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The UN warns that sending troops to escort aid deliveries to Libya risks blurring the line between military operations and humanitarian work.
BP sues for billions in damages two companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago.
Detainees at an Australian centre for processing asylum seekers in Sydney riot and set fire to a number of buildings.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the violence in the country that followed his re-election "was not a spontaneous reaction".
Firefighters in the US state of Texas battle wildfires which have destroyed more than one million acres in the past two weeks.
Major League Baseball is to take over day-to-day running of the Los Angeles Dodgers because of "deep concerns" over the club's finances.
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