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Thieves dump loot in escape bid

05 August 2010

LONDON – British police say smash-and-grab raiders hurled luxury watches at chasing officers as they attempted to flee from the scene of a robbery. Read More

Some schools say SATs a waste of time

04 August 2010

LONDON – School test results for 11-year-olds were released yesterday across England, and one result was certain: A large number of educators and parents consider the tests a waste of time. Read More


Not here

04 August 2010

Linda Rivera holding up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Read More

Gunman shoots eight, then self

04 August 2010

MANCHESTER, Connecticut – A black warehouse driver who had complained of racial harassment at work went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributorship yesterday Read More

6 teens drown as relatives watch

04 August 2010

Louisiana – Six teenagers who could not swim and were wading in shallow water drowned in front of their horrified families in Louisiana’s Red River after they fell into a chasm Read More


18 old folks perish in SA fire

03 August 2010

JOHANNESBURG – Eighteen elderly people died after a fire swept through their old age and frail care centre outside of Johannesburg, South African emergency services said Read More

Famous orchestra leader dies at 99

03 August 2010

NEW YORK – Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to Sing Along With Mitch on television and records, has died at age 99. Read More

Emirates to crack down on BlackBerry

03 August 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates’ looming crackdown on BlackBerry services will extend to foreign visitors using roaming, putting the government’s Read More

Fox mum about Idol changes

02 August 2010

BEVERLY HILLS, California – Fox executives are remaining quiet about possible changes on American Idol amid reports that television’s favourite show was about to welcome Read More


Doubly happy by DNA

01 August 2010

SAO PAULO – Two years back, Dimas Aliprandi and Elton Plaster didn’t know of each other’s existence. Then they learned they had been accidentally switched at birth more than 20 years ago. Read More

Gore cleared of allegations

01 August 2010

PORTLAND, Oregon – The case of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and the massage therapist has been closed. Read More

Child killer suing prison

01 August 2010

LONDON – One of Britain’s most notorious murderers is suing prison authorities for failing to protect him after his throat was slashed by another inmate. Read More


Siblings in love can't have sex

31 July 2010

FIFE, Scotland – As Nick Cameron and Danielle Heaney hold hands and kiss lovingly, Karina Cameron looks away uncomfortably. Read More

Floods kill 430 in Pakistan

31 July 2010

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Boats and helicopters struggled to reach hundreds of thousands of villagers cut off by floods in northwest Pakistan yesterday as the government said 430 people had been killed in the deadliest such disaster to hit the region since 1929. Read More

Man freed after 27 years

31 July 2010

HOUSTON, Texas – Imprisoned for 27 years for a rape he didn’t commit, Michael Anthony Green walked out of jail a free man yesterday and in the process was able to leave behind Read More

Priest charged with baby's accidental drowning

31 July 2010

RASCANI, Moldova – A priest has been accused of drowning a baby as he baptised the tiny tot. Read More

Five-foot snake found in washing machine

31 July 2010

DEVON, England – A woman unloading her laundry from the washing machine was given a huge scare after finding a five-foot snake curled up in her clothes. Read More

Woman dies after being left in recliner a month

30 July 2010

BOSTON – A woman hospitalised in critical condition after sitting for a month with deep bedsores in a recliner soaked with her waste, died yesterday on her 81st birthday, prosecutors said. Read More

Little protester

30 July 2010

Dominic Chavez, one, accompanies his mother, Monica Chavez and other protesters who rallied at the intersection of Wilshire and Highland in Los Angeles Read More

$3m on Clinton wedding

30 July 2010

RHINEBECK, New York – Weddingexperts say Chelsea Clinton’s gala this weekend could cost between $2 million to $3 million. Read More

al-Qaeda condemns veil ban

29 July 2010

CAIRO – al-Qaeda’s No. 2 has slammed France’s push to ban the Islamic full-face veil and urged Muslim women to be "holy warriors" in the defence of Read More


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