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Afghan soldier turns on British allies


KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan soldier attacked his coalition allies with a rocket-propelled grenade and other weapons early yesterday, killing three British troops and wounding four more before fleeing, officials said.The ...

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BP puts new cap to test


NEW ORLEANS – With a tight new cap freshly installed on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP planned gradual tests starting yesterday to see if the device can stop oil from pouring into the sea for the first time in n...

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BP tries to plug leak using robots


NEW ORLEANS – Undersea robots manoeuvred a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico yesterday to delicately lower a new, tighter-fitting cap over BP’s busted well – a fix the oil giant hopes can finally stop the leak after nearly th...

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DISABLED WAR HERO GETS A NEW HOME

DISABLED WAR HERO GETS A NEW HOME


Former United States Marine Eddie Wright, 34, right, proposing to girlfriend Cody Fife during a ceremony yesterday in which Wright was presented with a new home in Conroe, Texas through the Helping A Hero programme. Wright ...

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Twin bombs kill World Cup viewers


KAMPALA, Uganda – An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsibility yesterday for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people watching the World Cup final on TV, saying the militants would carry out attacks ...

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Man tries to grab World Cup trophy

Man tries to grab World Cup trophy


JOHANNESBURG – A spectator ran onto the field and tried to grab the World Cup trophy yesterday, moments before the Spain and Netherlands players were due to walk out at Soccer City for the tournament’s final match. A man ra...

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All is going well, says BP


NEW ORLEANS – Oil was spewing largely unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico as BP crews claimed progress yesterday in the first stages of replacing a leaky cap with a new containment system they hope will finally catch all the ...

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China gives Google go-ahead


BEIJING – China confirmed yesterday it had renewed Google’s license to operate after a months long stand-off over Internet censorship, saying the company had pledged it wouldn’t provide “lawbreaking content”.The California-...

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Cap off, oil flows freely


NEW ORLEANS – Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It’s the first step in placing a tighte...

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Kudos to South Africa


PRETORIA – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge congratulated South Africa yesterday on an “outstanding success” as host of the World Cup.However, neither Rogge nor South African President Jacob Zuma, in ...