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Obama warns of progress reversal if GOP wins

02 November 2010

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Congress that enacted President Barack Obama's far-reaching health care law and plowed staggering sums into economic relief was at risk today in an Read More


Dad drives into home, killing his baby

02 November 2010

LOS ANGELES — A young father deliberately slammed his pickup truck into the bedroom of his newborn daughter and her teen mother, killing both before witnesses rushed to free them from furniture and debris, police said yesterday. Read More


Charlie Sheen files for divorce

02 November 2010

LOS ANGELES - Charlie Sheen filed to end his marriage to his third wife yesternday and stated in documents that the couple separated the same day as a Christmas 2009 altercation that led to assault charges against the veteran actor. Read More


Suspects 'carried letter bomb for Sarkozy'

01 November 2010

ATHENS, Greece - Greek police foiled four attempted parcel bomb attacks today, allegedly targeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy and three embassies in Athens, after one of the devices exploded at a delivery service, leaving a worker hospitalised with burns.... Read More


Launch delayed

30 October 2010

FLORIDA – NASA managers decided Saturday to delay the shuttle Discovery’s launch an additional day to Wednesday to give engineers enough time to complete replacement and retest of leaky quick-disconnect fittings in the ship's right-side orbital maneuvering system... Read More


A rally for sanity

30 October 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the shadow of the Capitol and days before the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng rallying Saturday for "sanity," poking fun at the nation’s diversity and its ill-tempered politics. Read More


New way forward

30 October 2010

PHILADELPHIA – President Barack Obama implored voters Saturday to resist a Republican tide, warning that if the GOP prevails in Tuesday’s midterm elections all the progress of his first two yearsin office "can be rolled back." Read More


Explosive found in Dubai, part of US terror probe

29 October 2010

WASHINGTON — A package containing explosive materials was intercepted in Dubai on its way from Yemen to a Chicago Jewish institution, and authorities in London were investigating a suspicious package in England as part of a terror probe that spanned three continents,... Read More

Stanford declared broke

29 October 2010

HOUSTON – United States District Judge David Hittner has given Allen Stanford, accused of orchestrating a US$7 billion fraud through the Stanford International Bank, his fifth set of lawyers, only three months prior to the scheduled January 24 start date for Stanford’s... Read More


Leaders offer condolences for former Argentina president

28 October 2010

"It was with a great measure of sadness and surprise that I learnt of the passing of your dear husband and former President Dr. Néstor Kirchner," Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo said. Read More


UN to honour Thompson

28 October 2010

The United Nations General Assembly, presided over by Joseph Deiss, is expected to pay special tribute to the late Prime Minister David Thompson at a meeting of the assembly in New York today. Read More


Tsunami death toll tops 300

27 October 2010

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia - The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300 today as more victims of Indonesia's double disasters were found and an official said a warning system installed after a deadly ocean wave in 2004 had broken from... Read More


19 killed as Indonesia volcano erupts

26 October 2010

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia – Doctors and television reports say at least 19 people were killed when Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted. Read More


Indonesians scared after quake

25 October 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia early today, briefly triggering a tsunami warning in Indonesia that sent thousands of panicked residents fleeing to high ground. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Read More


OAS to honour Thompson

24 October 2010

WASHINGTON - The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has offered his condolences to the people of Barbados after learning of the death of Prime Minister David Thompson. Read More


Clinton sends tribute

24 October 2010

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my deepest condolences to the people of Barbados on the passing of Prime Minister David Thompson. Read More


Canada's PM sends condolences

24 October 2010

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday issued the following statement on the death of David Thompson, Prime Minister of Barbados: Read More


13 shot dead at house party

24 October 2010

Mexico City – At least 13 people have been shot dead at a house party in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, officials say. Read More


IMF to open up

24 October 2010

Gyeongji, South Korea – Finance ministers from the G20 leading economies have agreed reforms of the International Monetary Fund, giving major developing nations more of a say. Read More


Safari clash

23 October 2010

British actor-comedian Russell Brand (centre) sitting with others on a jeepduring a jungle safari at the Ranthambore National Park in Ranthambore, India, yesterday. Read More


France sets 62 as time to go

23 October 2010

PARIS – The French Senate, pushed into an early vote, approved on yesterday a hotly contested bill raising the retirement age to 62, hours after riot police forced the reopening of a strategic refinery to help halt growing fuel shortages amid nationwide strikes and... Read More



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