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05 Jul

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Twin blasts kill dozens near Baghdad

Successive explosions kill at least 35 and injure 28 others outside an Iraqi government building in the town of Taji.

Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 10:10 GMT

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Can Yingluck lead Thailand out of turmoil?

Inside Story 05 Jul 2011 09:04 GMT
We ask if the relative political newcomer will be able to hold together a coalition and deliver stability.

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Recent declassified documents have helped to shed light on the facts behind the myths of Area 51

The (very) secret history of Area 51

Mark Piesing: New files show that even Presidents don’t always ‘need to know’ the US air base’s activities.

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ExxonMobil workers spread absorbent pads to soak up oil on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana

Locals doubt Exxon claim on Yellowstone oil spill’s impact

 

The oil company Exxon Mobil faced a mixture of scepticism and outright hostility yesterday after its president claimed that no wildlife had been harmed in an accident which saw an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil spilled directly into one of the most scenic waterways in the American West.

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United States

Obama tries to stop execution in Texas of Mexican killer

5 Jul 2011: US president warns Texan authorities that execution would put America in breach of international legal obligations

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