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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

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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

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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

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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

Woman foced to abort baby

23 October 2010

BEIJING, China — A pregnant  woman in southern China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month before her due date because the baby would have violated the country's one child limit, her husband claims. Read More

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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

One gunman linked to racist attacks on woman

23 October 2010

Stockholm — Two women of immigrant background were shot through the window of their apartment in Malmo and Swedish police fear a lone gunman might be behind a spate of racially-motivated shootings in the southern city. Read More

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Ziggy Marley backs Prop 19

22 October 2010

New York: Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley appears to be backing Proposition 19 - a ballot initiative that will legalise recreational marijuana in California. Read More

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Chile, Germany leaders meet

22 October 2010

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, right, walking to the Chancellery during the welcoming ceremony, with military honours with the Reichstag building, which houses the German parliament in the background in Berlin, today.... Read More

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Canadian commander convicted of murders

21 October 2010

BELLEVILLE, Ontario - The former commander of Canada's largest air force base said today he deeply regretted his "despicable crimes," moments before he was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years for murdering two women. Read More

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Tensions over pensions continue

21 October 2010

PARIS - Protesters blockaded Marseille's airport, Lady Gaga canceled concerts in Paris and rioting youths attacked police in Lyon today ahead of a tense Senate vote on raising the retirement age to 62. Read More

Toyota recalling 1.53m cars globally

21 October 2010

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality problems for the world's No. 1 automaker. Read More

6.7 earthquake hits Mexico

21 October 2010

MEXICO CITY  — A powerful earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California today, causing people to flee into the streets in the western state of Sinaloa, but there were no reports of damage or injury. Read More

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Under arrest

21 October 2010

Officials from Sumerset, New Jersey, escorting Nancy Dunsavage (centre), through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport yesterday, in Reno. Read More

Sarkozy calls in cops

21 October 2010

PARIS — With a quarter of France’s gasoline stations empty of fuel, President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday ordered police to reopen all fuel depots currently blocked by protesters opposed to his plan to raise the retirement age. Read More

Britain cutting half million jobs

21 October 2010

LONDON — The British government yesterday announced historic spending cuts, aimed at reducing the country’s deficit, that will cost the public sector half a million jobs. Read More

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Pentagon shooting random

19 October 2010

Washington – A Pentagon official said he believes the shooting early today at the U.S. Defense Department headquarters was a "random incident." Read More

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Houses put to hurricane test

19 October 2010

RICHBURG, S.C. – Researchers used more than 100 giant fans to create hurricane-force winds in an experiment today that crumpled an ordinary home within minutes but left a better-built home standing at its side. Read More

'Wife, child beating ok' with conditions

19 October 2010

A court in the United Arab Emirates says a man is permitted under Islamic law to physically discipline his wife and children as long as he leaves no marks and has tried other methods of punishment, the country's top court ruled. Read More

Attack on religious pilgrims

19 October 2010

Baghdad, Iraq – Attackers targeting security forces in northern Iraq and religious pilgrims in Baghdad left at least 15 people dead and others wounded, police said today. Read More

Queen's former pilot guilty of murder, sexual assault

19 October 2010

Ottawa, Canada – A Canadian air force colonel and pilot who was entrusted with flying Queen Elizabeth across Canada has pleaded guilty to charges of murder, rape and dozens of sexually motivated break-ins. Read More

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