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Homes torched in riots


OSH - Ethnic riots wracked southern Kyrgyzstan yesterday, forcing thousands of Uzbeks to flee as their homes were torched by roving mobs of Kyrgyz men. The interim government begged Russia for troops to stop the violence, b...

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Obama’s knocking  of spill not about UK

Obama’s knocking of spill not about UK


LONDON - The British government says President Barack Obama has reassured Prime Minister David Cameron that his frustration over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not an attack on Britain. The two leaders spoke by phon...

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Family affair


Britain Queen Elizabeth  II, centre, and her family watching a fly pass, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after returning from the Trooping the Colour ceremony marking the Queen’s official birthday, in London yesterday. ...

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Pilots lose spirit


FORT LAUDERDALE - A strike by Spirit Airlines pilots yesterday threatened to disrupt thousands of vacationers headed to the Caribbean and Latin America from the eastern United States. The Florida-based carrier cancelled all...

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Spill numbers ‘hard to get’


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's coordinator for the Gulf Coast oil spill said yesterday that it would be at least July before BP had the tankers in place to capture the latest estimates for crude flowing from the bl...

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Dad fathers daughter’s 7 children


SAO PAULO - A woman whose father is accused of imprisoning her for 12 years and fathering her seven children says she forgives him - and worries how she will care for her offspring if he is imprisoned, police said yesterda...

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Van der Sloot charged


LIMA, Peru - A Peruvian judge yesterday ordered Joran van der Sloot jailed on charges of first-degree murder and robbery in the killing of a 21-year-old Lima woman, determining he acted with "ferocity and great cruelty". L...

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BP oil must pay up or else


WASHINGTON - United States congressional leaders stepped up the pressure on oil giant BP to fully compensate economic victims of the Gulf spill as President Barack Obama prepared to offer condolences yesterday to the relati...

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Critics say Israel not doing enough


JERUSALEM - Israel took a first step yesterday to temper the uproar caused by its deadly high-seas raid on a blockade-busting flotilla by allowing in potato chips, cookies, spices and other previously banned items into the ...

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Thousands mourn victims of gunman

Thousands mourn victims of gunman


LONDON - Thousands of residents in the northern England area where a gunman killed a dozen people have attended memorial services to remember the victims. Prayers were said for the victims at several services held in the to...