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    August 19

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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

Cheating wife sues over split

18 June 2010

TORONTO – A Toronto woman says the billing practices of Rogers Wireless Inc. led to her husband discovering her extramarital affair. Read More

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


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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