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    November 16

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Jewish dancers stoned

24 June 2010

HANOVER – German police are investigating the stoning of a Jewish dance group trying to perform on the street in the city of Hanover. Read More


Obama kicks out war general

23 June 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama ousted General Stanley McChrystal as the top United States commander in Afghanistan Wednesday . . . Read More

Backing for McChrystal's Afghan plan

23 June 2010

LONDON – America’s allies in the fight to stabilise Afghanistan are hoping that the ouster of Stanley McChrystal as commander of international forces there leaves the general’s strategy intact, officials and analysts said Wednesday. Read More

A Rudd awakening

23 June 2010

CANBERRA – A surprise revolt forced Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday to call a party leadership vote that he will struggle to win Read More

Quake shakes Canada, part of US

23 June 2010

TORONTO – A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada Wednesday, shaking homes and businesses from Toronto to the states of New York and Michigan Read More

Man charged with having weapons

23 June 2010

TORONTO – A Toronto man was charged Wednesday with possession of explosives. Read More

Oil execs warn Obama

22 June 2010

LONDON – Oil executives sent a strong challenge to Barack Obama yesterday, warning at a major oil conference that the American president’s ban on risky deepwater drilling would cripple world energy supplies. Read More

48 die as train falls into ravine

22 June 2010

BRAZZAVILLE – Four train cars full of passengers fell into a ravine in Republic of Congo after a derailment Read More

Karzai, NATO backing general

22 June 2010

KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave a strong endorsement yesterday to embattled General Stanley McChrystal, describing him as the "best commander" of the war and expressing hope Read More


Flooding kills 41 in Brazil

22 June 2010

RIO DE JANEIRO – Officials scrambled Tuesday to get food and medical aid to two flood-hit Brazilian states where torrents of water ripped through towns, killing at least 41 people and driving 120,000 from their homes. Read More

Flogged for mingling

22 June 2010

RIYADH – Judicial officials say a Saudi court has convicted four women and 11 men for mingling at a party and sentenced them to flogging and prison terms. Read More

Man eats part of cellmate

22 June 2010

ROUEN – A French prisoner went on trial yesterday and acknowledged killing his cellmate and then eating part of the man’s lung. Read More

Fan goes on trial

22 June 2010

CAPE TOWN – The football fan who invaded England’s dressing room Read More

Call to extradite ex-head of Union Carbide

21 June 2010

NEW DELHI – Indian ministers called yesterday for the government to extradite the former head Read More


Flooded out

21 June 2010

BEIJING – Major rivers burst their banks in southern China, triggering massive floods that have killed 132 people Read More

'Digging deep' to plug leak

21 June 2010

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping Read More

GOP tactics 'hurting the jobless'

20 June 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama yesterday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed Read More

Call for probe into Kyrgyzstan riots

20 June 2010

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – A top United States envoy called yesterday for an independent investigation into the violence Read More

BP's chief freed of spill duties

19 June 2010

LONDON – The chairman of BP says embattled chief executive Tony Hayward is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a day after he angered United States lawmakers with his refusal to answer many of their questions. Read More

UN appeals for $71m in aid

19 June 2010

UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing for US$71 million to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by ethnic unrest in Kyrgyzstan. Read More


Deadly tornadoes tear up Minnesota

18 June 2010

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – An emergency official says a third death has been confirmed in a series of tornadoes that tore through Minnesota. Read More


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