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Toyota warns: 270 000 cars faulty

02 July 2010

LONDON – Japanese car giant Toyota has warned about potential faults with the engines of about 270 000 cars it has sold worldwide, including the luxury Lexus. Read More

17 Somalis die in battle

02 July 2010

MOGADISHU, Somalia –  An artillery shell struck a building where families had sought shelter, killing 11 people, part of a day of violent battle in the Somali capital that saw a total of 17 people killed yesterday, an emergency official said. Read More

Judges protest law

01 July 2010

ROME – Italian judges and prosecutors shut down trials nationwide yesterday to protest government austerity measures that would slash their salaries, and many joined protests against a proposed law that would limit the use of wiretaps in investigations. Read More


Nova Scotia visit

01 July 2010

Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prince Philip and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Mayann Francis, walking on the grounds of Government House before a tree-planting ceremony in Halifax. Read More

Circumcision deaths alarm SA

30 June 2010

JOHANNESBURG – South African health officials are alarmed by the rise in deaths among men who have had botched traditional circumcisions, after 39 young men died in the last month after undergoing the rite of passage into manhood. Read More

Hurricane Alex heads for Mexico

30 June 2010

MATAMOROS, Mexico – The first Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed ahead toward a collision with the Mexican Gulf coast and south Texas, whipping up high waves that frustrated oil-spill clean-up efforts and delivering tar balls and globs of crude onto already soiled... Read More

Convict can appeal

30 June 2010

LONDON – The first person to be convicted in Britain for the crime of directing terrorism has won the right to appeal after judges agreed to consider his claim that he was tortured. Read More

Russia not worried

30 June 2010

MOSCOW – Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Moscow expects that a spy scandal won’t hurt Russian-United States relations. Read More

10 held on spy charges

29 June 2010

NEW YORK – They sometimes worked in pairs and pretended to be married so they could blend in as the couple next door as they worked as spies in a throwback to the Cold War with fake identities, invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection,... Read More

Ex-police chief on rape charges

29 June 2010

STOCKHOLM – A former police chief has gone on trial in Sweden on charges of rape and other sexual offences. Read More

Hope fades for survivors

29 June 2010

BEIJING – Hope of finding survivors was diminishing today as rescuers used heavy machinery including bulldozers to search for at least 107 people trapped under a landslide in rain-hit southwestern China. Read More

Court ruling fires shot in Chicago gun laws

29 June 2010

CHICAGO – A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago’s decades-old handgun ban Read More

BP bill hits $2.6b

29 June 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s mounting costs for capping and cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill have reached US$2.65 billion, it said yesterday, but the oil giant denied reports out of Russia that CEO Tony Hayward was resigning. Read More

All eyes on Storm Alex

29 June 2010

VILLAHERMOSA – Hurricane watches were in effect yesterday for a stretch of Gulf Coast in southern Texas and northern Mexico as Tropical Storm Alex gained strength and appeared on track to become a Category 3 hurricane before it makes landfall later this week. Read More

Robber's grenade causes airport scare

29 June 2010

SAO PAULO – One of the international airport’s two terminals closed for several hours while police detonated a grenade left by a robber after he held up the parking lot attendant, authorities said yesterday. No one was hurt and no flights delayed, but the thief escaped.... Read More


Tossed around

28 June 2010

Overturned trailers are shown at the Fort Trodd Family Campground in Clyde Township, Michigan, yesterday after the passing of a severe storm. Read More

Noriega goes on trial in France

28 June 2010

PARIS – As Manuel Noriega went on trial in France for money laundering, the former Panamanian dictator was not allowed to wear his trademark military fatigues and appeared confused about the most basic of biographical information: his age. Read More

Man kills crying girl during World Cup game

28 June 2010

McALLEN, Texas – Texas police have arrested a man accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter when she wouldn’t stop crying as he watched a World Cup game. Read More

Captive's family steps up pressure

28 June 2010

JERUSALEM – The family of a captured Israeli soldier set out yesterday on a 12-day march to Jerusalem to press Israeli Read More

G-20 nod for 50% budget cuts

28 June 2010

TORONTO – World leaders lined up yesterday behind a bold pledge by rich nations to cut budget deficits in half by 2013. Read More



27 June 2010

Britain’s Prince Harry (right) pushing United States Army veteran Todd Nicely along the route while participating in the Achilles Hope and Possibility Race Read More


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