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Activists see strong cluster bomb ban this week
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Andras Gergely DUBLIN (Reuters) - Progress has been made towards agreeing a wide-ranging global ban on cluster munitions this week, though three of the most controversial issues are still unresolved, campaigners said on Monday. Representatives of more than 100 nations are working on an agreement against the use of cluster munitions, although the United States, China and Russia are ...

Three arrested after teenager beaten to death
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested two 15-year-old boys and a 20-year-old man on Monday after an Asian teenager was beaten to death in a park in northern England. The dead teenager, Amar Aslam, 17, was discovered on Sunday night in Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury. West Yorkshire Police said he "had been subjected to a sustained and vicious beating" and died from head injuries. "Police hav ...

Dubai police crack down on cross-dressers
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

DUBAI (Reuters) - Police in Dubai have arrested several men and women for cross-dressing in what they said was a campaign to preserve the social values of the cosmopolitan Gulf Arab trade and tourism hub, newspapers reported on Monday. Dubai is part of the seven-member United Arab Emirates, a Muslim country where cross-dressing is frowned upon but whose population is dominated by migrants w ...

Russian cargo plane with 9 on board crashes
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian cargo plane with nine people on board has crashed near the airport of Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals region, Interfax news agency reported on Monday. The agency said the AN-12 plane belonged to carrier Moskovia. It did not provide other details on casualties. (Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov; editing by Conor Sweeney)

Strauss ton inspires England win
26 May 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

A century from Andrew Strauss helped England to a six-wicket victory in an absorbing second Test at Old Trafford. Resuming on 76-1 in search of 294, Strauss and skipper Michael Vaughan shared a stand of 90. Vaughan fell shortly before lunch after a fluent 48, but Strauss reached his 12th Test ton before driving Iain O'Brien to slip for 106. Kevin Pietersen was needlessly run out with 56 needed, but Ian Bell (21) and Paul Collingwood (24) saw England home. Barely 24 hours earlier, few could  ...

French victory at Cannes hailed
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Mike Collett-White and James Mackenzie CANNES, France (Reuters) - Critics hailed the first French victory at the Cannes film festival for 21 years, after the acclaimed classroom drama "Entre Les Murs" (The Class) won the Palme d'Or for best picture late on Sunday. The triumph marked another high point for French cinema, which has already celebrated a rare best actress Oscar for Ma ...

HIV risk in war-torn Afghanistan high
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

KABUL (Reuters) - The prevalence of HIV is low in Afghanistan, but the potential risk factors for the spread of the disease remain high, the Public Health Ministry said on Monday. So far 435 HIV positive cases have been reported in Afghanistan, the ministry said in a statement, but it is estimated there are 2,000-2,500 cases in a population of some 26 million, still a relatively low infecti ...

Hamilton can follow Senna as multiple Monaco winner
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton achieved one boyhood ambition in Monaco on Sunday with a thrilling win that left him in pole position to realise his other dream. "There are two dreams when you start out in Formula One, to win the world championship and the Monaco Grand Prix," his father Anthony told reporters as McLaren cracked open the champagne after Sunday's race ...

Woman dies after falling from taxi
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Detectives were questioning a taxi driver on Monday after a young woman died after falling from his cab. Katie Bennett, 22, died in hospital from head injuries she sustained after falling out of the taxi in the early hours of Saturday morning in Staffordshire. "I can now confirm that the taxi driver involved has been arrested and is helping police with inquiries,"  ...

Aid workers ready for action after Myanmar promise
26 May 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Foreign aid workers headed for the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy delta on Monday to see whether army-ruled Myanmar will honour a promise made by its top general to give them freedom of movement. "We're going to head out today and test the boundaries," one official from a major Western relief agency told Reuters in Yangon shortly before his departure for ...

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