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Deadly tornadoes tear up Minnesota

Deadly tornadoes tear up Minnesota


ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – An emergency official says a third death has been confirmed in a series of tornadoes that tore through Minnesota.Freeborn County’s Emergency Management Director Mark Roche says one person was killed ...

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Cheating wife sues over split


TORONTO – A Toronto woman says the billing practices of Rogers Wireless Inc. led to her husband discovering her extramarital affair.Now the woman, whose husband walked out, is suing the communications giant for CAN$600 000 ...

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Bungling burglar hit by own rock


LONDON – He tried once, he tried again, he tried a third time – but each attempt to break the shop window rebounded on him.The still unidentified burglar was throwing a rock at a shop in Wellington, New Zealand, which sells...

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Princes on African tour

Princes on African tour


Britain’s Princes William and Harry are on their first joint overseas tour in Africa, where they are highlighting the work of their charities.The princes visited conservation and HIV/Aids projects in Botswana and Lesotho be...

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March for AIDS funding


JOHANNESBURG – Thousands of South African protesters marched on the United States consulate yesterday to demand the United States increase its AIDS funding for Africa, weeks after United States officials said their biggest ...

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Mandela attends great-granddaughter’s funeral


JOHANNESBURG – For the first time since the World Cup began, South Africa’s beloved Nelson Mandela appeared in public yesterday. Instead of a triumphal moment in the world’s spotlight, a somber, frail Mandela attended the f...

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Panel: BP ignored drilling risks


WASHINGTON – BP chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by an angry United States Congressional panel his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. House committee on energy and commerce chairman Henry Wa...

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EU nod for new Iran sanctions


BRUSSELS – European Union leaders yesterday adopted a new set of sanctions against Iran in a further effort to stall its disputed nuclear programme.The restrictions, which come on top of sanctions already imposed by the Uni...

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White House welcomes looser hold on Gaza

White House welcomes looser hold on Gaza


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is welcoming Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip. President Barack Obama's chief spokesman, Robert Gibbs, says Israel's decision Thursday to allow all foods and some de...

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Britain to stop aid


BLANTYRE – More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official...