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US hands over Iraqi prisoners

15 July 2010

BAGHDAD – THE UNITED States this week handed over nearly 30 former members of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, Read More

Confidence in Obama down

14 July 2010

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s failure to jolt the US economy back to life has undermined his standing among already roiled American voters Read More



14 July 2010

French matador Sebastian Castella is gored by a Jandilla ranch fighting bull Read More

France for ban on Islamic veil

14 July 2010

PARIS – France’s lower house of parliament overhwelmingly approved a ban on burqa-like Islamic veils yesterday, Read More

Afghan soldier turns on British allies

14 July 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan soldier attacked his coalition allies with a rocket-propelled grenade and other weapons early yesterday, Read More

BP puts new cap to test

14 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – With a tight new cap freshly installed on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP planned gradual tests starting yesterday Read More

BP tries to plug leak using robots

13 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Undersea robots manoeuvred a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico yesterday to delicately lower a new, Read More



13 July 2010

Former United States Marine Eddie Wright, 34, right, proposing to girlfriend Cody Fife during a ceremony yesterday Read More

Twin bombs kill World Cup viewers

13 July 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda – An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsibility yesterday for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people Read More


Man tries to grab World Cup trophy

12 July 2010

JOHANNESBURG – A spectator ran onto the field and tried to grab the World Cup trophy yesterday, moments Read More

All is going well, says BP

12 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Oil was spewing largely unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico as BP crews claimed progress yesterday Read More

China gives Google go-ahead

12 July 2010

BEIJING – China confirmed yesterday it had renewed Google’s license to operate after a months long stand-off over Internet censorship, Read More

Cap off, oil flows freely

11 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, Read More

Kudos to South Africa

11 July 2010

PRETORIA – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge congratulated South Africa yesterday on an " Read More



10 July 2010

 Revellers running from a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull during the fourth run Read More


Indian village boasts 220 sets of twins

09 July 2010

KERALA, India – Baffled doctors are trying to unravel the mystery of an Indian village boasting more than 220 sets of twins born to just 2 000 families.  Experts who have visited the remote tropical village of Kodinhi, in Kerala, have been left scratching their heads... Read More


Third baby for world's shortest woman

09 July 2010

KENTUCKY, United States – The world’s smallest mother has vowed "I’ll have more children" as she showed off her unlikely baby No. 3.  Stacey Herald, 36, who is just 2 feet 4 inches, was warned against becoming pregnant, because a baby could grow too big and crush her... Read More


Bombers kill 62 in Pakistan

09 July 2010

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A pair of suicide bombings killed 62 people yesterday outside a government office in a region along the Afghan border where the Pakistani army and United States missiles have had some success in decreasing the number of such attacks. Read More


Princess Di's items fetch £21M

09 July 2010

LONDON – A collection of paintings, antiques and assorted household items owed by the aristocratic family of the late Princess Diana sold for a total of £21.1 million pounds ($32 million) in London, Christie’s auctioneers said yesterday. Read More



07 July 2010

Demonstrators confronting police during a protest organised by residents of earthquake-stricken L’Aquila in downtown Rome, yesterday. They are protesting against the delays in the reconstruction following the earthquake that killed over 300 people last year as they... Read More


Famous pianist on rape charge

07 July 2010

PATTAYA – Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Vasillievich Pletnev has been charged with raping a 14-year-old boy at a Thai beach resort, police said yesterday. Pletnev said the charges were the result of a misunderstanding. Read More


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