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At least 87 dead in Norway shooting, bomb attack

OSLO (Reuters) – A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo. Rescue workers work at the scene of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge ...

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Debt ceiling talks between Obama and Republicans collapse

US on brink of economic crisis after negotiations over outline of $3tn cuts package and tax rises break down Debt ceiling talks between Barack Obama and John Boehner have broken down, throwing the US into economic uncertainty. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The US is on the brink of a major economic crisis after negotiations between Barack Obama and Republican Congressional ...

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Somalia famine worsened by civil war, experts say

Mogadishu, Somalia — Somali soldiers beat back desperate families with gun butts Thursday as they fought for food supplies in front of a weeping diplomat, a day after the United Nations declared parts of the country were suffering from the worst famine in a generation. “I will knock on every door I can to help you,” the African Union envoy ...

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Let Him Eat Pie

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When a man shouted “greedy” and threw a blue and white shaving-cream pie at Rupert Murdoch’s face, while he was being questioned before the British Parliament for a phone-hacking scandal, it evoked what Queen Marie Antoinette of France supposedly said: “Let them eat cake.” The reason for this memorable, uncanny similarity is that both ...

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Bomb rocks govt offices in Oslo, two dead

OSLO – A massive bomb shattered Norway’s main government building in Oslo on Friday, killing two people police were quoted as saying by local news agency NTB. There was no claim of responsibility, though NATO member Norway has been the target of threats, if not bombs, before, notably over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya. Prime Minister Jens ...

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MP refers Murdoch to Met over email

Claims that James Murdoch knew three years ago that phone hacking at the News of the World was not confined to a single “rogue” reporter have been referred to the police. Labour MP Tom Watson said he was contacting Scotland Yard after two former senior executives at the paper publicly challenged Mr Murdoch’s evidence to the Commons Culture, Media and ...

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Scandal grows as James Murdoch evidence questioned

Pressure intensified on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire Friday after his son James was accused of misleading British MPs, as rival newspapers became embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal. After hacking allegations forced Murdoch to close his News of the World tabloid, it emerged that police had asked a regulator for files which exposed the use of private investigators by other papers. ...

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