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BP boss retreats, stand-in faces spill protest

LONDON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Beleaguered BP Plc boss Tony Hayward retreated from daily management of the oil spill crisis on Tuesday and dodged a conference appearance where his stand-in was heckled by angry environmentalists.

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Istanbul blast rocks bus carrying soldiers, 3 dead

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a bus carrying military personnel in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul on Tuesday, killing three people a day after the Turkish military stepped up operations against Kurdish separatists.

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BP boss retreats, stand-in faces spill protest

LONDON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Beleaguered BP Plc boss Tony Hayward retreated from daily management of the oil spill crisis on Tuesday and dodged a conference appearance where his stand-in was heckled by angry environmentalists.

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Transocean in squabble over oil spill subpoena

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. board examining the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has subpoenaed Transocean Ltd for equipment recovered from the sunken vessel and other records, setting up a potential clash with investigators conducting a separate criminal probe.

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Oil firms challenge U.S. deepwater drilling ban

NEW ORLEANS/LAFITTE, La. (Reuters) - Oil services companies went to court on Monday seeking to overturn President Barack Obama's six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

World

BP boss retreats, stand-in faces spill protest

LONDON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Beleaguered BP Plc boss Tony Hayward retreated from daily management of the oil spill crisis on Tuesday and dodged a conference appearance where his stand-in was heckled by angry environmentalists.

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Colombia rescuers dig for dead after mine blast

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian rescuers on Monday vowed to pull out the remaining bodies from a coal mine so that distraught relatives can give them a proper burial after an explosion killed some 70 miners.

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Wasteful exercise?

Critics say bird-washing merely buys doomed creatures a little time.

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BP estimates of Gulf oil spill range up to 100,000 bpd

BURAS, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc estimates that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an internal company document released by a senior U.S. congressional Democrat.

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BP estimates spill up to 100,000 bpd in document

LONDON/BURAS, La. (Reuters) - An internal BP document released by a U.S. lawmaker estimated that a worst-case scenario rate for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be about 100,000 barrels per day, far higher than the current U.S. figure.