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America still has to repair tarnished human rights reputation

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 20:01
America has gone to enormous lengths in the past year to change what was once a war into a counter-insurgency campaign aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

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Rand Paul fights for future after criticism of his ‘abhorrent views’

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 15:45
The Tea Party’s first candidate for national office has been engulfed in a race-relations storm within days of winning the Republican nomination in Kentucky.

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Cameron tells Merkel he would veto transfer of budget powers to EU

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:06
David Cameron gave a blunt warning to Angela Merkel today that he would veto any attempt to reopen the Lisbon treaty to give the EU more power over national budgets.

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British troops in Helmand to answer to US general under command shake-up

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 11:46
About 8,000 British troops in Helmand province will answer to an American general under a major shake-up announced today that seals Britain’s diminished role in southern Afghanistan.

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Bishop did not believe allegations over ‘abuser’ priest, court hears

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 10:49
A Catholic diocesan bishop on the Vatican’s doorstep admitted today that he did not suspend or report a priest now on trial for sex abuse because he believed that the allegations were rumours.

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World markets left at whim of euro on bailout fears

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 08:54
Global markets remained volatile today as investors appeared uncertain over the stability of the euro despite a decision by the German parliament to support a a €750 billion (£651.5 billion) eurozone rescue package.

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BP yields to calls for live webcam pictures of oil leak

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 07:51
BP has yielded to pressure from the US Government by publishing a live webcam of its giant oil leak beneath the Gulf of Mexico.

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Israel sparks new Palestinian power battle with release of Hamas MP

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 07:24
A prisoner release in Israel that took place this week is reviving the argument over who is the legitimate leader of the Palestinians.

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David Cameron faces frosty reception from Angela Merkel

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 06:28
David Cameron will arrive in Berlin this morning for his first meeting with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, since becoming Prime Minister.

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Hotel death children ‘did not seem at risk’, Spanish social services say

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 06:03
Spanish social services have admitted that they were not informed that two British children might be at risk after their mother’s partner was arrested in connection with a series of sex offences against children.

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British family killed in Pakistan over arranged marriage

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 02:34
Three members of a British family visiting Pakistan were shot dead by their relatives yesterday in a dispute over an arranged marriage between cousins.

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Australian MP resigns over sex scandal

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 02:24
A married Australian politician has resigned from his role as Transport Minister for New South Wales after it was revealed that he used a ministerial car to visit a gay sex club in Sydney on Tuesday night.

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What next for Thailand's Red Shirts?

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 01:41
As they queued for their buses to be sent back to their towns and villages after two months of protest in Bangkok, the Red Shirts were almost unanimous. Despite the failure of their campaign to bring a snap election and force out Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, they insisted that the movement was still alive, that their determination was as strong as ever, and that they lived to fight another day. But the question that none of them could answer was: how?

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Historic Wall Street overhaul passed by US Senate

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 23:00
The US Senate has passed legislation that will usher in the biggest overhaul of Wall Street since the Great Depression, fulfilling President Obama’s vow to toughen regulation of the financial sector after the credit crisis.

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Obama fires intelligence chief after security lapses

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:37
President Obama has invited his most senior intelligence adviser to step down after a string of counter-terrorism failures including the recent attempt to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square.

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‘Pink Panther’ lopes off with £85m of top art tucked under his arm

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Bertrand Delanoë, the art-loving Mayor of Paris, had some explaining to do last night. A masked man had just climbed into the Musée d’Art Moderne and helped himself to five masterpieces — including a Picasso, a Matisse and a Modigliani.

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Scientists create artificial life in laboratory

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Synthetic life has been created in the laboratory in a feat of ingenuity that pushes the boundaries of humanity’s ability to manipulate the natural world.

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The works stolen in yesterday’s Paris art heist

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Pastoral, Henri Matisse, 1905

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Naomi Campbell given ‘blood’ diamond by African leader, war crimes trial told

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Naomi Campbell has seen the inside of many courtrooms, but she has never been before a UN war-crimes tribunal — until now.

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The day we have been fearing is upon us, Louisiana governor admits

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Heavy oil was seeping into Louisiana’s marshlands yesterday as BP’s own technology contradicted the company’s weeks-long estimate of the scale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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