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  • Pressure mounts on UK govt to halt Murdoch/BSkyB deal

    2011-07-10 20:42

    Prime Minister David Cameron came under growing pressure on Sunday to halt Rupert Murdoch's bid for pay-TV operator BSkyB, at least until an investigation into phone-hacking at the media magnate's newspapers has been completed.

  • Israel recognises South Sudan, offers economic aid

    2011-07-10 17:34

    Israel recognised South Sudan on Sunday, offering the new state economic help after it seceded from the mainly Arab Muslim north, which has no relations with the Jewish state.

  • 8 hurt, no gorings in Spain's running of the bulls

    2011-07-10 16:13

    Thousands of thrill-seekers have run with the bulls on a crowded fourth day at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. Eight people were injured but no one was gored.

  • UN calls on CAR to address electoral issues

    2011-07-08 10:54

    The UN Security Council urged all parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) to take the "necessary measures" to address electoral issues so that the region can work towards national reconciliation, said a Council's press statement issued here Thursday.

  • UN helps CAR address serious challenges

    2011-07-08 10:53

    The United Nations is sparing no effort to assist the Central African Republic (CAR) in confronting serious challenges, including poverty, corruption and impunity, the Secretary-General's Special Representative in the country told the Security Council here Thursday.

  • Violence amid strike by S African metal workers

    2011-07-08 10:51

    As a nationwide strike by metal workers in South Africa entered its fourth day on Thursday there were reports of violence in industrial areas east of Johannesburg.

  • Timeline: New hacking revelations hit News Corp

    2011-07-08 10:47

    Here are the main events in the long-running phone-hacking scandal which brought down the 168-year old News of the World tabloid on Thursday.

  • Murdoch kills off News of the World

    2011-07-08 10:38

    The Murdoch media empire unexpectedly jettisoned the News of the World Thursday after a public backlash over the illegal guerrilla tactics it used to expose the rich, the famous and the royal and remain Britain's best-selling Sunday newspaper.

  • Monaco royals hold South African wedding reception

    2011-07-08 10:31

    Monaco's new princess took a break from her South African wedding reception Thursday to share a kiss with her prince for the cameras.

  • Murdoch shuts down scandal-hit tabloid

    2011-07-08 06:42

    In an astonishing response to a scandal engulfing his media empire, Rupert Murdoch shut down the News of the World on Thursday, Britain's biggest selling Sunday newspaper. Timeline: New hacking revelations

  • 1 dead, 13 injured in Dutch stadium collapse

    2011-07-07 21:38

    A large section of the roof of a football stadium collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, killing one person and leaving 10 hospitalized.

  • UK's new "win a baby" game draws fire

    2011-07-07 21:36

    A controversial IVF lottery will launch in Britain this month giving prospective parents the chance to win thousands of pounds towards expensive fertility treatments in top clinics.

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