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‘Pilot error’ kills 158 in fireball plane crash

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
Pilot error was being blamed last night after a Boeing 737-800 overshot a hilltop runway in India, plunged over a cliff and exploded in flames, killing all but eight of the 166 people onboard.

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Paris steadies itself for giant cocktail binge

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
THOUSANDS of young Parisians are expected to defy a police attempt to bar them from holding a record-breaking open-air drinks party in the park by the Eiffel Tower today.

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‘Miss Hezbollah’ has US frothing about Muslims

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
SHE isn’t the first American beauty queen to be caught out by racy photographs from her past but Rima Fakih, who was crowned Miss USA last week, is certainly the first to be plunged into a political controversy about radical Islam, affirmative action and her family’s supposed links to the Hezbollah political and paramilitary organisation in Lebanon.

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Domingo faces operatic revolt by British Siegfried

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
EVEN by operatic standards, the dilemma facing Placido Domingo this weekend is loud and colourful. He must decide whether to replace John Treleaven, the British tenor cast as the hero of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Los Angeles, or anger financial backers.

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Prison trains await unruly England fans

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
THE chief of police in Cape Town, the venue for England’s second match in the World Cup, has warned any supporters intent on disrupting the tournament that they will be herded onto prison trains, tried on the spot and transported to remote detention centres.

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How I would have filmed the Equatorial Guinea coup

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
A man is hanging naked from the ceiling by a meat hook. His mouth is open — screaming a confession. He is surrounded by half a dozen soldiers in ragged uniforms whose fists are caked in his blood. Their cigarette lighters burn the fat on the soles of his feet until it spits and crackles like a Sunday joint.

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The next Queen Victoria, the glamour model and a right royal scandal

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 20:01
Mattias Ljungberg has been having nightmares recently - and they've all been about cake. "I'm not worried about actually making the cake," he says. "It's just I might forget to order some important ingredient, or the cake might tip over, or something might happen to the van carrying it. I spend a lot of time thinking about what could go wrong as I lie in bed."

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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named as Corporal Stephen Walker

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 14:35
A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was today named by the Ministry of Defence as Corporal Stephen Walker of A Company 40 Commando Royal Marines.

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Air India plane crash kills at least 158

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 06:54
More than 157 people are feared dead after an airplane crashed this morning in Mangalore, India.

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Stand up to BP and say: ‘You know, I’m not taking your s*** any more’

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
It is 19 years since Erin Brockovich first went into battle against corporate America. She was a small-town single mum who stood up to an industrial Goliath and won. Now, as she champions a new case with a depressingly similar plot, it is clear that she has lost none of her fighting spirit or trademark candour.

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Pakistani family is buried amid tight security after honour killings

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
The husband, wife and daughter of a British family who were ambushed and gunned down, allegedly by family members in a blood feud in a graveyard in Pakistan, were buried yesterday amid tight security.

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Saudi woman beats up morality policeman who quizzed her in public

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
It has not been a good week for Saudi Arabia’s morality police, defenders of the kingdom’s strict Islamic values and the scourge of young men and women who dare to meet in public out of wedlock.

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Britain ready to hand over detainees to United States again

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
Britain is taking the first steps towards resuming co-operation with the US military over the arrest, interrogation and detention of suspected insurgents captured in Afghanistan.

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Dogs bone up on surfing skills in run-up to annual competition

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
Buddy, a Jack Russell terrier who has been surfing for years, will compete alongside 60 other dogs in the fifth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition today.

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Aiyana Jones murder turns spotlight on a nation hooked on reality TV

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
When police scooped up the limp body of Aiyana Jones, 7, last Sunday night they promised her father that she would be all right. They were wrong. She was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, the victim of a police Swat team member being filmed for a reality TV show.

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Detained in my Bangkok hotel — but when people are dying, that’s no big deal

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
The soldiers were at full readiness, helmets on, Kevlar armour strapped in place, M16 rifles in hand. They might have been preparing to storm a stronghold of Red Shirt anti-government protesters or swoop on a cell of terrorist bomb-makers — but this was the corridor of a five-star hotel in central Bangkok, and the object of their stern attention was me.

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As Red Shirt protesters return to their homes many vow to keep up the fight

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
Red Shirt protesters returned to their homes in the north and northeast of Thailand yesterday, defiant and vowing to continue their fight against the Government.

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Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi brushes off criticism ahead of polls

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
As Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, prepares for an expected victory in national elections tomorrow there are growing concerns that Britain and others are helping to support an increasingly autocratic government accused of human rights abuses and political oppression.

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Wall Street joyride ‘coming to end’ as Senators back Obama’s reform Bill

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
For the second time in three months President Obama has coaxed Congress into far-reaching reforms that will help to define his legacy and regulate a powerful engine of the US economy for decades to come.

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Anti-gay laws in Africa are product of American religious exports, say activists

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
When he arrived at Kampala’s Hotel Triangle for a three-day conference, the Rev Kapya Kaoma knew that he would not like what he heard.

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