18 Nov

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    ‘Suspect bomb’ on German flight

    Police in Namibia find suspicious package in luggage meant for an Air Berlin flight to Munich, officials say.
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 15:52 GMT

    Mexico church ‘funded by cartel’

    A Catholic church in Mexico is being investigated following allegations it received funds from a major drugs cartel.

    Heriberto Lazcano, one of the leaders of the Zetas gang, is said to have laundered money via the chapel’s priest.

    US authorities are offering a bounty of more than $7 million for Lazcano.

    Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports.


    US jury hands down Ghailani verdict

    Ex-Guantanamo inmate accused of role in US embassy attacks acquitted on all but one of 286 charges at civilian trial.
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 08:44 GMT

    Afghan injuries overwhelm hospitals

    War casualties overwhelm Afghan medical facilities as conflict intensifies.
    Price hikes of 41 per cent in wheat are foreseen by the FAO

    Climate change and disease will spark new food crisis, says UN

    Sean O’Grady: A food crisis could overtake the world in 2011, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, an agency of the United Nations.


    A photograph provided by the US District Attorney's office of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani

    Detainee convicted of one out of 286 terror charges

    The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted last night of all but one of the hundreds of charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two US embassies in 1998 – a mixed result for what’s been viewed as a terror test case.


    Peter Walker looks at the options for the US president after the first civil court trial of a Guantánamo

    Obama’s Russia reset is crucial for European security

    Samuel Charap: Europe has much to lose if Barack Obama’s New Start arms control treaty with Russia fails to make it through the US Senate