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American Airlines (photo, from aljazeera.com), the third-largest US airline behind United Continental Holdings and Delta Air Lines, has filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday with its parent company AMR Corporation. (more…)

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New Zealand’s general election saw the victory of the ruling centre-right National Party, allowing John Key (photo, from telegraph.co.uk) to return as prime minister after three years in office. (more…)

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A US-backed proposition for new regulations on cluster bombs has been rejected on Friday by UN member states.

The plan aimed at destroying all cluster munitions (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) made before 1980. (more…)

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A recording of the first call of Anders Behring Breivik (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) to the police was broadcast by Norwegian commercial TV channel TV 2 for the first time on Tuesday.

Norwegians have heard the self-confessed mass killer introduce himself as a “Norwegian anti-communist resistance commander” and say he wants to surrender. (more…)

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, one of the sons of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured late on Saturday (photo, from guardian.co.uk) in the southern desert town of Obari, in Libya, while he was trying to flee to Niger. (more…)

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All of the oil has been pumped out of the cargo ship which had run aground on Astrolabe Reef (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), on New Zealand’s North Island, officials said. (more…)

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Journalists wearing full protective clothing have been allowed to enter the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan on Saturday, for the first time since the country was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami.

During the tour, journalists took pictures inside the damaged plant.(photo, from lefigaro.fr) (more…)

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Australia’s 500 worst-polluting companies will pay a tax on their carbon emissions from 1 July 2012, as the country’s Senate has passed the Clean Energy Act on Tuesday, a law on pollution. (more…)

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Dr Conrad Murray (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), Michael Jackson’s personal physician has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by a jury in Los Angeles. (more…)

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Two senior police officers have been charged on Saturday by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan over the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the first female prime minister of any Muslim country. She had been prime minister twice, from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. (more…)

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