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World 11 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Is HIV a time bomb under the mining industry?

LONDON (Reuters) - From Africa to Russia, from Peru to China, mining companies face a problem: the workers who haul up the earth's riches are coming down with AIDS, and it is hampering operations at a time of booming demand for minerals.

World 29 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Quake hits central Chile, no serious damage

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit central Chile on Thursday, rocking buildings and rattling windows in the capital Santiago.

World 29 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Quake hits central Chile, no serious damage

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit central Chile on Thursday, rocking buildings in the capital Santiago but causing no serious damage to major cities or the country's copper industry.

Letters 27 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

At long last, Mr J.G. Brown moves next door

After 10 years and a month, Britain today gets a new prime minister. For many Britons including members of the governing Labour Party, this has not come a day too soon.

Opinion 27 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

At long last, Mr J.G. Brown moves next door

After 10 years and a month, Britain today gets a new prime minister. For many Britons including members of the governing Labour Party, this has not come a day too soon.

World 17 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Guantanamo will close when Bush goes -lawyer

ALTHORP, England (Reuters) - A leading human rights lawyer said he expected Guantanamo Bay prison to close when President George W. Bush leaves office but there were still 14,000 prisoners held by the United States in secret jails around the world.

World 08 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Senate moves to restore detainee rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guantanamo prisoners and other foreigners got a step closer to regaining the right to challenge their detention in the U.S. courts in a bill approved in a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday.

World 08 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Bush, Queen Elizabeth toast U.S.-British alliance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth toasted the enduring Anglo-American friendship at a state dinner at the White House on Monday night honoring the British monarch near the end of six-day U.S. visit.

Business 20 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

European stocks end lower

LONDON (AP) - European shares lost ground Thursday, weighed down by mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton on concerns China will hike interest rates, overshadowing positive margin news from mobile phone giant Nokia and hopes for pharmaceutical-sector earnings.

Letters 17 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

The two sides of democracy

What began as a casual chat with a taxi driver turned into a profound discussion on the rectitude of suicide bombing.