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Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, guilty of manslaughter

LOS ANGELES, California (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — Michael Jackon’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty Monday of manslaughter in pop star-s drug-related death in 2009 Dr. Murray, 58, left the courtroom in handcuffs after a jury reached a unanimous verdict. While dozens of fans outside cheered others burst into tears. It was a highly emotional day. Jackson’t brother, Jermaine, said, ...

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Ali on Joe Frazier: ‘The world has lost a great champion’

Updated: November 8, 2011 10:05AM There was a time when Muhammad Ali taunted Joe Frazier relentlessly, called him ugly and challenged his manhood. After his old rival died Monday night, Ali had nothing but kind words for Smokin’ Joe. “The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration,” Ali said in a short ...

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Greece moves closer to unity government

Greece’s two main parties are reportedly close to forming a new government, with a new prime minister, after extended talks and with global pressure, and the threat of a sovereign default, mounting. George Papandreou, the outgoing Greek prime minister, was to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and a government spokesman has indicated that there has been progress in negotiations with opposition ...

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US to halve troops in troubled Afghan province

THE number of US troops in Helmand is to be halved, leaving British forces to take the lead in the Afghan province, a US general has said. It is understood that the force of 20,000 US marines in Helmand, which has done much to restore stability, could even be cut to almost a quarter of its strength by September. But ...

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Marie Curie’s 144th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle

Today the Google logo has been transformed into one of the search engine’s famous Doodles, this time to celebrate the 144th birthday of pioneering physicist and chemist Marie Curie. Born Marie Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, she eventually moved to Paris where she married physicist Pierre Curie and conducted research that would earn her two Nobel Prizes, one in physics in ...

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FTSE wobbles as Berlusconi clings to power

Britain’s FTSE 100 wobbled on Monday as Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s embattled prime minister, clung to power amid mounting concerns that the eurozone’s debt woes could wreak havoc on the region’s third-biggest economy. The yield – or implied interest rate – on Italian 10-year government bonds soared 28 basis points to hit a euro-era peak of 6.67%, a level widely seen ...

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