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'No terrorist threat yet'

01 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG - The World Cup faces no terror threat at the moment, according to South Africa's police minister, who dismissed speculation less than two weeks before the tournament opens about plots by groups ranging from al-Qaeda to homegrown white militants. Police... Read More

Tropical storm kills 142

01 June 2010

GUATEMALA CITY - Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said yesterday. Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach... Read More

45 die in bus crash

01 June 2010

YAOUNDE - An official says at least 45 people have died after a bus overturned in the West African nation of Cameroon during an overnight journey. District official Mamadou Balla says the driver was apparently dozing while the bus was travelling at top speed. The vehicle,... Read More

BA strike continues

01 June 2010

LONDON - British Airways cabin crew walked out for the 14th day yesterday in an on-and-off strike over pay, benefits and working conditions, and a union leader said disruptions could continue into the summer. Striking cabin crew walked off their jobs on May 24 for... Read More

No end in sight for BA strike

31 May 2010

LONDON – British Airways cabin crew launched a new five-day strike yesterday as a bitter dispute with management over pay Read More

BP still struggling to fix leak

31 May 2010

ROBERT – BP PLC is hurriedly devising yet another mix of risky undersea robot manoeuvres and containment devices Read More

Volcano blasts rock 2 regions

29 May 2010

GUATEMALA CITY – Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanos in Central and South America yesterday, forcing thousands  of people to flee their homes  and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over wide regions. Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks ... Read More

Obama visits Gulf

29 May 2010

GRAND ISLE, Louisiana – Intent on showing firm command of a deepening Gulf Coast crisis, President Barack Obama inspected a fouled beach, took in what he called "heartbreaking stories" of the catastrophe and declared "we’re going to keep at it" until the largest United... Read More

N. Korea says South faked warship sinking

29 May 2010

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s most powerful state organ said yesterday that South Korea faked the sinking of one of its own warships and warned that the Korean peninsula was edging ever closer to war. Read More

Cops crash 'wedding'

26 May 2010

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Police in northwestern Pakistan broke up an apparent wedding between a businessman and his transgender bride, saying yesterday they could face seven years in prison for violating laws against same-sex marriage in the devoutly Muslim country. The... Read More

Black box found

24 May 2010

MANGALORE – As crash investigators pulled the black box from the charred Read More

Obama officials keep eyes on spill

24 May 2010

COVINGTON – Three top Obama administration officials are returning to the Gulf Coast Read More

Duchess duped by reporter

24 May 2010

LONDON – Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson feels devastated Read More

Messy handling of oil cleanup

23 May 2010

ROBERT, Lousiana – Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed Read More

Lucky man gives away fortune

22 May 2010

PETRINJA, Croatia – A music teacher, Frano Selak, who was dubbed the world’s luckiest man after cheating death seven times before winning the lottery, has now decided to give away his fortune. Read More

Korean war clouds

22 May 2010

SEOUL – South Korea’s president said yesterday his country was caught in a "perfect military ambush" when a North Korean torpedo sank a naval warship, but called for a cautious response to the disaster that left 46 sailors dead. Read More

Girl 'smothered in bed'

22 May 2010

TOLUCA, Mexico – Federal investigators say a four-year-old girl whose body was found in her bed nine days after her parents launched  a wide-scale search, was smothered accidentally and was there the whole time police and family were hunting for her. Read More

Thai gov't not easing up

17 May 2010

Thailand’s government insisted yesterday that a crackdown on Red Shirt protesters would continue despite their plea for United Nations-mediated talks Read More

Tsvangirai blames outsiders

17 May 2010

Zimbabwe’s prime minister said yesterday outsiders were stirring up trouble in his party at a delicate time in the country’s politics. Read More

Gay bishop consecrated

17 May 2010

The Episcopal Church has consecrated a woman as its second openly gay bishop Read More




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