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Mayor Bloomberg lashes out at Occupy Wall Street protesters

New York's billionaire mayor has lashed out at Occupy Wall Street protesters, calling them despicable after reports of self-policing in the movement.

US marks 9/11 after ‘hard decade of war’

Americans on Sunday remembered the horror of September 11 2001, and the nearly 3 000 people who died in the hijacked plane attacks.

Jon Huntsman enters White House race

Republican Jon Huntsman, President Barack Obama's former ambassador to China, entered his party's 2012 presidential race on Tuesday.

Is the internet ruining our minds?

When author Nicholas Carr began researching his book on whether the internet is ruining our minds, he restricted his online access and email.

Bill Clinton doing well after heart procedure

Former US president Bill Clinton was recovering well on Thursday from a successful procedure to open a blocked artery in his heart.

Obama accuses McCain of smear campaign

Barack Obama counterattacked on Sunday by saying John McCain was more interested in a smear campaign than fixing the United States economy.

US waits on financial rescue package

The biggest bank failure in US history added pressure on the US Congress to agree this weekend to a -billion financial industry rescue.

Stars rock the globe for climate change

Some of the world's biggest pop stars from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Madonna and The Police played Live Earth concerts worldwide on Saturday to urge fans and governments to fight global warming. Spearheaded by environmentalist and former United States vice-president Al Gore, the concerts spanned over 22 hours, ending at Rio's Copacabana beach and a New Jersey football stadium.

Letter sent to NY Times with white powder, own editorial

The New York Times on Friday received a letter containing a suspicious white powder and a copy of a recent editorial in which the paper defended its coverage of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism programmes. The powder incident raised fears of a repeat of a series of anthrax attacks in the United States, which started one week after the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Top IMF economist blasts Nobel winner Stiglitz

In an unusually personal and public rebuke, the International Monetary Fund's top economist on Tuesday accused Nobel-winning economist Joe Stiglitz of slander, self-aggrandisement and intellectual vanity.

IMF’S Koehler says US, EU trade policies perverse

INTERNATIONAL Fund chief Horst Koehler on Thursday called American and European trade policies ''perverse,'' urging an end to cotton and sugar subsidies that obstruct this impoverished West African nation's efforts to beat poverty.

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