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Bitter French villagers reject plaque to massacred Germans

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 20:01
As France prepares to mark the 70th anniversary next week of Charles de Gaulle’s call to arms against the Nazis, one village is trying to forget the darker side of the wartime resistance.

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Dissidents discover that even Iraq is safer

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 20:00
It is a measure of Reza’s desperation on the first anniversary of Iran’s election crackdown that the safest refuge he can find is, of all places, in neighbouring Iraq.

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World Cup village transformed with mobile cells and water cannon

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 20:00
David Tiego recalls as a child running across open veld where England footballers and 25,000 fans will begin their World Cup campaign under an unprecedented level of security.

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Tributes as British bus victims identified

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:35
Tearful survivors of a bus crash which killed three British students comforted each other today after their college field trip to South Africa ended in tragedy.

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Mandela pulls out of World Cup ceremony after crash

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 03:03
Live on our new site: World Cup coverage

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Teenage round-the-world sailor Abby Sunderland found alive

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 02:21
Full world news coverage

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Outback landing ends seven-year space odyssey for Hayabusa

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 01:30
Around midnight on Sunday, in a sparse desert in the middle of the Outback in South Australia, a small capsule is expected to drop from the sky, ending a 3 billion-mile (4.8 billion km), seven-year odyssey to bring a piece of space rock to Earth.

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New calculations double rate of oil spill into Gulf

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 01:21
A new calculation of the amount of oil spilt into the Gulf of Mexico from the fractured BP oilrig has dramatically increased the estimate, suggesting that an amount equivalent to the Exxon Valdez disaster could be pouring into the ocean every eight to ten days.

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We want troops out as soon as we can, says Cameron

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
Read The Times's exclusive investigation into Britain's war in Afghanistan at our new website: US warned Britain to send more troops to Helmand | Pictures: from the frontline | Unworkable command structure | Were platoon houses a disastrous error? | Commander nearly quit in frustration | Complacent British ignored Pentagon advice | Comment: Lessons of Helmand |

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Obama feels the heat from BP backlash

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
Read more about the controversy over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill at The Times's new website: Boris Johnson attacks 'anti-British' rhetoric | 'Kick-ass' Obama condemns BP chief executive | BP shares plunge as clean up costs soar | BP accused of 'judge-shopping' | BP accused of skewing Google search results on spill

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Taleban hang 7-year-old boy to punish family

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
Read The Times's exclusive investigation into Britain's war in Afghanistan at our new website: US warned Britain to send more troops to Helmand | Pictures: from the frontline | Unworkable command structure | Were platoon houses a disastrous error? | Commander nearly quit in frustration | Complacent British ignored Pentagon advice | Comment: Lessons of Helmand |

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Q&A on America’s response to BP crisis

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
Why does BP matter to Britain?
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Teenage round-the-world sailor missing in storm

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
A Californian teenager was missing at sea last night after her world record attempt to circumnavigate the Earth ran into a powerful storm in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
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Mob world in turmoil as John Franzese ‘rats out’ his father

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
The annals of American Mafia history are replete with spectacular betrayals. Friends have killed friends, “made men” have assassinated fellow mobsters, and “capos” have rubbed out their bosses. But in the old days it was a matter of honour that a mafioso would never “rat out” a partner in crime.

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High-profile cases sealed with damning testimony — from the inside

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
For New York’s high society, the Astor trial was a Dickensian tale that had it all. Anthony Marshall, the only son of the socialite and novelist Brooke Astor was accused of exploiting his position to steal millions of dollars from his 105-year-old mother, who died during the trial in 2007. His accusers were his twin sons, both of whom testified against him and claimed that he let their grandmother, worth $131 million ($£90 million), live in squalor. Marshall, 85, was sentenced to up to three years in jail in 2009

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Shocking disrespect at Arlington, the monument to American sacrifice

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
The lawns and glistening white headstones of Arlington National Cemetery are America’s most tended monument. Not for nothing is it known as America’s sacred ground. The US takes its duty to its war dead deeply seriously, even exploiting that reverence to keep away cameras from the flag-draped coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base in the first years of President Bush’s War on Terror.

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Dutch election result reflects a ‘kind of grumbling’ from voters

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:01
David Cameron can at least be grateful he did not have to put together a coalition like the one taking shape in the Netherlands. Voters have strongly backed both Right and Left. The far-right anti-Muslim Freedom Party of Geert Wilders came third — an electoral breakthrough that will add even more bitterness to the Dutch debate on immigration.

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Nick Clegg’s mastery of German breaks down walls in Berlin

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:00
It was, everyone seemed to agree, an historic moment. A senior British politician had come to the heart of Europe and spoken German.

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Poor nations ‘must be warned about smoking’

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:00
A systematic investigation of the economic burden of smoking is needed to convince poorer countries of the devastating impact it is having on their growth and development, one of the world’s leading health economists told The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.
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Company that builds iPhones ends suicide payouts to families

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:00
The giant Taiwanese manufacturer of the iPhone has said it will no longer pay extra compensation to families of employees who kill themselves, after a spate of suicides at its sprawling south China factory.
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