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Cops hold dead girl’s friend


LIMA - A Dutch man long suspected in the disappearance of an Alabama teen in Aruba was arrested yesterday in the murder of a young woman in Peru. Stephany Flores, 21, was killed in a Lima hotel Sunday, five years to the day...

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Efforts to stop oil leak hit snag

Efforts to stop oil leak hit snag


PORT FOURCHON – As the crude crept closer to Florida, the risky effort  to contain the United States’ worst oil spill hit a snag yesterday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on  a blown-out well at the bo...

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Taxi driver kills 12, wounds 25


SEASCALE – A taxi driver went on a shooting spree across a rural area of northwestern England yesterday, police said, killing 12 people and wounding 25 others before turning the gun on himself. The rampage in Cumbria was th...

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Senators ask BP to suspend dividend payment


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators pressed British Petroleum on Wednesday to delay plans to pay shareholder dividends worth an expected $10 billion or more until the full costs for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gu...

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Japan’s prime minister steps down over US base row

Japan’s prime minister steps down over US base row


TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned today to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minis...

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BA, union resume talks


LONDON – British Airways management and union leaders resumed talks yesterday in an attempt to resolve a dispute over pay and working conditions that has led cabin crews  to repeatedly walk  off the job.Negotiators for BA  ...

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WHO: Panel may end H1N1 alert


GENEVA – The World Health Organisation said yesterday an expert panel might recommend that  the global body declare  the swine flu pandemic officially over. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said the two most likely outcomes of t...

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Storm kills 179  in Central America

Storm kills 179 in Central America


GUATEMALA CITY – Rural villagers used hoes and pick axes to hunt for victims of landslides that have killed at least 179 people in Central America, while officials in Guatemala’s capital tried  to cope with a vast sinkhole ...

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9 activists killed in Israeli raid

9 activists killed in Israeli raid


ANKARA – Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and called  for an emergency session of the UN Security Council as criticism and condemnations arose across Europe and the Arab world yesterday  over Israel’s deadly command...

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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...