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Flooding kills 41 in Brazil

Flooding kills 41 in Brazil


RIO DE JANEIRO – Officials scrambled Tuesday to get food and medical aid to two flood-hit Brazilian states where torrents of water ripped through towns, killing at least 41 people and driving 120,000 from their homes.Floodw...

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Flogged for mingling


RIYADH – Judicial officials say a Saudi court has convicted four women and 11 men for mingling at a party and sentenced them to flogging and prison terms.The men, who are between 30 and 40 years old, and three of the women,...

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Man eats part of cellmate


ROUEN – A French prisoner went on trial yesterday and acknowledged killing his cellmate and then eating part of the man’s lung.Nicolas Cocaign, charged with murder and acts of barbarism, told the court in Rouen, northwester...

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Fan goes on trial


CAPE TOWN – The football fan who invaded England’s dressing room and confronted David Beckham after a match will go on trial on Friday.Pavlos Joseph appeared yesterday in a Cape Town court for the second time to face trespa...

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Call to extradite ex-head of Union Carbide


NEW DELHI – Indian ministers called yesterday for the government to extradite the former head of Union Carbide and pursue liability claims against Dow Chemical as part of a new push for justice in a 1984 toxic gas leak that...

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Flooded out

Flooded out


BEIJING – Major rivers burst their banks in southern China, triggering massive floods that have killed 132 people and forced 860 000 to flee their homes, the government said yesterday. With dozens missing and more storms fo...

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‘Digging deep’ to plug leak


ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping the massive oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.The crew of Transocean Ltd.’s Development...

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GOP tactics ‘hurting the jobless’


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama yesterday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to di...

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Call for probe into Kyrgyzstan riots


BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – A top United States envoy called yesterday for an independent investigation into the violence that has devastated southern Kyrgyzstan, as amateur video emerged of unarmed Uzbeks gathering to defend the...

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BP’s chief freed of spill duties


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 refus...