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Bungling burglar hit by own rock

18 June 2010

LONDON – He tried once, he tried again, he tried a third time – but each attempt to break the shop window rebounded on him. Read More

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Princes on African tour

18 June 2010

Britain’s Princes William and Harry are on their first joint overseas tour in Africa, where they are highlighting the work of their charities. Read More

March for AIDS funding

18 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG – Thousands of South African protesters marched on the United States consulate yesterday to demand the United States increase its AIDS funding for Africa, weeks after United States officials said their biggest AIDS fund would not substantially rise. Read More

Mandela attends great-granddaughter's funeral

18 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG – For the first time since the World Cup began, South Africa’s beloved Nelson Mandela appeared in public yesterday. Read More

Panel: BP ignored drilling risks

18 June 2010

WASHINGTON – BP chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by an angry United States Congressional panel his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

EU nod for new Iran sanctions

17 June 2010

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders yesterday adopted a new set of sanctions against Iran in a further effort to stall its disputed nuclear programme. Read More

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White House welcomes looser hold on Gaza

17 June 2010

The White House is welcoming Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More

Britain to stop aid

17 June 2010

BLANTYRE – More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said yesterday.Members of Seventh Day Apostolic... Read More

Move to reform Aborigine policy

17 June 2010

CANBERRA – Australia plans to reform a policy criticised as racist for restricting how Outback Aborigines spend their welfare cheques by applying it to recipients regardless of ethnicity, the prime minister said yesterday. The policy aims to reduce alcohol and drug... Read More

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France floods leave 19 dead

16 June 2010

DRAGUIGNAN, France – At least 19 people were killed in flash floods that hit the back hills of the French Riviera on Wednesday and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water, officials said. Read More

Kenyan politicians arrested for hate speeches

16 June 2010

NAIROBI  – Kenyan police yesterday arrested three top politicians for hate speeche. Read More

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Bin Laden hunter held in Pakistan

16 June 2010

ISLAMABAD – An American man armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan. Read More

Two killed as small plane crashes

16 June 2010

SYDNEY – Two people were killed after their light plane crashed in a Sydney neighbourhood yesterday, narrowly missing houses and an elementary school. Read More

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BP agrees to $20B fund; chairman apologizes

16 June 2010

President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

China seeks police help to combat crime

16 June 2010

BEIJING  – China has ordered police to identify and resolve conflicts before they boil over as part of a "strike hard" campaign aimed at social tensions blamed for a recent wave of violent crime. Read More

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Jet-lagged general slumps at hearing

15 June 2010

WASHINGTON – General David Petraeus slumped at the witness table yesterday while testifying at a Senate hearing, and a spokesman said the general was likely dehydrated and jet-lagged from his travels. Read More

Abortion issue rocks Kenya

15 June 2010

NAIROBI – A group of anti-abortion Kenyan churches and Christian groups yesterday blamed Kenya’s government for involvement in two explosions that ripped through a packed rally protesting the country’s proposed constitution.The accusation over Sunday evening’s attack... Read More

Uzbeks flee mobs

15 June 2010

OSH, Kyrgyzstan – About 100 000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border yesterday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city smouldering. With fires raging in the... Read More

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BP fund for spill victims

15 June 2010

GULFPORT – The White House said yesterday  BP appeared willing  to set up the kind of victims compensation fund President Barack Obama was demanding, as Obama set out on a three-state tour of the stricken Gulf Coast.Spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters travelling... Read More

Israel approves raid inquiry

15 June 2010

JERUSALEM – Israel’s government yesterday approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a flotilla trying to break the blockade of Gaza, rejecting calls for an international inquiry but allowing the participation of two accomplished foreign observers to try to deflect... Read More

10 police officers killed

15 June 2010

MEXICO CITY – Ten federal police officers were killed yesterday after being attacked by unidentified gunmen near a vocational high school in western Mexico.The officers were returning from a patrol when they came under fire from the gang in the city of Zitacuaro in... Read More

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