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Woman charged with attacking Leonardo Dicaprio

August 27, 2010 MelW 0

By Richard Winton      LOS ANGELES _ A woman who attacked actor Leonardo DiCaprio with a broken beer bottle was ordered to stand trial Thursday.      Aretha Wilson, 40, is accused of attacking DiCaprio with […]

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Entertainment

Man with two knives pounds on Paris Hilton’s door

August 25, 2010 MelW 0

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton      LOS ANGELES _ A man with two knives pounded on the door of Paris Hilton’s home Tuesday morning, according Los Angeles Police Department sources.      The incident occurred […]

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World

Over 40 killed in Chinese plane crash

August 25, 2010 MelW 0

BEIJING _ More than 40 people were killed in a crash landing of a Chinese passenger plane in north-eastern China late Tuesday, state media reported.      The bodies of 43 people had been recovered, Xinhua […]

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World

19 bodies found in mine shaft in Mexico

August 24, 2010 MelW 0

By Andrea Sosa Cabrios Mexico  City (dpa) – Mexican police found at least 19 bodies in the ventilation shaft of a mine near the central city of Pachuca, Mexican media reported Monday citing police officers. […]

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USA

Fight breaks out at Chicago wedding

August 20, 2010 MelW 0

By Pat Curry and Jonathan Bullington      CHICAGO _ Does this mean the honeymoon is over?      Some of the guests attending a wedding reception at a Skokie banquet hall Wednesday night apparently didn’t hold […]

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World

‘Baby dumping’ rife in Malaysia

August 19, 2010 MelW 0

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – A Malaysian Islamist party asserted that Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day celebrations encourage free sex that has led to a spate of baby dumpings that have grabbed national headlines, a […]

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United Kingdom

Blair sparks fury with troops donation

August 18, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Anna Tomforde London (dpa) – If all publicity is good publicity, Tony Blair should count himself lucky that his decision to donate millions from his forthcoming book launch to injured soldiers has placed him – […]

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USA

Sen. Kerry presses Karzai on corruption

August 18, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Dion Nissenbaum McClatchy Newspapers KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrived in Kabul on Tuesday for another tough diplomatic mission to smooth over newly strained relations between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and […]

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Australia

Australian man killed by shark

August 17, 2010 MelW 0

By Sid Astbury Sydney (dpa) – A 31-year-old Australian was killed by a shark  Tuesday as he surfed in the early morning near Gracetown, 270  kilometres south of the west coast city of Perth.     […]