Drug cartels 'avoiding prosecution'
Report says targeting of small-time users is encoraging a "rampant flow" of drugs.
Opec rejects plea for more crude
Decision taken to maintain output level despite fears of global economic slowdown.
Gazprom and Ukraine reach gas deal
Russian gas giant says it has resumed full supplies to Kiev after resolving debt row.
Catholic-Muslim summit announced
Terrorism will be one subject discussed at the groundbreaking meeting in Rome.
Rice: Middle East talks to resume
Palestininan president says he will not negotiate until Israel ends attacks on Gaza.
Clinton victories mark 'comeback'
Former first lady back in race as John McCain wins Republican nomination.
Malaysia drops vote fraud safeguard
Plan to use indelible ink to prevent multiple voting scrapped days before polls.
Malaysian Indians aim to swing vote
Ethnic Indians see political awakening amid accusations of government neglect.
Wen vows to fight China's inflation
Premier also promises to cut red tape and shake up country's bureaucracy.
Obama and McCain win Vermont
McCain also gets Republican nod in Ohio but Democratic race there too close to call.
Baby dies as Israel re-enters Gaza
Army kills at least two before pulling back again as Rice fails to restart talks.
Uribe makes Chavez legal threat
Colombian president wants to take Venezuelan president to ICC over Farc link.
Gazprom cuts Ukraine gas further
Russian energy company reduces supplies by another 25 per cent over debt dispute.
Ian Paisley announces retirement
Northern Ireland's first minister to quit after 'mounting pressure' from his party.
EU finance chiefs in tax clampdown
Ministers meet in Brussels in bid to discourage use of offshore havens.
'US plot against Hamas' revealed
Documents show the US planned a coup in the Palestinian territories.
Iran condemns UN sanctions
Tehran says it will press ahead with its nuclear programme.
Vatican holds talks with Muslims
Muslim scholars visit Rome to prepare way for 'historic' audience with Pope Benedict.
Namibia braces for more flooding
Hundreds of thousands of people are cut off by flooding caused by rains in Angola.
Blasts hit Pakistan naval college
At least six people are killed in suicide attack in eastern city of Lahore.