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    September 15

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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


Candidates sign-up for upcoming La. elections

07 July 2010

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, both signed up for the Senate race Wednesday, on the opening day of qualifying. Read More

Gaza war troops to be disciplined

07 July 2010

The Israeli military indicted a soldier today on a charge of manslaughter during last year’s war in the Gaza Strip – the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the devastating offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory. The soldier was... Read More


EU puts ban on Iran jets

07 July 2010

The EU banned most of Iran Air’s jets from flying to Europe because of safety concerns, emphasising yesterday that the move was not related to UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. Read More


UN must lead way, says queen

06 July 2010

UNITED NATIONS – Queen Elizabeth II challenged the United Nations today to spearhead the international response to global dangers and promote prosperity and dignity for all the world’s inhabitants. Read More


Waves, winds limit oil spill cleanup

06 July 2010

Choppy seas and stiff winds are continuing to hamper the Gulf oil spill cleanup on the Alabama coast and neighboring shorelines. Read More

US soldier linked to Iraq attack video charged

06 July 2010

An American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack on unarmed men in Iraq was charged with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk, the U.S. Army said in a statement today. Read More

6 killed in factory accident

06 July 2010

Officials say a raised platform being built in a cement factory has collapsed and killed at least six workers in northwestern Brazil. Twenty-four others are reported injured. Read More


US birthday celebrations

05 July 2010

Americans celebrated their independence with spectacular fireworks demonstartions over the weekend. Read More

Interpol pleads for public help

05 July 2010

PARIS – International police agency Interpol launched an unusual appeal yesterday to the global public to report sightings of 26 leading fugitives –  whether on the street or on a Facebook page. Read More

Witness: No 'blood diamonds' link

05 July 2010

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A former Sierra Leone rebel serving a 52-year prison sentence told a war crimes tribunal yesterday  that he never gave so-called "blood diamonds" to former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Read More

Queen Elizabeth to live less royally

05 July 2010

LONDON – Like millions of her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II is going to have to make do and mend – cutting spending Read More

Kenya PM knocks pay hike for MPs

05 July 2010

NAIROBI – Hours after Kenya’s prime minister was discharged from the hospital following a brain procedure, Read More

Queen to address UN on peace

05 July 2010

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II will visit Ground Zero for the first time and make her first address to the United Nations General Assembly Read More

World Cup of cocaine 'most original'

05 July 2010

BOGOTA – Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas of the World Cup trophy out of everything from papier-mâché to plastic Read More


Chelsea's wedding Clinton's top priority

04 July 2010

KRAKOW, Poland – Hillary Rodham Clinton said she’s not letting the demands of global diplomacy stop her from planning daughter Chelsea’s wedding. Read More

Pirates kidnap sailors

04 July 2010

LAGOS, Nigeria – Pirates kidnapped 12 foreign sailors off the coast of Nigeria’s restive and oil-rich southern delta Read More

Over 220 killed as tanker explodes

04 July 2010

KINSHASA – A fuel tanker flipped over and exploded into flames in eastern Congo overnight, killing at least 220 villagers Read More

Poll on voting change

02 July 2010

LONDON – Britain will hold a public referendum next year on overhauling its voting system – a potentially radical change that could see the country frequently led by European-style coalition governments rather than by one strong party. Read More


Driving while blind?

02 July 2010

WASHINGTON – Getting behind the wheel has long been considered impossible for the blind. That could soon change. Read More

Driver guilty of trying to sell Ritz Hotel

02 July 2010

LONDON – An unemployed British truck driver has been convicted of trying to sell the world famous Ritz Hotel for £250 million (BDS$760 million) to a duped investor. Read More


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