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Cassandra Vinograd

Thatcher laid to rest as opponents turn backs on funeral

Britain's Iron Lady is being laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarising political figure.

BlackBerry internet services hit for a second day

BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa were hit with internet service disruptions again after a glitch on Monday.

Empty-eyed children escape slavery in Ghana

Kwabena Mensah said his mother thought sending him into virtual slavery to work as a fisherman's helper on Ghana's Lake Volta was the only way to earn money to send him to school. The 15-year-old spent seven years at the dangerous job, earning little beyond regular beatings.

Zimbabweans desperate to remain in Britain

Free from the British detention centre where he had been on the brink of despair, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker has £10 () to his name -- not enough for the train fare needed to report to immigration officers, which could mean another trip back to detention.

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