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Renal failure kills Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died, his spokesman has said.

He died of renal failure in a Los Angeles hospital with his family by his side, his spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the Assoc

Donors pledge $16b. to Afghanistan development

TOKYO — Major donors pledged yesterday to give Afghanistan $16 billion in development aid through 2015 as they try to prevent it from sliding back into chaos when foreign troops leave, but demanded reforms to fight widespread corruption.

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Call for coalition gov’t in Libya

TRIPOLI — Libya’s wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril called for the some 150 political parties in the North African nation to back the creation of a grand coalition government as election results were expected today.

Joyful Libyans turned

Donors pledge $16b. to Afghanistan development

TOKYO — Major donors pledged yesterday to give Afghanistan $16 billion in development aid through 2015 as they try to prevent it from sliding back into chaos when foreign troops leave, but demanded reforms to fight widespread corruption.

Donor fati

Putin orders flood probe

moscow — President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into accusations that officials could have done more to prevent floods killing at least 170 people in southern Russia, hoping to limit the criticism that has followed earlier disasters.

Egyptian MPs meet

defy military ruling

CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament reconvened today in an open challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month, stirring up tensions with the military just 10 days into Mohamed Mursi’s presidency.

Mursi,

Former bank boss gives up $30m. bonus

LONDON — Ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond will receive his salary and benefits worth in excess of 2 million, but has given up bonuses worth up to 20 million after resigning amid the bank Libor scandal.

Barclays executive chairman Marcus Agius, being qu

Step-by-step end to conflict

BAGHDAD — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested ending Syria’s conflict on a step-by-step basis, starting with districts that have seen the worst violence, international mediator Kofi Annan told a press conference in Tehran today.

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Call for coalition gov't in Libya

TRIPOLI — Libya’s wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril called for the some 150 political parties in the North African nation to back the creation of a grand coalition government as election results were expected today.

Joyful Libyans turned