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‘Obama to sign finance bill by July 4’

US President Barack Obama has claimed victory as the Senate voted to end debate on a massive Wall Street overhaul package, which is said to be the most sweeping reform of the country’s financial regul

‘Going back to Pak to join politics’

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said he intends going home to enter politics, perhaps standing to become President or Prime Minister, CNN reported.

Prophet drawing stokes World Cup hit fears

A South African weekly on Friday published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed complaining that his followers lack a sense of humour, angering Muslims and raising fear of reprisal attacks during June’s

Rare Tintins are up for auction

Finding a safe investment in crisis times may be tough, but a year before Hollywood takes Tintin to the big screen, collectors are vying for rare memorabilia of the cub Belgian cartoon hero at a May 29 Paris auction.

Black MP in Labour leader race

Britain’s first black woman member of Parliament joined the race to lead Britain’s Opposition Labour Party on Thursday after an election in May ended its 13-year grip on power.

Tintin articles range from 3K-250K euros

There is huge appetite for collectors of anything related to Tintin — the diminutive investigative journalist and adventurer. A Belgian museum owns about 80-85 per cent of Herge’s work, but the scale of pieces ranging from original sketches, antiques and first edition covers, has surprised potential investors. The sale — with articles worth

Blanc to succeed Domenech as Les Blues’ head coach

Laurent Blanc will replace the controversial Raymond Domenech as France coach after the World Cup, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Thursday.
A prominent member of France’s 1998 World Cup-winning squad, although he was suspended for the final, Blanc will take over from Domenech after the June 11-July 11

520 days in a Mars simulator

Six men from Russia, Europe and China are preparing to spend 520 days together in a sealed-off warren to take a simulated trip to Mars to test how long isolation would affect humans.

Rioting, fires as Army storms camp

Rioting and fires swept Bangkok on Wednesday after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing anti-government protest leaders to give up but triggering clashes that killed at least six and sparked unrest in Thailand’s north.

Riots erupt after top Red Shirts surrender

Rioting and fires swept Bangkok on Wednesday after troops stormed a protest encampment, forcing protest leaders to surrender, but sparking clashes that killed at least six people and triggered unrest

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