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Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Syrian troops kill 8 near Damascus, says rights group

Syrian troops allegedly opened fire on scores of people in a Damascus suburb today, killing at least eight people.

Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea Storms This post contains images

Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea

At least 20 people have been killed in the Philippines, and 32 people have dies in South Korea, following flooding and landslides.

From The42 Phelps wins men's 200 butterfly at worlds Togged Out

Phelps wins men's 200 butterfly at worlds

American swimming legend beats out Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda in a tight race at the world swimming championships.

From The Daily Edge Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake Scooby Snacks

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake

The two fish – named Shaggy and Daphne – were trapped in their tank in Christchurch after devastating natural disaster – and have only just been found.

Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Norway victim's father recounts last words

The names of some of the victims of the attacks in Oslo and Utoya have been released today.

From The Daily Edge Amy Winehouse's family and friends attend her funeral Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse's family and friends attend her funeral

Winehouse’s father, Mitch, ended his eulogy with the words “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.”

78 killed in Moroccan military plane crash

A plane crash near the city of Guelmim, a mountainous southern region of the country, leaves dozens dead.

Mirror group ‘to review procedures’ in wake of phone-hacking scandal

Trinity Mirror denies involvement in phone-hacking, though a New York Times report has implicated five journalists.

Monday 25 July, 2011

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

Residents in western Libya say NATO hit hospital

Seven people, including three doctors, were killed in the strike.

Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program

Tehran had believed that one of the country’s leading nuclear physicists had been assassinated by the US and Israel – however it now says that this was a case of mistaken identity.

"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages US This post contains images

"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages

One couple wore matching kilts; another wore sparkly crowns as New York becomes sixth and largest US state to make same-sex unions ‘official’.

The US has one week to avoid default

The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.

Is this man one of the luckiest people in Norway?

Journalism student was due to stay on massacre island but was sent off to cover a football match – and had worked in building next to Oslo blast site for the previous fortnight.

Sunday 24 July, 2011

Six shot dead in Texas at child's birthday party

A family party was underway at the roller-skating rink 20 miles from Dallas when a domestic dispute escalated, according to local police.

Saturday 23 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Advertisers tone down PMS-themed milk campaign Got Milk?

Advertisers tone down PMS-themed milk campaign

The ads were criticised for portraying men as victims of PMS…

From The42 FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case Political Football

FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case

Qatari becomes the most senior soccer official convicted of corruption in FIFA’s 107-year history.

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks US

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks

Debt deal appears no nearer to agreement as the 2 August default deadline looms…

From The42 Testing times: Schlecks and Evans ready for one final push Yellow Fever

Testing times: Schlecks and Evans ready for one final push

This afternoon’s individual time trial will decide the destination of the 2011 Yellow Jersey.

Norway attacks suspect "came out of nowhere"

Police investigating the double attacks which killed at least 91 people in Norway yesterday say that the suspect had no known links to hardcore extremists and was not on their “radar”.

From The Daily Edge Man shows up in Las Vegas 25 years after being declared dead US

Man shows up in Las Vegas 25 years after being declared dead

The FBI investigated the disappearance of Chicago man Arthur Gerald Jones in 1979 before an Illinois court declared him dead in 1986.

Friday 22 July, 2011

Swiss court finds three guilty in Swiss bomb plot

Three environmental activists with links to European anarchist groups were found guilty of plotting an attack on a research centre in Zurich last year.

Fifty insurgents killed in east Afghanistan

The militants were killed during two days of fighting in Paktika province.

LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK Oslo This post contains videos

LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK

Live footage direct from the Norwegian national broadcaster, in the aftermath of Friday’s attacks in Oslo and Utoya.

'The greatest realist painter': Lucian Freud dead at 88 Freud This post contains images

'The greatest realist painter': Lucian Freud dead at 88

Famous for his nude portraits of the likes of Kate Moss and his non-nude portrait of the Queen.

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican

The Vatican has already refused to recognise three bishops recently ordained by China’s state-controlled Catholic church.

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed

The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.

Meet Egypt's new government... it won't be around for long

Elections are expected later this year but those who helped oust Hosni Mubarak want change to happen faster.

Thursday 21 July, 2011

From The42 In video: Neil Lennon reflects on his rocky road to Dublin Top Bhoy This post contains videos

In video: Neil Lennon reflects on his rocky road to Dublin

The Armagh-born Celtic boss is preparing for the kick off of the SPL season away to Hibernian this Sunday before bringing his side to Dublin for the inaugural Super Cup.

Bones of Hitler's deputy exhumed, burned

The remains of Rudolf Hess have been exhumed and scattered at sea after his grave became a shrine to neo-Nazis.

From The Daily Edge Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake IFake

Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake

China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone – fake Apple stores.

From The42 Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east Turkish Delight

Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east

Locked out NBA star is in talks with the Turkish club – according to the club that is.

From The42 Contador 'must attack' on Tour's hardest stage Le Tour

Contador 'must attack' on Tour's hardest stage

At 8,900 feet, today’s 19th stage will be the highest ever finish in the race’s 108-year history.

Texas man executed despite shooting victim campaigning for his clemency

Mark Stroman was on death row following two murders in the aftermath of 9/11. One of those who survived his attacks campaigned for his release.

Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Three presumed dead after being swept over Yosemite waterfall

The tragedy brings to six the number of people killed in water accidents in Yosemite National Park this year.

From The42 Woods cuts ties with 'shocked' long-term caddie Steve Williams Split

Woods cuts ties with 'shocked' long-term caddie Steve Williams

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change,” says Woods.

Hurricane Dora gaining strength off Mexican coast

The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm watch for the country’s southwestern coast over the strengthening hurricane – the fourth to be named this season.

LIVE: Dáil Éireann discusses the findings of the Cloyne Report

Watch live footage from the Dáil as it debates an all-party motion, condemning the Vatican for its role in Cloyne.

Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?

France has suggested it may be possible.

From The42 Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming retires Time To Say Goodbye This post contains videos

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming retires

Injury-plagued NBA star formally announces his decision after weeks of speculation.