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Curfew extended over smouldering Bangkok

The Times - World News - Thu, 05/20/2010 - 02:18
Thai authorities extended a curfew in Bangkok today as troops continued to battle sporadic pockets of resistance across the capital.

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‘All out war’ threatened over North Korea attack on warship Cheonan

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 23:20
North Korea has threatened “all-out war” if there Seoul retaliates for the torpedo attack that sank the South Korean warship Cheonan in March.

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Life or death race to find migrants hidden in freezing lorry

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
Police in northern France were searching yesterday for five migrants in danger of freezing to death after locking themselves in the back of a refrigerated lorry in a bid to reach Britain.

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Euro slumps as ‘wolf pack’ hits world’s markets in response to Merkel move

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
The markets delivered a swift and brutal judgment on Berlin early yesterday, hammering the euro and slamming share values after its decision to ban speculators from German markets.

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Asia funds bet against the faltering euro as investors lose nerve

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
One of Asia’s largest investment funds is poised to deliver a major blow to the euro as financial institutions across the region lay large bets against the faltering currency.

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Quitting the euro club is no longer unthinkable

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
When the head of the German government stands up and warns that the survival of the euro is in danger, you know that Europe’s attempt at a single currency is in real trouble. But Angela Merkel, in warning that the eurozone could come apart, has only said publicly what bankers and lawyers close to leading EU governments have been speculating about privately for weeks.

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Rolling Stones’ long party: documentary film tells of children

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
Few albums are as soaked in the mythology of rock’n’roll excess as Exile on Main St by the Rolling Stones. Although its woozy, raw sound led it to be hailed as the one of the greatest records, the music has often been overshadowed by the tales of Bacchanalian excess that accompanied its creation.

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No release for hikers jailed as American spies, says Iran

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
Iran has again accused three American hikers imprisoned in Tehran of being spies, hours before their mothers arrived in the country to plead for their release after almost a year behind bars.

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Hamid Karzai’s half-brother accused over theft of Defence Ministry land

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
Long the subject of allegations of criminality, a half-brother of President Karzai has for the first time faced public accusation from within the Afghan Government.

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Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
A young Iranian actress named Kiana Firouz will attend the London premiere tonight of a film in which she plays a lesbian seeking asylum in Britain because the Iranian authorities are pursuing her. The Home Office rejects her application and sends her back to the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.

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Mavericks take the lead as US voters reject old politics

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
America’s political establishment was left reeling yesterday after a gripping night of primary races delivered victory to activist insurgents riding a wave of anti-Washington fervour.

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Outcry over Zimbabwe’s plans to sell prized animals to North Korea

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
Zimbabwe is to send pairs of endangered wildlife, including baby elephants, to a zoo in North Korea, in a bizarre version of Noah’s Ark condemned yesterday by conservationists.

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Atom-smasher takes man closer to heart of matter

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:01
It is one of the greatest mysteries of physics and cosmology: why, when the Big Bang is supposed to have produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter, did the two not annihilate each other, leaving nothing to form the Universe?

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Carlos the Jackal rages at character assassination in film

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:00
Carlos the Jackal, one of the most feared international terrorists of the 1970s, took to the airwaves from his French prison yesterday to vent his wrath. His target was not an imperialist plot of the type that the self-styled revolutionary used to combat. He was just upset over his portrayal in a movie biography that was screened at the Cannes festival.

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Q&A: Naked shorts? Was ist das?

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:00
News that Germany had banned “naked shorts” sent a chill wind through Europe’s financial markets yesterday. In these days of crisis, where Germany leads the rest of Europe has little choice but to follow.

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Euro in danger: Germans trigger panic over future of single currency

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:00
Shell-shocked European ministers are preparing for crisis talks to shore up the single currency after markets were plunged into turmoil by panic measures in Germany.
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Bangkok burns as Thai Red Shirts run amok after leaders' surrender

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:00
Buildings were burning across Bangkok last night as anti-government Red Shirt demonstrators rioted after the collapse of their protest campaign and the surrender of their leaders.

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Thai Prime Minister survives - but may never recover

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 15:02
Before he became Prime Minister 18 months ago, the Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was known for his good manners, expensive British education and general air of well bred affability. In the past few weeks, he has emerged as a hard-nosed and determined, even ruthless, political survivor.

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Pakistan court orders blocking of Facebook over Muhammad cartoon

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 08:16
A Pakistani court ordered the Government to block Facebook today because of a page on the site advertising a competition to draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, according to lawyers involved in the case.

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Seoul poised to accuse Pyongyang of Cheonan attack

The Times - World News - Wed, 05/19/2010 - 02:59
The official inquiry into the fatal sinking of a South Korean warship has turned-up “smoking gun” evidence that the vessel was torpedoed by a North Korean missile, according to leaks.

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