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Honduras battles tide of support for ousted Zelaya
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Patrick Markey TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' interim government battled on Tuesday against a tide of international support for ousted President Manuel Zelaya who vowed to return home after troops toppled and exiled him in a coup. Honduras faces growing pressure to reinstate Zelaya, an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who was forced out on Sunday and spirited away by t ...


FDA confirms E. coli found in Nestle cookie dough
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday confirmed that it has found E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in a sample of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. The contaminated sample was collected at Nestle's facility in Danville, Va. on Thursday, the FDA said in a statement. Nestle SA earlier on Monday announced a recall of Toll House refrigerated cook ...


Michael Jackson's mother wins temporary control of estate
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's mother Katherine on Monday won temporary guardianship of the late singer's children and control of his estate as a legal battle over his kids, money and belongings began to take shape. Katherine Jackson won the first round in what could become a protracted fight over an estate estimated to be valued in the hundreds of million ...


In U.S. scandals, wives don't stand by their men
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Standing by your man suddenly seems to be going out of fashion for some American women in the public eye. This month, the wives of at least two famous men caught cheating -- sexually and financially -- very openly declared that their spouses' behavior was actually quite scandalous. Ruth Madoff, reacting to her husband Bernard being se ...


North Korea trying to enrich uranium, South says
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea appears to be enriching uranium, potentially giving the state that has twice tested a plutonium-based nuclear device another path to making atomic weapons, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday. "It is clear that they are moving forward with it," Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee told a parliamentary hearing, adding such a programm ...


Iran hardliner says election protests must cease
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior hardline Iranian cleric Tuesday demanded an end to protests over the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president after Iran's top legislative body slammed shut the last door for a legal challenge. As expected, the Guardian Council Monday dismissed complaints of irregularities in the June 12 vote raised by two defeated  ...


Italy gas train explosion kills 14
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Silvia Ognibene VIAREGGIO, Italy (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 50 injured overnight in Italy when a freight train hauling liquefied petroleum gas derailed and exploded as it passed their homes, officials said on Tuesday. About 1,000 people were evacuated following the blast just before midnight on Monday in the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio, about 350 km (220 m ...


Bankruptcy court to rule on "New GM" plan
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Emily Chasan NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp is heading to bankruptcy court on Tuesday to seek approval to sell its assets to a "New GM" in a plan to reinvigorate the automaker under U.S. government ownership. GM is seeking approval for the sale from U.S. bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber just 30 days after filing for Chapter 11. Under the deal, brokered by the Obama adminis ...


Child survives Yemeni plane crash with 153 on board
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Ahmed Ali Amir MORONI (Reuters) - An Airbus A310-300 from Yemen with 153 people on board, including 66 French nationals, crashed into the sea off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros as it approached in bad weather early on Tuesday, officials said. A doctor in the Comoros told Reuters a child had been plucked alive from the sea and was being taken to a medical center. The manag ...


Iraq regains control of cities as U.S. pulls back
30 Jun 2009 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Tim Cocks and Muhanad Mohammed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq regained full control if its towns and cities on Tuesday as U.S. troops pulled back, six years after the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein. Though some Iraqis fear the first step in a full U.S. withdrawal may leave them open to attack, the government declared "National Sovereignty Day" a holiday and held a military parade to  ...


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