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Prince Harry takes a royal tumble off his horse during polo match

It was hardly the prince's most regal of moments.As Prince Harry attempted to impress his American hosts, he fell off his horse during a polo match in New York.

Pope: Belgian sex abuse raids deplorable

NICOLE WINFIELD My Way News 28.06.2010
Pope: Belgian sex abuse raids deplorable

The pope on Sunday called the raids carried out by Belgian police investigating priestly sex abuse "deplorable" and asserted the right of the Catholic Church to investigate abuse alongside civil law enforcement authorities.


Dutch police use 'decoy Jews' to stop anti-Semitic attacks

Dutch police are to use "decoy Jews", by dressing law enforcers in Jewish religious dress such as skullcaps, in an effort to catch anti-Semitic attackers.

Iran Offers to Rescue Obama from Oil Spill Mess

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Arutz Sheva 23.06.2010
Iran Offers to Rescue Obama from Oil Spill Mess

Iran has offered to help solve the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and extricate U.S. President Barack Obama from the mess that has caused his already sinking popularity to drop even further.


Iran issues warning to 62,000 'badly veiled' women

Iranian police have issued warnings to 62,000 women who were "badly veiled" in the Shiite holy province of Qom as part of a clampdown on dress and behaviour, a newspaper said on Monday.

BP Chief Tony Hayward

Just when it seemed Gulf residents couldn't get any more outraged about the massive oil spill fouling their coastline, word came Saturday that BP's CEO was taking time off to attend a glitzy yacht race in England. White House Chief of Staff Rahm E...


Prince William plays the vuvuzela

Gordon Rayner Telegraph 17.06.2010
Prince William plays the vuvuzela

The vuvuzela was given a Royal seal of approval today when Prince William tried his hand at playing one of the plastic horns at a football stadium in Botswana.

Iranian aid ships head for Gaza

Iran is sending aid ships to blockaded Gaza, state radio said on Monday -- a move likely to be considered provocative by Israel which accuses Tehran of arming the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers, Hamas.


U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

JAMES RISEN The New York Times 14.06.2010
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior A...

French fishing boat rescues stranded California teen

THOMAS WATKINS My Way News 13.06.2010
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A French fishing vessel rescued a California teenager Saturday from her crippled sailboat in the turbulent southern Indian Ocean, bringing relief to her family but ending her around-the-world sailing effort.


Teen sailor Abby Sunderland feared lost at sea

ROBERT RUDMAN, MARC DORIAN and TOM McCARTHY ABC News 11.06.2010
Teen sailor Abby Sunderland feared lost at sea

Abby Sunderland, 16, is feared lost at sea today in her attempt to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe. A support crew lost contact with Abby, who was in heavy seas in the Southern Indian Ocean, early this morning.

Madrid gay pride march bans Israelis over Gaza flotilla raids

A delegation of gay residents of Tel Aviv has been banned from joining a gay pride march in Madrid because authorities in the Israeli city have not condemned the recent attack on the Gaza flotilla.


Top marks for Singapore and HK bureaucracies in Asia

REGIONAL financial centres Singapore and Hong Kong have the most efficient bureaucracies, according to a survey of expatriate business executives by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (Perc).

World War Two bomb explodes in Germany, three dead

A World War Two bomb found in central Germany exploded on Tuesday, killing three people, as disposal experts were about to defuse it, local authorities said.


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Crumbs this one is a close call. Too close. A hero has saved a four-year-old boy who fell from the top of an escalator, in Turkey, almost certainly saving his life.

Vienna tops 'quality of living' list

Lisa Bachelor The Guardian 27.05.2010
Vienna tops 'quality of living' list

Seven cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been ranked among the 10 best in the world for quality of living, according to a survey published today.


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That's an awful lot of ducks and dumplings. The largest ever World's Fair blasts off tonight with a massive fireworks display over Shanghai. China expects about 400,000 daily visitors to consume 547 tons of food each day, from buns at 70 cents for...

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Residents of major world cities cite climate change as the most pressing global issue, except residents of large U.S. cities who list the economy as the bigger problem, according to a survey by HSBC Bank.


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Heavy snow hampered relief efforts on Thursday following last week's devastating earthquake in the mainly Tibetan Yushu area of north-west China's Qinghai province, as the death toll has climbed to nearly 2,200.

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Rescuers have pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets to bring the death toll in massive flooding in the northern Philippines to 240 as residents dug out their homes from under carpets of mud.



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