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Monday 09 November 2009
A US Roman Catholic deacon spoke today of how the agonising pain he had suffered from a spinal disorder disappeared after praying to the revered English Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Declaring that a domestic terrorism threat had been thwarted, US prosecutors have announced the arrest of a Massachusetts man who was allegedly part of a conspiracy to kill Americans in shopping malls, and US soldiers in Iraq as well as target two prominent politicians for assassination.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
A 13-year-old girl from Devon who went missing with a man she met over the internet has been found.
Saturday 19 September 2009
Thursday 10 September 2009
Friday 21 August 2009
Senator Edward Kennedy, who is suffering from terminal brain cancer, has written a poignant letter to leaders in his home state of Massachusetts asking them to change state law so a temporary replacement can be appointed promptly to avoid a legislative vacuum.
Monday 17 August 2009
Up to nine out of 10 American bank notes bear traces of cocaine, research has shown. In some large US cities evidence of "dirty money" is even stronger. Analysis of bank notes from Washington DC, home to Congress and the US Presidency, were the most contaminated, with 95 per cent of them carrying minute amounts of the Schedule II (Class A in Britain) drug.
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Wednesday 08 April 2009
The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Monday 09 February 2009
People in their 20s and 30s could soon be offered the same cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by their parents, following pioneering research identifying the genetic factors which increase the risk of heart attack.
Sunday 21 December 2008
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Saturday 18 October 2008
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