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    February 22

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Flood flurry ends head'strip

08 August 2010

BIRMINGHAM, England – Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari rounded off a trip to Britain by addressing a political rally yesterday, facing criticism and protests for touring overseas as floods killed more than 1 500 people in his country. Read More

Medical team gunned down

08 August 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan – Ten members of the Christian medical team – six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton – Read More

Facebook shocker for wife

07 August 2010

CLEVELAND, United States – Dread of the unknown hung in the air as Lynn France typed two words into the search box on Facebook: the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair. Read More

Smog grounds Moscow flights

07 August 2010

MOSCOW – A choking smog from raging wildfires shrouded Moscow yesterday, grounding flights, plunging the city’s iconic Red Square into a sea of dirty Read More

Impatient man mends his own leg

07 August 2010

SUNDSVALL, Sweden – A man who sewed his own leg up because doctors kept him waiting for so long was reported to cops for misuse of hospital equipment. Read More

Dog saves owner by biting off toe

07 August 2010

MICHICAN, United States – A dog saved its owner’s life by chewing off his toe after he passed out drunk. Read More


US joins Hiroshima memorial

07 August 2010

HIROSHIMA, Japan – A United States representative participated for the first time yesterday in Japan’s annual commemoration of the American atomic Read More

23 years for gunman in huge jewel heist

07 August 2010

LONDON – The disguised gunman who burst into an upmarket London jewellery store and carried out one of Britain’s biggest-ever robberies was sentenced to 23 years in jail yesterday, a year to the day after the heist. Read More

Obamas visit Granada

06 August 2010

GRANADA, Spain – United States First Lady Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter Sasha toured a historic cathedral in the southern city of Granada yesterday on the first full day of their vacation in Spain. Read More

Seven die in minibus, train crash

06 August 2010

JERUSALEM – Seven people have died and 20 have been injured in a collision between a minibus and a high-speed passenger train near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel. Read More


Third woman on US Supreme Court

06 August 2010

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, making her the third woman on the nine-member court and the fourth in history. Read More


Desperate times

06 August 2010

A family trapped by heavy flooding being evacuated with other residents by Pakistan Army Read More

Oil leak almost plugged

05 August 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Crews made key progress in plugging BP’s blown-out Gulf oil well yesterday as a report said much of the spilled crude was gone, twin victories that Read More

Racism claims at university

05 August 2010

JOHANNESBURG – A South African rights group says it is investigating fresh allegations of racism at a university that has been rocked by a high-profile racism lawsuit. Read More

Gas blast kills three

05 August 2010

LONDON – Scottish emergency services say three people have died in a gas explosion at an apartment complex in Edinburgh. Read More

Thieves dump loot in escape bid

05 August 2010

LONDON – British police say smash-and-grab raiders hurled luxury watches at chasing officers as they attempted to flee from the scene of a robbery. Read More

Some schools say SATs a waste of time

04 August 2010

LONDON – School test results for 11-year-olds were released yesterday across England, and one result was certain: A large number of educators and parents consider the tests a waste of time. Read More


Not here

04 August 2010

Linda Rivera holding up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Read More

Gunman shoots eight, then self

04 August 2010

MANCHESTER, Connecticut – A black warehouse driver who had complained of racial harassment at work went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributorship yesterday Read More

6 teens drown as relatives watch

04 August 2010

Louisiana – Six teenagers who could not swim and were wading in shallow water drowned in front of their horrified families in Louisiana’s Red River after they fell into a chasm Read More


18 old folks perish in SA fire

03 August 2010

JOHANNESBURG – Eighteen elderly people died after a fire swept through their old age and frail care centre outside of Johannesburg, South African emergency services said Read More


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