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UK & USA Today Editoweb 1 september 2009

Oxford Cuts Ties With Tories Over Racism Row - Police rescue five children in sex abuse raids - Tributes to killed Afghan soldiers.

UK & USA Today Editoweb 1 september 2009
Oxford Cuts Ties With Tories Over Racism Row

Oxford University has withdrawn its name from one of its oldest societies after a row over a racist joke.

Police rescue five children in sex abuse raids

Five children who were held captive and sexually abused live over the internet have been rescued in raids by police, according to a Scottish newspaper report.

Tributes to killed Afghan soldiers

Tributes have been paid to two soldiers killed while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.

Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan named

Two British soldiers killed while on foot patrol in Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Defence.

Govt Denies Pressure Over Lockerbie Bomber

The Government insists it put no pressure on the Scottish Executive to release the Lockerbie bomber despite documents revealing it refused to ban a potential transfer of the prisoner to Libya.

Firefighters gain on blaze near Los Angeles

Firefighters set backfires and removed brush with bulldozers across a huge swath of Southern California forest on Tuesday to try to contain a 190-square-mile wildfire that has destroyed 53 homes and threatened thousands more in foothill suburbs.

NM freshmen Democrats get an earful on health care

Across a table, Rep. Harry Teague faced a doctor who issued a warning: If you vote for health care reform, it will drive my practice out of business. Ahead of another meeting with the congressman, an Alamogordo woman said she believes Teague will do the right thing and vote to support it.

Swine flu: 10 things you need to know

Since it first emerged in April, the global swine flu epidemic has sickened more than 1 million Americans and killed about 500. It's also spread around the world, infecting tens of thousands and killing nearly 2,000.

Next phase in Afghanistan may require more troops

More troops and a new strategy for using them are emerging as critical components to the 8-year-old effort by U.S. and NATO forces to defeat the Taliban and secure Afghanistan.

Traffic-reporting plane lands on Mass. highway

A traffic-reporting plane with engine trouble made an emergency landing on a highway southwest of Boston late Tuesday morning, and the two men aboard were uninjured.

ID theft ring included wig wearing check casher

A sophisticated identity theft ring that counted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's wife among its victims didn't stop at stealing electronically. Authorities said Tuesday it also sent a woman wearing a variety of wigs into bank branches to drain their accounts in person.

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