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US congressional panel roasts BP chief
BP's embattled chief executive Tony Hayward has received a tongue-lashing from angry US politicians who berated him about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Rudd hints at full term
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has given another indication that he will not be calling an early election.

Criminal charges possible over Doomadgee death: Commissioner
Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson says it is possible some of the officers who investigated the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island in 2004 might face criminal charges.

Court extends ban on Dutch girl's solo sail bid
Dutch judges have extended a ban on a 14-year-old schoolgirl's bid to break Jessica Watson's solo round-the-world sailing record.

France floods death toll rises to 25
French authorities say the death toll from the worst flooding in south-eastern France in more than 180 years has risen to 25.