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Saddam refuses to attend trial
Saddam Hussein refused to attend his trial today, bringing the often chaotic proceedings to a halt before the judge decided to press on with the televised hearings on crimes against humanity without him. ...  | Read.. 
 
Ministry shake-up in Nepal
Nepal’s King Gyanendra today conducted a major reshuffle of his ministers and expanded the cabinet in the second such change since he assumed absolute power earlier this ...  | Read.. 
 
Tehran crash kin blame officials
Angry relatives of more than 100 people killed in Iran’s worst air disaster for three years complained today that officials knew in advance that the crashed plane was no ...  | Read.. 
 
Osama vow: Bullets better than capture
Osama bin Laden has vowed never to be taken alive and once gave his bodyguard a pistol with two bullets to shoot him if it appeared that he might be caught, according to a ne ...  | Read.. 
 
Jail for suicide ‘consultant’
A Dutch court sentenced a man calling himself a “suicide consultant” to a year in jail today for helping a mentally ill woman end her life. ...  | Read.. 
 
In policy shift, US bans torture
The US, seeking to defuse European criticism over reports of abuse of prisoners, said today it had changed its policy on interrogating detainees. ...  | Read.. 
 
Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of The Family Stone in Los Angeles. (Reuters)
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Suicide by China toxic spill official
A deputy mayor in charge of evacuating a Chinese city where a chemical plant exploded is believed t..  | Read.. 
Madonna shrugs off criticism of song
Madonna today shrugged off criticism of a song on her smash hit new album, Confessions on a Danc..  | Read..