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Spaniard wins record 126 million euro jackpot in Euro Millions - 05/09/2009

PARIS - A Spaniard late Friday won the record jackpot of 126,231,764 euros in the Euro Millions lottery, smashing the record held for nearly four years by an Irish woman. The as yet unnamed...

Berlusconi says marriage is 'finished or about to finish' - 05/06/2009

ROME - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said in a television broadcast on Tuesday evening that his marriage to Veronica Lario was "finished or about to finish." "It displeases me that a...

Polish convicts to undergo resocialisation at Auschwitz - 05/05/2009

WARSAW - The museum at the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and Poland's penitentiary services want convicted criminals to visit the site as part of a resocialisation program, officials said...

700 kids from 29 countries bid to resolve climate woes - 05/02/2009

COPENHAGEN - Some 700 children from 29 countries are taking part this weekend in an international contest in Copenhagen to find local and global solutions to climate warming, organisers said Friday....

Pope laments Church abuse of Canadian Indian children - 04/30/2009

VATICAN CITY, Catherine Jouault- Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday lamented that Canadian Indian children suffered abuse and were made to feel ashamed of their heritage at Catholic Church-run boarding...

New cafe caters to fatigued Finns - 04/23/2009

HELSINKI - Fatigued Finns in the western city of Turku can now escape pressures at home or stress at work at a cafe catering to those who like to catnap. The brainchild of Turku's new 'nap' cafe...

Mexico breaks up child porn ring of 7, including priest - 04/23/2009

MEXICO CITY - Mexican police arrested seven people, including a Roman Catholic Priest, allegedly involved in a child porn ring that distributed 100,000 pictures and videos of children from around the...

Battling the anti-celluloid tide in Syria - 04/20/2009

DAMASCUS, Roueida Mabardi - Going to the pictures was, many years ago, a regular family outing in Syria. But with a drop in quality in films and with pirated DVDs flooding the market, Syrians now...

Prince Philip becomes Britain's longest-serving consort - 04/19/2009

LONDON - Prince Philip became Britain's longest-serving consort on Saturday, clocking up 57 years and 71 days in the role. Queen Elizabeth II's husband overtook the record set by queen Charlotte,...

Doctors aid rape by giving teens the pill: Swedish prosecutor - 04/17/2009

STOCKHOLM- Doctors in Sweden who prescribe the contraceptive pill to girls under 15 could face charges as an accessory to rape, a local prosecutor told AFP on Thursday. Mikael Hammarstrand, deputy...
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