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Ex-brother-in-law guilty of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s relatives

CHICAGO — Actress Jennifer Hudson softly sobbed and leaned into her fiance’s shoulder Friday as a jury convicted her former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and nephew in October 2008. Though Hudson’s celebrity drew national media to the Chicago courthouse for the 13-day trial, she apparently had little effect on the jury. Several members told reporters that her name ...

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Hugo Chavez ends ‘successful’ Cuba cancer treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned from Cuba, saying he has successfully completed his radiotherapy treatment for cancer. TV images showed Mr Chavez hugging ministers and singing a song following his arrival in Caracas. Political tension has been rising because of uncertainty over Mr Chavez's health ahead of October elections. Earlier, a crossword compiler denied inciting the murder of Mr ...

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Clashes resume in Congo’s east

KINSHASA, Congo – Fighting resumed Friday in eastern Congo between the army and a group of ex-soldiers who left the military to form a new rebel group, an army spokesman said, ending three years of relative peace in this nation periodically upended by war. The defections and violence started last month, after soldiers who were formally rebels from the Tutsi ...

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Leaks that revealed British agent’s role in foiled bomb plot investigated by FBI

The leaks, beginning with an Associated Press report on Monday the news agency had held back for several days at the request of the US authorities, have turned the spotlight on a spectacularly successful co-operation between the intelligence services of the US, Saudi Arabia and Britain. But senior officials and analysts in Washington and London have warned that exposure of ...

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Biden apologises to Obama for getting ‘over his skis’

Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to President Barack Obama for putting him in “awkward spot” that led him to expedite his announcement on the marriage by same sex people, which was earlier planned closer to the election. US media yesterday reported that Biden apologised to Obama on Wednesday before the US President gave an interview to the ...

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Value of respect

I was so pleased to read the April 30 article “Boys into Men” because of its emphasis on “preventing violence in relationships between men and women,” rather than waiting for an incident to happen and then trying to heal the wounds (mentally and physically)…

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‘Save the planet’, science leaders urge G8 governments

Leaders of the global science community have issued joint statements to world leaders meeting at the G8 summit later this month in the US. National science academies from 15 countries have called on the leading industrialised economies to pay greater heed to science and technology. The academies include those from the US, China, India and the UK. The organisations agreed ...

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