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BP tries to plug leak using robots

13 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Undersea robots manoeuvred a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico yesterday to delicately lower a new, Read More



13 July 2010

Former United States Marine Eddie Wright, 34, right, proposing to girlfriend Cody Fife during a ceremony yesterday Read More

Twin bombs kill World Cup viewers

13 July 2010

KAMPALA, Uganda – An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsibility yesterday for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people Read More


Man tries to grab World Cup trophy

12 July 2010

JOHANNESBURG – A spectator ran onto the field and tried to grab the World Cup trophy yesterday, moments Read More

All is going well, says BP

12 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Oil was spewing largely unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico as BP crews claimed progress yesterday Read More

China gives Google go-ahead

12 July 2010

BEIJING – China confirmed yesterday it had renewed Google’s license to operate after a months long stand-off over Internet censorship, Read More

Cap off, oil flows freely

11 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, Read More

Kudos to South Africa

11 July 2010

PRETORIA – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge congratulated South Africa yesterday on an " Read More



10 July 2010

 Revellers running from a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch fighting bull during the fourth run Read More


Indian village boasts 220 sets of twins

09 July 2010

KERALA, India – Baffled doctors are trying to unravel the mystery of an Indian village boasting more than 220 sets of twins born to just 2 000 families.  Experts who have visited the remote tropical village of Kodinhi, in Kerala, have been left scratching their heads... Read More


Third baby for world's shortest woman

09 July 2010

KENTUCKY, United States – The world’s smallest mother has vowed "I’ll have more children" as she showed off her unlikely baby No. 3.  Stacey Herald, 36, who is just 2 feet 4 inches, was warned against becoming pregnant, because a baby could grow too big and crush her... Read More


Bombers kill 62 in Pakistan

09 July 2010

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A pair of suicide bombings killed 62 people yesterday outside a government office in a region along the Afghan border where the Pakistani army and United States missiles have had some success in decreasing the number of such attacks. Read More


Princess Di's items fetch £21M

09 July 2010

LONDON – A collection of paintings, antiques and assorted household items owed by the aristocratic family of the late Princess Diana sold for a total of £21.1 million pounds ($32 million) in London, Christie’s auctioneers said yesterday. Read More



07 July 2010

Demonstrators confronting police during a protest organised by residents of earthquake-stricken L’Aquila in downtown Rome, yesterday. They are protesting against the delays in the reconstruction following the earthquake that killed over 300 people last year as they... Read More


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


Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?