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Israel vows to stop aid ship


JERUSALEM - Israel vowed yesterday to keep an Irish aid ship from breaching its blockade of the impoverished Gaza Strip, appealing to pro-Palestinian activists to dock at an Israeli port and avoid another showdown at sea. ...

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S. Korea seeks UN action


UNITED NATIONS - South Korea officially referred North Korea to the Security Council yesterday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors and urged the United Nations' (UN) most powerful body to take action. Sou...

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Obama visits Gulf again

Obama visits Gulf again


KENNER, Louisiana (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in Louisiana Friday for updates on the Gulf oil spill and meetings with residents and local officials. Obama immediately huddled in a small airport building with Coast...

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Cameron: Beware knee-jerk changes


LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against knee-jerk changes to gun laws in the wake of the "horrific events" in Cumbria. However, he said Britain's rules on firearms ownership were already among the world...

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Cops hold dead girl’s friend


LIMA - A Dutch man long suspected in the disappearance of an Alabama teen in Aruba was arrested yesterday in the murder of a young woman in Peru. Stephany Flores, 21, was killed in a Lima hotel Sunday, five years to the day...

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Efforts to stop oil leak hit snag

Efforts to stop oil leak hit snag


PORT FOURCHON – As the crude crept closer to Florida, the risky effort  to contain the United States’ worst oil spill hit a snag yesterday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on  a blown-out well at the bo...

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Taxi driver kills 12, wounds 25


SEASCALE – A taxi driver went on a shooting spree across a rural area of northwestern England yesterday, police said, killing 12 people and wounding 25 others before turning the gun on himself. The rampage in Cumbria was th...

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Senators ask BP to suspend dividend payment


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators pressed British Petroleum on Wednesday to delay plans to pay shareholder dividends worth an expected $10 billion or more until the full costs for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gu...

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Japan’s prime minister steps down over US base row

Japan’s prime minister steps down over US base row


TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned today to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minis...

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BA, union resume talks


LONDON – British Airways management and union leaders resumed talks yesterday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over pay and working conditions that has led cabin crews  to repeatedly walk  off the job.Negotiators for BA  ...