July 19th, 2010
05:55 AM ET

World Update: Dozens die in train wreck

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Trains collide: A moving passenger train ploughs into a stationary train in eastern India, killing more than 50 people and injuring 100 others, police in West Bengal state say. Read more

Aid for Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major aid package for Pakistan on Monday - with hundreds of millions of dollars pledged on projects to address the country's water and power shortage, and its floundering economy. Read more

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July 16th, 2010
05:23 AM ET

World Update: Iraqi hotel blaze kills 29

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Iraq blaze: Women, children and foreigners were among 29 people killed in a fire Thursday night at the Soma hotel in the city of Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, police and health officials said. Read more

Explosion in Mexican border town: Three people were killed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday night, including two police officers and a paramedic, authorities said. A federal police spokesman said the blast was caused by either a grenade or a car bomb. Read more

UK troops claim: A man claiming to be the Afghan soldier who killed three British troops this week contacted the BBC to say he acted alone, the British broadcaster has reported. Read more

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July 15th, 2010
06:05 AM ET

World Update: Vatican to update abuse rules

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Thursday:

Abuse prevention: The new rules, to be released Thursday a source close to the Vatican told CNN, are a response to accusations against priests across Europe and the United States in the past several years. Read the full story

Landmark vote: Argentina becomes the first Latin American country on Thursday to give same-sex couples equal marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children. Read the full story

Scientist home: An Iranian nuclear expert, who Tehran claims was kidnapped by U.S. agents, arrived in his homeland early Thursday, state-run media reported. Read the full story

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June 30th, 2010
06:16 AM ET

World update: Merkel faces challenging vote

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:

Leader under pressure: A new German president is scheduled to be elected Wednesday, with the vote seen as a test of chancellor Angela Merkel and her current policies.

Amusement park deaths: An accident on a ride at a Chinese amusement park has left six dead, and several more injured, Chinese media agencies reported Tuesday. Read more

Fight over school crucifixes: Italy will fight Wednesday against a European court ruling that crucifixes in classrooms violate students' right to freedom of religion. Read more

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June 29th, 2010
06:07 AM ET

World update: World soccer boss says sorry

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

Football chief sorry for referee errors: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has done a U-turn over the use of goal-line technology and apologized to the English and Mexican football associations for controversial refereeing decisions in their last 16 defeats.  Read more

Google changes China policy: Search engine giant will no longer reroute traffic to its uncensored Hong Kong website after it said Chinese government officials found the redirect unacceptable.

U.S.: Russian spies arrested: Less than a week after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday that 10 people were arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the country. Another suspect was still being sought. Read more

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May 28th, 2010
06:02 AM ET

World update: Authorities blame rebels for train deaths

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Rail crash kills dozens: At least 56 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage after two trains crashed in eastern India. Authorities are linking the incident to Maoist rebels. Full story

Beijing in Korea talks: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in the South Korean capital Seoul as regional tensions mount between North and South Korea. Full story

Witnesses: Bodies burning in Jamaica: Security forces have burned bodies in a Kingston neighborhood ravaged by a failed attempt to arrest a suspected drug kingpin, say residents. Police have denied the claims. Full story

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May 27th, 2010
05:58 AM ET

World update: Kidnap couple ask new UK PM for help

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Thursday:

Hostages in video appeal: A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates have said they "desperately need" new UK PM David Cameron to clarify whether he will work to secure their release.

Reports: Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: The Lebanese army fired anti-aircraft guns Wednesday, according to state media, with the government saying Israel violated its airspace. Israeli Defense Forces are declining comment.

Sudanese president starts new term: Omar al-Bashir will be sworn in for a new term amid an outcry from human rights groups over his international war-crimes indictment. Full story

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May 26th, 2010
06:11 AM ET

World update: Violence continues in Jamaica

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:

Dozens killed in Kingston: At least 29 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Jamaica's capital amid an all-out police assault on a suspected drug lord's stronghold, the island's government reported. Full story

U.S. backs South Korea: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged Washington's support for South Korea and called on North Korea to end belligerent actions. Full story

Italy austerity measures: Italy has become the latest eurozone country to announce austerity measures to curb its debt, outlining a two-year package of cuts totaling $29.6 billion. FULL POST

May 25th, 2010
05:55 AM ET

World update: Further tension between North and South Korea

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

N. Korea threatens military action: Pyongyang has accused the South Korean navy of trespassing into its waters and threatened to retaliate with military action, the Yonhap news agency has said.

Unrest spreads in Jamaica: Violence related to the planned extradition to the United States of an alleged drug kingpin has continued, with police saying a number of people died in an attack on the suspect's stronghold in the west of the capital Kingston. Full story

Thaksin faces terrorism charges: A Thai court has issued a warrant against the country's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges connected with the violent clashes that crippled Bangkok for weeks, the former prime minister's lawyer said. Full story

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May 24th, 2010
06:16 AM ET

World update: U.S., China discuss N. Korea

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

U.S., China begin talks: China and the United States began off two days of high-level talks Monday - with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking Beijing to support sanctions against North Korea. Full story

Emergency in Jamaican capital: Authorities declared a state of emergency in Kingston after gang members supportive of an alleged drug lord attacked police stations and blockaded a large swath of the city. Full story

BA cabin crew begins strike: Workers began a five-day strike Monday after talks with the airline over pay and working conditions failed over the weekend. Full story

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May 20th, 2010
05:39 AM ET

World update: Thailand to prosecute protest leaders

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Thursday:

Bangkok quiet after unrest: Government officials extended a dawn-to-dusk curfew for 24 provinces until Sunday in the hopes that their successful crackdown on protesters would sustain. Full story

N. Korea denies it torpedoed ship: South Korean military officials on Thursday announced the results of an official investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, prompting North Korea to accuse them of fabricating evidence. Full story

Strikes over austerity: Workers' unions are out on another day-long strike in Greece to protest tough austerity measures. Meanwhile in Spain, unions are protesting a government move to cut state worker pay by five percent this year and freeze it next year.

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May 18th, 2010
07:29 AM ET

World update: Calls for peace talks amid Thai violence

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:

U.N. official calls for Thai talks: Escalating violence in Thailand between protesters and government forces prompts the U.N.'s top human rights official to implore both sides to resume talks. Full story

Taliban claims it caused deadly blast: Twelve civilians were killed and 48 others injured when a suicide car bomb exploded near a registration center for Afghan army recruits Tuesday morning in Kabul, the interior ministry said. Full story

Hostages freed in Yemen: Two of five German hostages kidnapped last year in Yemen were released Tuesday, the German foreign ministry said. Full story

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May 17th, 2010
05:21 AM ET

World update: Thai opposition leader dies

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

'Renegade' Thai protest leader dies: Doctors in Bangkok, Thailand, have announced the death of Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a key anti-government leader who was wounded by a sniper's bullet last week. At least 36 people have now died in the bitter standoff between anti-government protesters and troops since Thursday. Full story

Report: Iran to send uranium to Turkey: Iran has agreed to ship its low-enriched uranium to Turkey, state media said Monday. Western nations had been asking Iran to send the low-level uranium out of the country to be enriched elsewhere, but the country had resisted until now. Full story

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April 16th, 2010
05:11 AM ET

World update: Volcano still causing travel chaos

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Volcano disruption – Volcanic ash from Iceland has snarled air traffic across Europe for a second straight day, causing the cancellation of thousands of flights. The UK air authority says that ‚Äúin general, the situation cannot be said to be improving with any certainty.‚ÄĚ Read the full story

Chinese quake death toll climbs - Premier Wen Jiabao has traveled to China's earthquake-devastated zone as the death toll edged close to 800 by Friday morning. Read the full story

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