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Iraq boils over ahead of polls
Insurgents distributed a video today showing a US hostage pleading for his life, and militants assassinated a senior judge in Baghdad, pressing their campaign of violence ahead of yesterday's watershed election. ...  | Read.. 
 
Gates in $1-bn vaccine vow
A campaign to get life-saving vaccines to millions of children in poor countries received a $1 billion cash boost from Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and the government o ...  | Read.. 
 
Patient blow to Jeb Bush
The US Supreme Court dealt a setback yesterday to Florida governor Jeb Bush's efforts to keep a severely brain-damaged woman on life support despite the wishes of her husband ...  | Read.. 
 
Holocaust dissent in Britain
British Muslim leaders are unwilling to attend Thursday's commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, arguing that Holocaust Memorial Day should honour victi ...  | Read.. 
 
A picture taken from a militant video shows Roy Hallums pleading for his life. (Reuters)
US navy surveys strait for damage
The US navy is surveying the Malacca Strait and coastal waters off Indonesia for signs that last mo..  | Read.. 
Everest shrinking' China scans
China plans a scientific expedition on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau from March this year to re-measure..  | Read..