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Priest on wheels a hit

21 August 2010

BUDAPEST – A Hungarian Catholic priest who spreads God's word from a skateboard has become an Internet sensation. Read More

'Vuvuzela' among new words in Oxford

21 August 2010

LONDON – The ever-present hum of the vuvuzela during this year’s soccer World Cup catapulted the plastic trumpet to prominence and now it has earned a place in the Oxford Dictionary Of English. Read More

Body in backpack for 9 years

21 August 2010

TOKYO – The remains of a Japanese woman have been found in a backpack, in the latest gruesome discovery by investigators searching for missing old people. Read More

5 cops held for murder

21 August 2010

Mexico City, Mexico – Five police officers and a transit worker have been arrested in the abduction and killing of a mayor this week in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon, the state's governor, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, announced yesterday. Read More

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Highway bed

20 August 2010

Pakistani flood survivor children sleeping outside their makeshift tent set-up on the mid-section of a main highway Read More

Ex-soldier jailed for smuggling eggs

20 August 2010

LONDON – A former special forces soldier was jailed yesterday for attempting to sneak out of Britain with a stash of 14 rare peregrine falcon eggs Read More

Closer to peace talks

20 August 2010

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said yesterday it was near to securing an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians Read More

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Last US combat troops leave Iraq

19 August 2010

IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER – The last United States combat troops crossed the border into Kuwait this morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a seven-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein. Read More

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Voters oppose mosque plan

18 August 2010

ALBANY, New York – A majority of New Yorkers remain opposed to a mosque proposed as part of a planned Islamic cultural centre near ground zero Read More

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Peril in Pakistan

18 August 2010

Flood survivors carrying relief goods along a flooded area in Muzaffargarh, Punjab province, in Pakistan Read More

Obama sits down with average Americans

18 August 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Admittedly wary of losing touch, President Barack Obama returned to the comfort of backyard politics Read More

Host to give up show

18 August 2010

LOS ANGELES – Laura Schlessinger, the talk show host who recently apologised for saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air, said on Tuesday that she planned to give up her Dr Laura radio show Read More

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Suicide bomber kills job hunters

17 August 2010

BAGHDAD – Young men from some of Iraq’s poorest areas waited all night outside an army recruitment centre, only to become easy prey yesterday for a suicide bomber who killed 61 of them. Read More

Ex-governor guilty of lying

17 August 2010

CHICAGO – A federal jury found former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty yesterday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining 23 counts. Read More

Facebook users 'being duped by scammers'

17 August 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – Computer security firm Sophos on Monday warned that scammers are duping Facebook users with a bogus "Dislike" button that slips malicious software onto machines. Read More

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130 survive plane crash

16 August 2010

BOGOTA, Colombia – A Boeing 737 jetliner carrying 131 people crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart as it slid onto the runway on a Caribbean island on Monday. Read More

Afghan couple stoned for adultery

16 August 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban militants in northern Afghanistan stoned a young couple to death for adultery Read More

No Brazil asylum for adulterer

16 August 2010

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran will not send a woman who had faced death by stoning on an adultery conviction to Brazil Read More

Bloomberg backs mosque

16 August 2010

NEW YORK – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it would be "a sad day for America" if opponents successfully kill plans for a mosque proposed near the World Trade Centre site. Read More

Plus for teenagers having sex in a steady relationship

16 August 2010

LOS ANGELES – There’s good news for parents who worry that their teenagers’ sex lives are affecting their school performance: A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don’t have sex. Read More

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Bear trouble

16 August 2010

TWO BLACK bear cubs, one with a jug  on its head, running along a roadway in Ocala National Forest, Florida. The black bear cub in Florida affectionately known as "jarhead" can finally enjoy a good meal. Read More

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