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Prince William, Kate pick a date at Westminster Abbey

Prince William, Kate pick a date at Westminster Abbey

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London: The date and location have been set: the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is to take place on Friday, April 29th at Westminster Abbey. An aide to Prince William said on Tuesday that the couple had chosen the Abbey, where Queen Elizabeth was also married, for its “staggering beauty” and because... 

Survivors fill hospitals as Cambodia toll rises

Survivors fill hospitals as Cambodia toll rises

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Phnom Penh: Injured survivors lay on the floors of hospitals in the city on Tuesday and the dead were loaded into coffins after one of the worst stampedes in recent years killed at least 378 people at a holiday celebration the previous night. The cause of the stampede during Cambodia’s annual water festival was unclear,... 

A maid knew of the Will-Kate engagement before the Queen

A maid knew of the Will-Kate engagement before the Queen

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London: A maid in Kenya was told about the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton – before even the Queen was informed. Margret Lekartgi, a 22-year-old maid, has known about William and Kate’s engagement for a month – while even the Queen, Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron were not aware. Lekartgi... 

It’s official: William to wed Kate next yr

It’s official: William to wed Kate next yr

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LONDON: Prince William of Britain is to marry Kate Middleton, his attractive sweetheart. Notably, she’s without the remotest royal background. The wedding will take place next year exactly 30 years after his parents’ high profile, globally televised ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral. Grand-mother, the UK’s... 

Pope says condoms acceptable ‘in certain cases’: Book

Pope says condoms acceptable ‘in certain cases’: Book

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BERLIN: Pope Benedict XVI says that condom use is acceptable “in certain cases”, notably “to reduce the risk of infection” with HIV, in a book due out Tuesday, apparently softening his once hardline stance. In a series of interviews published in his native German, the 83-year-old Benedict is asked whether... 

Indonesian president condemns Saudi torture of maid

Indonesian president condemns Saudi torture of maid

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has demanded justice for the “extraordinary torture” of an Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia. Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, is in a stable condition in hospital. Her injuries include gashes to her face and cuts to her lips, allegedly inflicted by her employers using... 

Guinea poll losers protest in the capital

Guinea poll losers protest in the capital

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Supporters of the defeated candidate in Guinea’s presidential election, Cellou Dalein Diallo, have been protesting in the streets about the poll results. The security forces have been firing tear gas in the capital and violence has been reported in some other areas. Mr Diallo appealed for calm and said he would challenge... 

Congressman Charles Rangel guilty of ethics violations

Congressman Charles Rangel guilty of ethics violations

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An eight-member House ethics committee has found Democratic Representative Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules. The panel will make a recommendation to the House of Representatives on appropriate punishment for Mr Rangel following a hearing. The 80-year-old had been accused of 13 counts of... 

Austrian trial of Chechens on murder charges begins

Austrian trial of Chechens on murder charges begins

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The trial has begun in Austria of three Chechens accused of being linked to the killing of a former bodyguard of the Chechen president. The three men are charged with complicity to murder Umar Israilov in the Austrian capital, Vienna. Austrian police believe the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, ordered Mr Israilov’s abduction... 

France accuses Iran of violence at Tehran embassy

France accuses Iran of violence at Tehran embassy

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France has accused Iranian security services of committing “unacceptable acts of violence” on French diplomatic personnel in the Iranian capital. The entry to the French embassy residence in Tehran was blocked by unidentified officials on Sunday, said the French foreign ministry. “[They] proceeded to arrest... 

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