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Slashed cabbie speaks out

28 August 2010

NEW YORK – Slashed cabbie Ahmed Sharif said yesterday that he didn’t think his throat-slashing was linked to the anti-Islam furore over the so-called Ground Zero mosque. Read More

Blasts knock Mexico TV station off air

28 August 2010

MEXIXO CITY – At least two car bombs exploded yesterday near the television studios of Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico, the station and the government-run news service reported. Read More

Strippers take protest to church

28 August 2010

WARSAW, Ohio – Strippers dressed in bikinis sunbathe in lawn chairs, their backs turned toward the gray clapboard church where men in ties and women in full-length skirts flock to Sunday morning services. Read More

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N. Korea frees US man

28 August 2010

Atlanta – Former President Jimmy Carter was expected to arrive in the United States yesterday with a United States citizen who was imprisoned in North Korea after entering the isolated communist nation illegally in January, the Carter Centre said here. Read More

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Singer guilty of causing bodily harm

26 August 2010

Darmstadt – A German pop star was found guilty yesterday of causing grievous bodily harm and attempted bodily harm for failing to tell sexual partners that she was infected with HIV. Read More

'Tortured' maid to undergo surgery

26 August 2010

COLOMBO – A Sri Lankan housemaid with nails embedded in her body is to undergo surgery, her doctors said. Read More

9 kilos of fake medicines seized

26 August 2010

WASHINGTON – Authorities have seized 9 072 kilograms of counterfeit medicine and arrested 80 people suspected of illegal trafficking in six East African nations, Interpol said yesterday. Read More

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500 000 told to evacuate

26 August 2010

Islamabad – Pakistan’s government has warned about 500 000 people in the country’s southeastern Sindh province that they should evacuate immediately because of possible flooding, government officials said yesterday. Read More

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Tiger Woods' ex-wife breaks silence

25 August 2010

WINDERMERE, Florida. – Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren said she has "been through hell" since her husband's infidelity surfaced but she never hit him, according to an interview released yesterday. Read More

3 from Facebook hit list killed

25 August 2010

Putumayo Puerto Asis, Colombia – Colombian police are investigating the killings of three youths whose names appeared on hit lists published on the social networking site Facebook. Read More

Trapped miners need to drop weight

25 August 2010

COPIAPO, Chile – Just 35 inches (90 centimeters) around the waist — that’s how skinny Chile’s 33 trapped miners have been told they need to be to squeeze through the escape tunnel, the health minister said. Read More

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42 dead, 49 injured in China jet crash

24 August 2010

BEIJING – A Chinese passenger jet overshot a fog-shrouded runway in the country’s northeast and burst into flames, killing 42 people and injuring 49 others, state media said. Read More

Trapped miners sing lustily

24 August 2010

COPIAPO, Chile – Singing the national anthem in a full-throated chorus, 33 miners trapped deep underground thanked their rescuers and settled in for a long wait Read More

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Man, shot in head, notices five years later

24 August 2010

BERLIN – Police say a man living in Germany was shot in the back of his head, but that it took him five years to realize it. Read More

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Civil rights violated

23 August 2010

INDIANAPOLIS – Certified nursing assistant Brenda Chaney was on duty in an Indiana nursing home one day when she discovered a patient lying on the floor, unable to stand. Read More

7 die in Philippine hostage stand-off

23 August 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Read More

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Flood moves to sea

23 August 2010

Pakistani men pushing a motorcycle on rubber floats as a police boat passes by along a flooded road in Baseera, Punjab province, Pakistan. Read More

Warning for Obama

23 August 2010

RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian leader has warned President Barack Obama that he will pull out of upcoming peace talks if Israel ends a slowdown of West Bank settlement construction, a Palestinian negotiator said. Read More

13 die in Somalia fighting

23 August 2010

MOGADISHU, Somalia – An emergency official in Somalia says a new outbreak of fighting between Islamist militants and government forces has killed 13 people as a spokesman for Somalia’s most powerful militia declares a "massive" war. Read More

4 months to free trapped miners

23 August 2010

COPIAPO, Chile – Engineers reinforced a lifeline yesterday to 33 miners entombed deep inside a Chilean gold and copper mine, preparing to keep them supplied with food, water, medicine and communications during the four months it may take to carve a tunnel wide enough... Read More

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Mosque protest

23 August 2010

 People participating in a rally against a proposed mosque and Islamic community centre near ground zero in New York yesterday. Read More

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