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Matthew Bigg

Matthew Bigg

    Georgia executes convict in high-profile US case
    Georgia executes convict in high-profile US case
    The US state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his...
    Tests start on 'super skimmer' for Gulf oil spill
    Tests start on 'super skimmer' for Gulf oil spill
    A supertanker adapted to scoop up oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico began tests on Saturday amid a report that some major investors...
    Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens
    Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens
    US President Barack Obama was dispatching two Cabinet secretaries to the fouled Gulf Coast on Monday to keep pressure on energy giant BP to plug an...
    Local fishermen unhappy at BP Gulf spill jobs offers
    Local fishermen unhappy at BP Gulf spill jobs offers
    For thousands of fishermen whose livelihoods are threatened by an expanding oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the offer of jobs by energy giant BP to...
    Obama as role model for black youth? Not so fast
    Obama as role model for black youth? Not so fast
    The election of the first black president in United States history should send a powerful signal to young black Americans: If Barack Obama made it,...
    US Senator Casey endorses Obama
    US Senator Casey endorses Obama
    United States Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania on Friday endorsed Barack Obama's campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in a...
    Richardson backs Obama in blow to Clinton
    Richardson backs Obama in blow to Clinton
    Senator Barack Obama won a coveted endorsement from fellow Democrat Bill Richardson on Friday as the State Department apologized for snooping into...
    Downtown Atlanta struck by tornado
    Downtown Atlanta struck by tornado
    A tornado hit downtown Atlanta on Friday night, causing several injuries and damaging buildings, including the roof of the Georgia Dome where...
    US campus killings may restart gun debate
    US campus killings may restart gun debate
    The killings at Virginia Tech university on Monday will stir fresh debate in the United States over gun control and what drives people to go on...
    Man charged in 1964 civil rights Mississippi murders
    Man charged in 1964 civil rights Mississippi murders
    A man has been charged in connection with the murder of two black teenagers abducted and killed in Mississippi in 1964 at the height of the United...
    Castro's health looms at summit of US foes
    Castro's health looms at summit of US foes
    Cuban President Fidel Castro's state of health loomed over a summit of non-aligned nations on Friday at which Iran and other prominent opponents of...