18 January 2011 Last updated at 21:18 ET
Chinese President Hu Jintao kicks off a four-day US visit with a rare private dinner at the White House with President Barack Obama.
Former Haiti leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier is charged with corruption and embezzlement just two days after his return, prosecutors say.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
Apple made record profits and revenues in the run-up to Christmas, but the company's statement makes no mention of boss Steve Jobs' health problems
Justine Henin beats Elena Baltacha on day three at the Australian Open, with Anne Keothavong, Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic also in action.
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