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Archive for May, 2010

The flotilla of aid-carrying ships that left Cyprus on Sunday was attacked by Israeli commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip early on Monday, killing nine people on board.

Dozens of others were injured (photo, from aljazeera.net) when troops raided the convoy of six ships, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla. (more…)

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After criticism of remarks he made about German military deployments abroad, German President Horst Koehler (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) says he is resigning immediately. (more…)

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After three days of blasting mud and other materials into the well, oil giant BP said that engineers had been unable to stop oil from spewing into the ocean. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A flotilla of aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip has left Cyprus, organisers say. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

Around 5am local time (2am GMT), five ships left the island and they are expected to reach Gazan waters late on Sunday afternoon. (more…)

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Recent measurements suggest that the Icelandic volcano which has been disrupting air traffic for more than a month is showing a marked drop in activity. (more…)

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Following a massive clean-up of the capital Bangkok (photo, from aljazeera.net), Thai financial markets, government offices, and schools have re-opened.

The country just went through his worst political crisis in his modern history. (more…)

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During his first visit to Berlin, David Cameron has told German leader Angela Merkel the UK will not agree to hand any further powers to Brussels. (photo, from dailymail.co.uk)

After talks in the German capital, UK prime minister said there was “no question” of him backing any treaty giving the EU more powers to shore up the eurozone. (more…)

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For the first time, scientists have created an organism controlled by man-made DNA.

On Thursday, Craig Venter (photo, from aljazeera.net), an American biologist, announced during a press conference that he had synthesised an artificial strain of DNA and used it in order to take control of a cell. (more…)

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A renegade Thai general was shot in Bangkok on Thursday as the military planned to encircle the barricaded encampment of antigovernment demonstrators.

Khattiya Sawasdipol, 58, better known as Seh Daeng (Commander Red), was allied with the protesters. He was struck in the head by a bullet during an interview with an New York Times reporter, who took this photograph minutes before he was shot. (more…)

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A Muslim woman has been fined in Italy for wearing a face-covering veil in public, officials in the northern city of Novara said.

The $650 fine, thought to be the first in Italy, comes under a rule that bans people from wearing clothes that obscure their identity. (photo from abc.net.au) (more…)

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