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Britain also had disrupted a plot by extremists who traveled abroad for “terrorist training,” he said, without specifying the country involved.


U.S. announces $10 million Thai flood relief package

BANGKOK — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a $10 million aid package for flood-ravaged Thailand on Wednesday during a visit to express solidarity.

Mrs. Clinton met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as flooding continued to plague areas around Bangkok, the capital.

Thai authorities announced, however, that water in the capital is receding and all main streets will be dry in two weeks, providing good news after months of floods that have killed 564 people nationwide.


Euthanasia group proposes ‘mobile’ teams

AMSTERDAM — The main Dutch euthanasia advocacy group says it supports creating “mobile” euthanasia teams of doctors for terminally ill patients who want to die in their own homes, rather than in a hospital.

The Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2001 for cases in which patients are suffering unbearable pain from illness with no hope of recovery.

Spokeswoman Walburg de Jong of The Right to Die said Wednesday the idea is a logical extension of its plan - not approved by the government - to create a clinic for patients who meet the criteria for euthanasia but whose doctors are unwilling to carry it out.


Prince resigns from succession commission

RIYADH — A Saudi prince known as a rebellious member of the royal family resigned Wednesday from a commission in charge of selecting the oil-rich kingdom’s future kings.

Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the king’s half-brother, said on his official website that he had submitted his resignation to King Abdullah. He didn’t give reasons.

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