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Airlines to pay more


DALLAS - Giving up your airline seat may become a little less painful. Federal officials are expected to announce this week a plan to raise the maximum amount that airlines must pay passengers who get bumped off an overs...

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German president resigns


BERLIN - President Horst Koehler stunned Germans by resigning yesterday after being criticised for appearing to link military deployments abroad with the country's economic interests - creating a new headache for Chancellor...

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‘No terrorist threat yet’


JOHANNESBURG - The World Cup faces no terror threat at the moment, according to South Africa's police minister, who dismissed speculation less than two weeks before the tournament opens about plots by groups ranging from al...

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Tropical storm kills 142


GUATEMALA CITY - Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials said yesterday. Dozens of people are still missing...

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45 die in bus crash


YAOUNDE - An official says at least 45 people have died after a bus overturned in the West African nation of Cameroon during an overnight journey. District official Mamadou Balla says the driver was apparently dozing while ...

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BA strike continues


LONDON - British Airways cabin crew walked out for the 14th day yesterday in an on-and-off strike over pay, benefits and working conditions, and a union leader said disruptions could continue into the summer. Striking cab...

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No end in sight for BA strike


LONDON – British Airways cabin crew launched a new five-day strike yesterday as a bitter dispute with management over pay and working conditions dragged on with no sign of any breakthrough.Many flights to and from London’s ...

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BP still struggling to fix leak


ROBERT – BP PLC is hurriedly devising yet another mix of risky undersea robot manoeuvres and containment devices to fight the worst oil spill in United States history, after the most ambitious bid yet to stop the Gulf of Me...

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Volcano blasts rock 2 regions


GUATEMALA CITY – Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanos in Central and South America yesterday, forcing thousands  of people to flee their homes  and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over wide regions.Guatemala’s ...

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Obama visits Gulf


GRAND ISLE, Louisiana – Intent on showing firm command of a deepening Gulf Coast crisis, President Barack Obama inspected a fouled beach, took in what he called “heartbreaking stories” of the catastrophe and declared “we’re...