuan trades
  • Madoff relied on 'irrational euphoria'
  • Fund boss held 'for $50bn fraud'
  • Daily China-Taiwan flights begin
  • Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip
  • Chinese learn to live with reform
  • Obama calls on governor to quit
  • November 2008
  • How Mumbai attacks unfolded
  • Thailand teeters on the brink
  • Summit shows times have changed
  • Taiwan's ex-president in custody
  • Timeline: China milk scandal
  • Stocks surge after China stimulus
  • How Barack Obama defied history
  • Obama wins historic US election
  • China and Taiwan in landmark deal
  • October 2008
  • India launches first Moon mission
  • Timeline: Global credit crunch
  • Business: The Financial Crisis
  • Space Heroes - A Glorious Journey
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