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US egg recall above half-a-billion and growing

A massive recall of eggs possibly tainted with salmonella bacteria is now at more than half-a-billion and could grow, the top US food safety official said Monday. The recalls affect two chicken egg processors — Hillandale Farms and Wright County Eggs, both in the ...

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August 23rd, 2010

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Egyptian minister held over Van Gogh theft

The Egyptian government’s head of fine arts has been remanded in custody pending an investigation into the theft of a Van Gogh painting at the weekend. Muhsin Sha’lan, first under-secretary at the culture ministry, was accused of “negligence”, ...

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August 23rd, 2010

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China to mourn landslide victims

The Chinese government has announced a national day of mourning as millions in the country’s west struggle with more rain and the aftermath of mudslides that have killed more than 1,150 people. Flags were to fly at half-mast on Sunday and public entertainment was to be

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August 14th, 2010

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Obama backs ‘Ground Zero mosque’

Barack Obama, the US president, has backed a proposed mosque and Islamic community centre near the site of the former World Trade Centre in New York that was destroyed in the September 11 attacks. He said the country’s founding principles demanded no less for the ...

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August 14th, 2010

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California’s Proposition 8 gay marriage ban thrown out by court

Declaring that “same-sex love and intimacy are well-documented in human history,” a judge has overturned California’s ban on homosexual marriage as unconstitutional – in a sweeping victory for gay and lesbian civil rights. US district judge Vaughn Walker ...

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August 4th, 2010

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Churchill ‘Hid RAF Plane’s UFO Encounter’

Winston Churchill allegedly ordered a cover up of a close encounter between an RAF aircraft and a UFO during the Second World War because it would create “mass panic”, accordingly to newly-released files. The claim that the then Prime Minister ordered details of ...

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August 4th, 2010

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United States condemns attacks on Sri Lankan TV station and radio broadcaster

The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country. A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday. ...

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July 31st, 2010

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New home for Radio Caroline

Former pirate Radio Caroline has moved in to the British Music Experience at the 02 Dome with an exhibition of the station’s history. Part of a series of events with the title, London Sixties Week, the residency was due to end on July 26th but has been extended in to ...

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July 31st, 2010

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Vanilla Ice crashes a Cadillac into a pond

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, recently participated in a bizarre stunt caught on video. In the video, Van Winkle drives a 1967 Cadillac through fire and into a pond. It seems like a reality tv stunt or something done to get on a reality tv show. Vanilla ...

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July 31st, 2010

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Man near death after attack in Dolores Park

40-year-old San Francisco man was clinging to life today after being stabbed repeatedly and robbed early this morning in the city’s Dolores Park, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was in the park near 19th and Church streets at about 1:30 a.m. when ...

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July 31st, 2010

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