Trade talks between the US and three Andean nations are on the ropes today after negotiations broke down during the week. As Dan Grech reports, one of the sticking points is drugs, both legal and illegal.
Verizon Wireless has sued a Florida company, alleging it sent text-message spam to 98,000 users. But this doesn't necessarily mean the genie of cell-phone spam is out of the bottle. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
The British people can now get a drink at any time of day or night. In the biggest shake-up of the country's liquor licensing laws in almost a century, pubs and bars can serve around the clock. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
China faces an environmental disaster after an explosion in a petrochemical factory. The accident's devastation highlights the huge environmental challenges afflicting China amid rapid economic growth. Ruth Kirchner has the story in Beijing.
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