Obama tries to calm race row
US presidential candidate says ex-pastor's remarks "divisive" but will not disown him.
Space Odyssey author dies
Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 in adopted home of Sri Lanka.
Nato takes control of Kosovo city
Streets of Mitrovica quiet after troops and tanks deployed following Monday's riots.
US cuts interest rates again
Federal Reserve slashes rates by 3/4 of a point in attempt to head off recession.
Germans 'feel shame' over Holocaust
Several Israeli politicians boycott Chancellor's speech in Jerusalem.
China dissident pleads not guilty
Hu refutes subversion charges as China denies pre-Olympic crackdown on dissent
Kenyan leader signs power-share law
New posts created as part of constitutional changes aimed at ending power vacuum.
Al-Hajj's Guantanamo cartoon banned
Al Jazeera cameraman drew sketches depicting his treatment by US military.
Iraqi PM renews calls for unity
Al Maliki under pressure as Sunni Muslim bloc stays away from talks
US oil giant loses Venezuela case
British judge lifts order on assets that could have been compensated to ExxonMobil.
No agreement in US-Russia talks
US puts a positive tone on missile defence talks in Moscow.
US supreme court hears gun case
Judges to debate "right to bear arms" for the first time in 70 years.
China and Tibet: An uneasy past
Uprising poses major challenge for China as it enters Olympic spotlight.
Dalai Lama threatens to resign
Decision could come if unrest in Tibet - for which China's premier has blamed him - takes a turn for the worse.
Fed may cut key interest rate again
US central bank continues battle against credit crisis amid mixed market reactions.
UN peacekeeper dies in Kosovo clash
Ukrainian sustained injuries when his unit raided a courthouse to dislodge Serbs.
Tibet riots impact Taiwan election
Tibet riots become a last minute issue as Taiwan prepares for presidential vote.
Many dead in Iraq shrine city blast
Attack on Shia worshippers near sacred site in Karbala kills at least 49 of them.
Cheney opposes Iraq troop cut
Sectarian factions to hold reconciliation talks as US vice-president continues visit.
Tibet puts Olympics in spotlight
Chinese premier accuses protesters of "inciting sabotage" of Beijing Games.