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Technology

BlackBerry maker debuts new PlayBook tablet

September 28, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Dan Gallagher MarketWatch (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO – Research In Motion Ltd. lifted the wraps Monday on a new touch-screen tablet device called the BlackBerry PlayBook, making it the latest wireless device maker to break […]

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World

Lebanese priest kidnapped, ransom demanded

September 23, 2010 MelW 0

By Weedah Hamzah Beirut (dpa) – Gunmen have kidnapped a Lebanese priest near the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt and are demanding a ransom in return for his release, Lebanese radio reported Thursday.      Lebanon’s […]

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Entertainment

Lindsay Lohan fails latest drug test

September 19, 2010 MelW 0

By Chris Melzer and Niels C Sorrells New York (dpa) – Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan, 24, announced on her Twitter account Saturday that she had failed her latest drug test and was prepared to appear […]

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Russia reopens case of dead journalist

September 17, 2010 BJokanovic 0

MOSCOW (dpa) – Police are reopening the case of a Russian opposition journalist and politician seven years after his mysterious death, Interfax news agency reported Thursday. It quoted a spokesman for the investigators as saying […]

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World

Eight killed in van explosion

September 16, 2010 MelW 0

By Yigal Schleifer Istanbul (dpa) – Eight passengers in a commuter van were killed when the vehicle was hit by an explosion, Turkey’s state-run Anatolian Agency reported Thursday, quoting local officials.      Three passengers were […]

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USA

Obama to publish children’s book

September 16, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Christi Parsons Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – President Obama, who has worked to shield his daughters from the spotlight, will publish a children’s book later this fall framed as a letter from him […]

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Helicopter crash leaves four with minor injuries

September 12, 2010 MelW 0

Bangkok (dpa) – A helicopter filming a Thai television documentary crashed into the Chao Phraya River Saturday after hitting an electricity wire, slightly injuring four on board, police said.      The state-run National Broadcasting Television […]

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USA

2 U.S. troops killed in Iraq

September 8, 2010 BJokanovic 0

By Liz Sly Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD – Two American soldiers were killed and nine were injured Tuesday when a man wearing an Iraqi army uniform opened fire on them inside an Iraqi commando compound […]

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USA

John Lennon’s killer denied parole

September 8, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Pat Reber Washington (dpa) – Mark David Chapman, the man convicted of shooting the famous ex-Beatle John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole on Tuesday by a New York parole panel. Chapman was sentenced to […]

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Basque separatists ETA announce ceasefire

September 6, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Sinikka Tarvainen Madrid (dpa) – The militant Basque separatist group ETA on Sunday declared a ceasefire that left the Spanish government sceptical, but enthused separatists in the Basque region. ETA decided several months ago not […]