North Korea’s armed forces minister says his country is ready for a “holy war” using the country’s nuclear weapons, as South Korea stages live-fire exercises.
Russia welcomes US approval of a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty and may ratify it too within weeks.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle misses out on a second consecutive US Christmas number one album to US star Taylor Swift.
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The Irish government takes a step towards effectively nationalising Allied Irish Banks as it prepares to inject €3.7bn into the bank
Venezuela’s opposition accused President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday of a “coup d’etat” after the outgoing parliament gave him the power to rule by decree for 18 months.
Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and can even prove fatal, according to a study carried out in Australia
The UN is warning of civil war in Ivory Coast as Laurent Gbagbo refuses to accept defeat in presidential elections.