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Period drama makes history at politically charged ceremony

TWO period dramas set 200 years apart in American history — Mad Men and John Adams — claimed a place in the Emmy record books as US television's highest honours were presented in a ceremony rife with political undertones.

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Animals take centre stage in divorce

A COUPLE'S animals could become the next battleground in expensive divorce cases after a British court ordered a banker to pay £50,000 (€63,000) a year in maintenance for his ex-wife's horses.

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Zuma hints his deputy may act as interim leader

ANC leader Jacob Zuma has suggested that his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, will become the country's interim president, as he tried to ally fears of a leadership vacuum in Africa's economic powerhouse.

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Pakistan's top leaders avoid bomb carnage

PAKISTAN'S top leaders were to dine at the Marriott devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said yesterday.

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Support for theory that Stonehenge was 'a Lourdes'

ARCHAEOLOGISTS yesterday moved a step closer to solving the mystery of Stonehenge when they disclosed findings to support their theory that it was a prehistoric Lourdes.

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Livni asked to form new Israeli government

ISRAELI president Shimon Peres yesterday asked foreign minister Tzipi Livni to form a government, opening the way for the new Kadima party leader to become the second woman prime minister in the country's history.

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The truth, the whole truth and anything but...

Karen McCarthy reports from New York on the trail of deceit as US presidential candidates take liberties with the truth.

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Killer police convinced their innocent target was terrorist

THE officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes were convinced he was a suicide bomber who could only be stopped by an "instant killing", an inquest heard yesterday.

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Top officer jailed for expenses scam

ONE of Scotland Yard's most experienced anti-terrorist officers was jailed for 10 months yesterday after admitting an expenses scam involving tens of thousands of pounds.

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EU on defence after Chinese tainted milk scandal

EUROPE'S customs and health officials have been warned to check all food imports from China following a scandal over tainted baby formula that killed four babies and sickened nearly 53,000.

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Massive diamond found by miners in Lesotho

MINERS in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have found one of the world's largest diamonds, a near-flawless white gem weighing nearly 500 carats, mining group Gem Diamonds said.

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