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  • French ex-minister sex allegation stirs debate

    2011-06-02 06:40

    France's public prosecutors opened an inquiry on Wednesday into allegations, aired on a television programme, that a former minister engaged in acts of paedophilia in Morocco.

  • US to boycott world racism conference at UN

    2011-06-02 06:37

    The Obama administration confirmed Wednesday in a letter to a US senator that it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at UN headquarters in September.

  • W.House probing reports of Google email hacking

    2011-06-02 06:27

    The White House said on Wednesday it was investigating reports that hackers tried to hack into Google email accounts but did not believe US government email accounts were breached in the attack.

  • Dog rescued after 7 days spent trapped under rock

    2011-06-02 06:11

    Jessie, a 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier trapped for seven days under nearly 50 tons of rock has been freed. Her owner, Steve Porter, spent more than $2,000 to rescue the pup.

  • NATO extends Libya operations to Sept

    2011-06-01 21:48

    NATO has decided to extend its mission in Libya for another 90 days, the alliance's chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday.

  • Greece nears IMF/EU deal

    2011-06-01 21:39

    Greece should complete talks by the end of the week with inspectors from the EU and IMF on a medium-term budget plan plus a vital next slice of international aid, sources close to the negotiations said on Wednesday.

  • Germany: Searching for bacterial outbreak source

    2011-06-01 17:21

    Scientists have still not been able to pinpoint the source of an unprecedented foodborne bacterial outbreak, Germany's agriculture minister said Wednesday.

  • 3 feared dead in helicopter crash in C Pakistan

    2011-06-01 16:50

    Three people were feared dead as a Rangers helicopter crashed into the Indus River in central Pakistan Wednesday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY.

  • Iran parliament: Ahmadinejad ministry move illegal

    2011-06-01 16:12

    Iran's parliament said on Wednesday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acted illegally by declaring himself caretaker oil minister and referred the case to the judiciary, increasing pressure on him to quit the post.

  • FBI: 2 Iraqis in US plotted terrorism overseas

    2011-06-01 16:08

    An Iraqi refugee living in Kentucky told an FBI informant that he used improvised explosive devices in insurgent attacks on US troops in Iraq, and said it was most important to send sniper rifles to his home country, according to a sworn statement.

  • Saudi plans to build 16 nuclear reactors

    2011-06-01 15:19

    Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors by 2030 which could costs more than $100 billion, a Saudi-based newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing a top official.

  • Spain losts over 500 jobs due to cucumber crisis

    2011-06-01 15:04

    The Spanish agricultural sector confirmed on Tuesday that it has cut around 550 jobs due to the outbreak of the E.coli bacteria in Germany, which was first linked to Spanish exported cucumbers.

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