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A judge was shot dead at point-blank range in her courtroom by a man who had nurtured a grudge against her for three years, prosecutors said yesterday.
Apple is preparing to unveil the latest version of the iPhone next week, confident that its fans are still keen to buy yet another device from the company, despite the recent launch of the iPad.
There is no arguing with the webcams set up along Florida’s 825 miles of beaches, or the hundreds of photographs posted on the state’s tourism website. The captions announce “No oil here” and “Pristine” below images of waves lapping at clean, white sand.
President Obama has secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US special forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world, with American troops now operating in 75 countries.
President Obama, at the mercy of events and unproven technologies, flew to Louisiana yesterday for the third time since the Deepwater Horizon blowout to console those living along the state’s polluted coast and to find out whether BP may finally be winning the race to cap the well.
If the crossing turned out to be as dangerous as it looked, it was better if I led from the front. I always get a buzz out of going first.
A Belgian judge was shot dead at point blank range in her courtroom because her attacker nurtured a grudge dating back three years over her decision to evict him from his home, prosecutors said today.
The Burmese Government is attempting to build nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, according to a military defector who smuggled photographs and documents of secret nuclear equipment out of the isolated dictatorship.
If, as expected, President Obama cancels his planned trip to Australia later this month, Australians will have their explanation ready.
During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Hutu killers threw their Tutsi victims into the feeder rivers of Lake Victoria, saying the corpses would be carried back to Egypt and Ethiopia from where, legend had it, they once came as invaders.
France has been thwarted in its destiny of greatness by the English and is now doomed to collapse into civil war between Christians and Muslim “barbarians”.
The family of a former British army officer jailed in Afghanistan on corruption charges have spoken of their fears for his safety after visiting him in one of the country’s most violent jails.
An unauthorised “fictional biography” of Sonia Gandhi has angered the leader of India’s Congress party — prompting threats from her lawyer to block its publication.
There are no instant replays to help umpires in major league baseball but an incredulous nation is beginning to wish there were.