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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

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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

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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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White House welcomes looser hold on Gaza

17 June 2010

The White House is welcoming Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More

Britain to stop aid

17 June 2010

BLANTYRE – More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said yesterday.Members of Seventh Day Apostolic... Read More

Move to reform Aborigine policy

17 June 2010

CANBERRA – Australia plans to reform a policy criticised as racist for restricting how Outback Aborigines spend their welfare cheques by applying it to recipients regardless of ethnicity, the prime minister said yesterday. The policy aims to reduce alcohol and drug... Read More

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France floods leave 19 dead

16 June 2010

DRAGUIGNAN, France – At least 19 people were killed in flash floods that hit the back hills of the French Riviera on Wednesday and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water, officials said. Read More

Kenyan politicians arrested for hate speeches

16 June 2010

NAIROBI  – Kenyan police yesterday arrested three top politicians for hate speeche. Read More

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Bin Laden hunter held in Pakistan

16 June 2010

ISLAMABAD – An American man armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan. Read More

Two killed as small plane crashes

16 June 2010

SYDNEY – Two people were killed after their light plane crashed in a Sydney neighbourhood yesterday, narrowly missing houses and an elementary school. Read More

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BP agrees to $20B fund; chairman apologizes

16 June 2010

President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

China seeks police help to combat crime

16 June 2010

BEIJING  – China has ordered police to identify and resolve conflicts before they boil over as part of a "strike hard" campaign aimed at social tensions blamed for a recent wave of violent crime. Read More

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Jet-lagged general slumps at hearing

15 June 2010

WASHINGTON – General David Petraeus slumped at the witness table yesterday while testifying at a Senate hearing, and a spokesman said the general was likely dehydrated and jet-lagged from his travels. Read More

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