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Head of drilling watchdog steps down as oil spill threatens beaches

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:01
The Gulf Coast oil spill has claimed its first senior scalp in Washington as oil pouring from the sea bed threatens to enter a powerful current that could sweep it towards Florida within days.
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Little girls snatched by ‘al-Qaeda group’ are set free after 11 months in captivity

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:01
The lengthy ordeal of two German children at the hands of Yemeni kidnappers has ended after soldiers from Saudi Arabia freed the girls, aged 5 and 3, during what they said was a cross-border raid.

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Deals with Russia could lead to break-up of Ukraine, warns Tymoshenko

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:01
Five years ago she was a driving force behind the Orange Revolution that ousted Ukraine’s proRussian Government and swept a new nationalist coalition to power. Now Yuliya Tymoshenko has given warning that the country could break up, as its new President embraces the Kremlin once more.

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Malawi court convicts gay couple of gross indecency and unnatural acts

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:01
A court in Malawi yesterday convicted a gay couple of gross indecency and unnatural acts in a case that has highlighted the persecution of homosexuals in Africa and drawn international condemnation.

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France releases Iranian killer amid claims of a deal with Tehran

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:01
An Iranian assassin walked free from a French prison and flew home amid claims that his release was linked with that of Clotilde Reiss, the French academic freed by Tehran on Sunday.

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China billionnaire jailed for fraud

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 20:00
The founder of China’s largest home appliance chain, who was once the country’s richest man, has been jailed for 14 years for bribery, insider trading and illegal business dealings.
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Eric Schmidt says Google should not be prosecuted for wi-fi records

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 15:30
The chief executive of Google admitted to major privacy mistakes today as regulators prepare to launch probes into the company for recording personal communications sent over the unsecured wireless networks in people’s homes.

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Indian Cabinet torn over sending fighter planes after the Maoist rebels

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:26
India faces a dilemma as it considers whether to deploy the air force against homegrown Maoist rebels after their latest bloody attack yesterday, this time on civilians as well as security forces.

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Oil heading for Florida Keys and Atlantic as leak resists BP efforts

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:38
The energy giant BP said today that it was siphoning off about 40 per cent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a ruptured well but had still been unable to stop the leak.

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Woman killed and five others injured in latest China knife spree

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 10:31
A 35-year-old woman has been killed in the latest in a string of knife attacks in China, state media and police said today.

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Chilcot inquiry team quizzes US officials in secret

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 09:51
Senior American officials and military officers are being quizzed in secret by the official inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war.
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Thai stand-off as Red Shirt peace talks rejected but Army stays away

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 08:53
Central Bangkok remained in a state of paralysis today, as the Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva rejected an offer of peace talks by anti-government Red Shirt protesters.
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China jails home appliance magnate Huang Guangyu for 14 years for bribery

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 08:06
The founder of China’s largest home appliance chain was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for bribery and other crimes.

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Bangkok braced for bloodshed as Red Shirts vow no surrender

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 07:59
Hospitals in Bangkok are preparing for bloodshed after anti-government Red Shirt protesters ignored an ultimatum to abandon their occupation of central Bangkok, but there were faint signs of a last minute compromise between the two sides.

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Greek minister Angela Gerekou quits over husband’s £4.7m tax bill

The Times - World News - Tue, 05/18/2010 - 07:42
As Greece took stock of its budget catastrophe, its glamorous deputy tourism minister – once a model for Playboy – promised that she, like everyone else, could live a life of austerity.
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