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A New York has judge has ruled that a child can be sued for crashing a bicycle into an old woman, causing injuries that led to her death. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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After six months of showcasing China’s rise in the world, the World Expo in Shanghai is at its end. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Explosives were found in Dubai in a US-bound parcel that bore al-Qaeda hallmarks, Dubai police said. (more…)

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China will continue to be a “reliable supplier” of so called “rare earth” minerals, which are key to the global high-tech industry. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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North Korean troops fired two rounds towards a frontline unit at the border on Friday, and South Korean soldiers returned fire three times. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The ruler of the UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah died at dawn after several months in hospital, official reports say.

Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad al-Qasimi (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was in his early 90s. A week of official mourning has been declared. (more…)

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The shortage of rare earth metals from China could harm the US and the EU, they both warned. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, fears a cholera outbreak will spread rapidly among hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who are sheltered in camps in the capital. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The dismembered body of a 9-year-old albino boy has been found in a river on the Burundi-Tanzania border, reports say. (map from cnn.com)

According to the head of Burundi’s albino association, the boy was taken from Makamba province in Burundi by a gang that crossed the border. (more…)

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As promised, on Friday Wikileaks released almost 400,000 classified US documents about the war in Iraq.

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing website defended the release, arguing that the “intimate details” of the conflict were made public in an effort to reveal the truth about the conflict. (more…)

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