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Published:Friday | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A vicar has been found guilty of presiding over hundreds of sham weddings for foreigners seeking to bypass Britain's immigration laws. The Reverend Alex Brown married some 360 couples in discreet ceremonies at the Church of St Peter ...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 5:47 PM

Parts of an Arizona immigration law are now in effect after a federal judge blocked several of its most controversial aspects yesterday.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 1:03 PM

Britain's Foreign Office says it’s investigating reports that a British strip club owner was murdered on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 9:38 AM

Pakistani officials are reporting that no one survived the crash of a passenger plane on the outskirts of the capital Islamabad yesterday with 152 people on board.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

California (AP):Firefighters yesterday braced for strong afternoon winds at the sites of two wildfires north of Los Angeles that have burned about 40 homes, threatened at least 150 more and forced some 2,300...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP):The United Nations (UN) turned to a Canadian woman yesterday, who was chief auditor for the World Bank, as its choice for the next head of the UN's internal watchdog agency.

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):FEDERAL BUREAU of Investigations (FBI) director, Robert Mueller, told Congress yesterday that he does not know how many of his agents cheated on an important test about the limitations ...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 6:14 PM

A health expert has warned that an epidemic of dengue fever in the Caribbean and Latin America has increased the risk of an outbreak of the sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus in South Florida.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 1:18 PM

An airliner has crashed near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 1:16 PM

Flooding in northeastern China has stranded 30,000 people in one town and washed 1,000 barrels of explosive chemicals into a river.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 5:12 PM

A United States federal watchdog has criticised the US military for failing to account properly for billions of dollars it received to help rebuild Iraq.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 5:11 PM

Two boys who were found guilty of the attempted rape of an eight year-old girl in west London have lost their appeals against their convictions.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 12:06 PM

The United States has denied claims made by Venezuela that it’s planning to attack the oil-rich country.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 11:48 AM

The High Court in Britain has ruled that the government is acting unlawfully in speeding up the deportation of foreign nationals who have been refused permission to stay in the country.

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2010 | 9:54 AM

British Petroleum (BP) says no final decision has been made regarding whether embattled CEO Tony Hayward will leave the company.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 5:52 PM

Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) chief executive Tony Hayward will get an immediate annual pension worth about £600,000 sterling when he leaves in October.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 1:15 PM

Oil giant BP's chief executive Tony Hayward is expected to step down following widespread criticism of his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Published:Monday | July 26, 2010 | 1:09 PM

A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant has revealed his new look on television.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 5:44 PM

Two hundred and 41 teachers have been fired in Washington DC and public school officials say another 7,000 could lose their jobs next year if their performances do not improve.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 5:44 PM

Workers on ships at the site of the Gulf of Mexico British Petroleum (BP) oil spill are making final preparations to leave as a weakened Tropical Storm Bonnie nears.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 1:35 PM

Millions of jobless Americans are to have their unemployment benefits returned.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 1:33 PM

China is considering reviewing the number of crimes which attract the death penalty.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 8:01 AM

Millions of jobless Americans are to have their unemployment benefits returned.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Obama administration, one of the most deliberative in recent United States history, has for a second time found itself politically embarrassed over a hair-trigger reaction on race.While denying direct involvement in the improper...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP):The mystery of where former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were buried moved closer to resolution Wednesday, after forensic scientists dug up their official graves in a hunt for DNA.Ceausescu ruled Romania...


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