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Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos

Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos


QUITO, Ecuador – Hundreds of police protesting a new law that cuts their benefits plunged this small South American nation into chaos today, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike left citizens ...

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Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online


A New Jersey college student has leapt to his death a day after authorities said two students secretly filmed him having sex with a man and broadcast it over the internet.Tyler Clementi's wallet was found on the George Wash...

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Tony Curtis dies at 85

Tony Curtis dies at 85


LAS VEGAS – Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor's son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," ''The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot," has died. He was 85. Th...

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Five perish in floods

Five perish in floods


WILMINGTON – Five people were killed yesterday when a vehicle skidded off a road that had been slicked by a massive rainstorm that drenched the east coast, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. The storm flooded parts of ...

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Republican candidate not backing down


PORTLAND, Maine – Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a group of fishermen at a GOP forum that he won’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell”. LePage, a favourite of tea partiers, told The...

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Obama tough with Iran


WASHINGTON – United States President Barack Obama has ordered unprecedented sanctions against senior Iranian officials for “sustained and severe violations of human rights”. The eight men include the head of the Revolutiona...

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Protesters take to the streets in Europe


EUROPE – Tens of thousands of people from around Europe have marched across Brussels in a protest against spending cuts by some EU governments. Spain has held a general strike, with protesters in Barcelona clashing with pol...

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Death toll reduced in Mexico landslide

Death toll reduced in Mexico landslide


OAXACA, Mexico – A huge mudslide first thought to have buried hundreds of people has left only 11 missing and there are no confirmed dead, authorities said last night, backing off earlier predictions of a catastrophe in Mex...

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European terror plot ‘still alive’


LONDON – Security officials said today a terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees or other attacks in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that recent CIA strikes in Pakistan were aimed at al-Qaida operat...

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Tsunami alert after quake off Indonesia


JAKARTA – A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted after a magnitude 7.2 quake struck off Papua, eastern Indonesia early this morning. The United States Geological Survey reported a strong 6.6 tremor followed by th...