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    December 15

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Having fun in the air

11 September 2010

Nine-year-old Balqiis Hayir (left) and Nasteho Abdi, 12, celebrating EID, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, Read More


Gas blast rips through US neighbourhood

10 September 2010

A fire fighting helicopter flys over a massive fire, in a neighborhood in San Bruno, California. Read More


Remembering dad

09 September 2010

Alec Sanders, six year-old son of Sergeant Christopher A. Sanders who died January 9, 2008 in Iraq, carrying a poster honoring his father Read More

4 prisoners at large

09 September 2010

BAGHDAD – Four prisoners with links to al-Qaeda being guarded by American troops escaped from a maximum-security prison in Baghdad and are still at large, United States and Iraqi officials said. Read More

Quran burning scrapped

09 September 2010

GAINESVILLE – The leader of a tiny church yesterday backed off his threat to burn the Quran, saying he gave up the plan in exchange for a deal to move a planned Islamic center and mosque away from New York’s ground zero. Read More


Obama goes on the attack

08 September 2010

CLEVELAND – President Barack Obama strongly defended his opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and delivered a searing attack on Republicans Read More


Let's do it

08 September 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama high-fives students at Brock Elementary School in Slidell, Louisiana, where she spoke about her Let’s Move! campaign Read More

Morgan to take King's CNN slot

08 September 2010

EW YORK – British tabloid veteran Piers Morgan, hired by CNN to start as Larry King’s replacement as a prime-time interviewer in January, promised that he "came here to win". Read More

Church leader set on burning Quran

08 September 2010

GAINESVILLE – The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said he was determined to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, despite pressure from the White House, religious leaders and others to call it off. Read More


BP lays blame for oil spill

08 September 2010

Oil giant BP PLC says in an internal report released today that multiple companies and work teams contributed to the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. Read More


EU condemns stoning death sentence

07 September 2010

TEHRAN, Iran – The European Union condemned the stoning to death sentence passed against an Iranian woman convicted for adultery, saying it was "barbaric". Read More

Desperate civilians fleeing Somalia

07 September 2010

KAKUMA, Kenya – Fighting in the Somali capital has claimed more than 230 lives in the past two weeks and fleeing civilians are so desperate they are giving away their last possessions for seats on a bus out of the city, United Nations officials said. Read More

Woman runs over husband with car

07 September 2010

HOUSTON – Authorities say a woman intentionally ran down her husband with her car and rolled over him several times, killing the man. Read More


Jailed for smuggling boa constrictors in luggage

06 September 2010

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian court sentenced a notorious wildlife trader to six months in prison after he was caught smuggling 95 live boa constrictors in his luggage at the country’s main airport. Read More

Obama asks for $50b

06 September 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve at least $50 billion in long-term investments in the country’s roads, railways and runways in a pre-election effort to show he’s trying to stimulate the sputtering economy. Read More

British spy slain

06 September 2010

LONDON - Detectives investigating the mysterious death of a British intelligence official said they were hunting for two people seen entering his apartment building in recent weeks. Read More

Move against gamblers

06 September 2010

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania – Officials in suburban Philadelphia say they never anticipated gamblers leaving children in cars when they were debating approval of a casino – but critics say they should have. Read More

Lawyer: Flight attendant wasn't fired

06 September 2010

NEW  YORK – A flight attendant who captured America’s attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn’t fired, his lawyer said yesterday. Read More

US troops in Iraqi attack

06 September 2010

BAGHDAD – Days after the United States officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq’s ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the heart of Baghdad yesterday. The... Read More

BP replaces preventer

05 September 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP crews worked yesterday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. Read More

Shoes and eggs hurled at Blair

05 September 2010

DUBLIN – Protesters hurled shoes and eggs yesterday at Tony Blair, who held the first public signing of his memoir amid high security in Ireland’s capital. Read More


The public service vehicle community is upset over new uniforms provided by the Transport Authority. Do you think the new uniforms are a good idea?