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Fourth man suing Long

26 September 2010

ATLANTA – A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long's megachurch is suing the prominent pastor, claiming Long coerced him into a sexual relationship. Read More

Bomb scare hoax?

26 September 2010

STOCKHOLM – Canadian police are investigating whether a phoned-in hoax caused a Pakistani jet to be diverted to Stockholm for several hours yesterday for fear that one of its passangers was carrying explosives. Read More


Prison guard wins US$54 million

25 September 2010

NEW YORK – She’s been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job – but radiant Rikers Island guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita. Read More


Knife taken from Brazil man's head after 3 years

25 September 2010

SAO PAULO – A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a four-inch blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight. Read More


US woman executed amid outcry

25 September 2010

JARRATT, Virginia – The state of Virginia carried out a rare execution of a woman, despite international criticism and claims by her attorneys that she was borderline retarded. Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection on Thursday night, authorities said. Read More

Robbers kidnap teller in bank heist

25 September 2010

CORAL GABLES, Florida – A bank teller was kidnapped early yesterday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI. Read More

No to Queen's bid for heating funds

25 September 2010

LONDON – A government fund intended to provide subsidised heating to low-income Britons got some interest from an unexpected source: Queen Elizabeth II, who wanted help paying the bills at Buckingham Palace. Read More

Woman fends off bear with zucchini

25 September 2010

HELENA – A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home on Thursday by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden. Read More


State of emergency declared

24 September 2010

Three men paddle their canoe yesterday, on a flooded street near the Ashley Furniture plant in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Read More

US walks out on Iran

24 September 2010

UNITED NATIONS – The United States delegation walked out of the United Nations speech of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday after he said some in the world had speculated that Americans were behind the September 11 terror attacks, staged in an attempt... Read More

Skerrit suing Dominica Times

24 September 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and journalist Mathias Peltier appeared in court here on Wednesday in connection with a law suit filed by the head of the Dominica government over a newspaper article published in 2007. Read More

Housing behind schedule

24 September 2010

NEW DELHI – Workers sprayed for mosquitoes, mopped up the just-opened athletes’ village and planted flower beds yesterday as India rusheto complete long overdue work less than two weeks before the Commonwealth Games are to begin. Read More

Bullies charged with death

24 September 2010

HADLEY, Massachusetts – Prosecutors say they will call up to 50 witnesses in their case against three girls accused of bullying a classmate so relentlessly that she committed suicide. Read More

Obama pushes for hope

24 September 2010

UNITED NATIONS – Grasping for peace, President Barack Obama yesterday challenged a pessimistic world to overcome decades of shattered promises and help Israelis and Palestinians close an historic deal within a year. Read More

1 million against retiring later

24 September 2010

PARIS – French authorities estimated nearly 1 million protesters filled the streets yesterday to try to force President Nicolas Sarkozy to drop his plan to raise the retirement age two years to 62. Read More


Bishop faces third sex lawsuit

23 September 2010

Atlanta – A third lawsuit has been filed accusing Bishop Eddie Long of coercing young men in his Atlanta megachurch into having sex in exchange for cash and cars. Read More

Swiss women step up

23 September 2010

GENEVA – Swiss women for the first time captured most of the seats in the country’s seven-member executive branch yesterday, brushing aside Switzerland’s history as one of Europe’s last nations to grant women full suffrage. Read More

Men beaten to death

23 September 2010

CIUDAD JUAREZ – Mexican authorities say a mob has beaten two alleged kidnappers to death in the northern border state of Chihuahua. Read More

IDEA, OAS deepen ties

22 September 2010

A STRATEGIC relationship between the Swedish-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Organisation of American States (OAS) reached a new level with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the... Read More


Hurricane Igor hits Canada with heavy rains

21 September 2010

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland – Hurricane Igor pelted eastern Canada with heavy rain today, flooding communities, washing out roads and stranding some residents in their homes. Read More


Commonwealth Games at risk; under 2 weeks left

21 September 2010

5:00 PM TUESDAY, SEPT 21 – NEW DELHI – Less than two weeks before it begins, one of the world's biggest sports events is in jeopardy as organisers struggle to cope with unfinished buildings Read More


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