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US President to receive Tunisia Premier in Washington

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will receive Tunisian Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi on October 7 for their first meeting in Washington since the overthrow in January of the Ben Ali regime, the White House said Tuesday. “During his meeting with the prime minister, the president looks forward to…

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Rioters appeal against ‘disproportionate’ sentences

The first sentence challenges by defendants jailed for their involvement in the August riots will be heard by Court of Appeal judges. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, sitting with Lord Justice Thomas and Lord Justice Leveson, will deal with appeals in 10 Crown Court cases stemming from the rioting and looting which took place in several English cities. They ...

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Michael Jackson death doctor set to face trial

The doctor accused of killing pop star Michael Jackson stands trial today. Conrad Murray, 58, is charged with involuntary manslaughter over the death of Jackson, 50, and could face four years in prison and lose his medical licence if found guilty. Murray has said little in public, except that he did not cause Jackson’s death in June 2009. “Your honour, ...

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UN urges end to violence in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is urging all sides in Yemen to reject violence and take urgent steps towards a political transition. The U.N.’s most powerful body backed the Gulf Cooperation Council’s transition plan, which calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign and hand over power to his vice president in exchange for immunity from prosecution. In ...

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Palestinians, US battle for UN Council votes

Palestinian envoys are battling for UN Security Council votes to back their effort to win full UN membership, while the United States is using its diplomatic big guns to make the bid fail. The Security Council held its first meeting to discuss the application on Monday and is to meet again Wednesday to formally send the request made by Palestinian ...

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Scotland Asks Libya for Help Finding Lockerbie Evidence

LONDON — Scotland’s chief prosecutor has asked Libya’s new government to assist in tracking down documentary evidence and witnesses for a possible new trial for those responsible for the Lockerbie airliner bombing. A statement issued Monday by a spokesman for Scotland’s lord advocate, Frank Mulholland, said Britain’s Foreign Office had been asked to relay…

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Americans get too much healthcare, say doctors

Doctors have a diagnosis for what’s wrong with healthcare in the United States: there’s too much of it. In a poll of US primary care physicians published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, nearly half of them said their patients received too much medical care and more than a quarter said they were practising more aggressively than they’d like to. ...

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