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Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 20.05.2013

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Children 'dumped in streets by Greek parents who can't afford to look after them any more'

Children are being abandoned on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more.

Egypt cancels Jewish festival in Nile Delta

Egypt on Wednesday called off an annual Jewish festival in the Nile Delta, which draws Israeli pilgrims every year to the tomb of holy man Abu Hassira.

Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

Jason Ukman The Washington Post 11.01.2012
Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight

The Doomsday Clock, a figurative timepiece used as a barometer of humankind’s fate, was moved one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday, the first time it has been nudged forward since 2007. It is now 11:55, five minutes before the appointed hour.

Japan's Fukushima plant opened to journalists

David Batty Guardian 14.11.2011
Japan's Fukushima plant opened to journalists

Conditions inside the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan remain grim and shambolic eight months after the site was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, according to the first journalists allowed inside since the disaster.

Neo-Nazi murders, film confession shock Germany

Germany's Interior Minister warned on Sunday of a "new form of far-right terrorism" as details emerged of a grotesque film left by members of a neo-Nazi cell in eastern Germany, in which they claimed the murder of nine immigrants between 2000 and ...

5 trapped in U.S.-Mexico border tunnel filled with sewage

Five people were trapped in a tunnel near the U.S.-Mexico border and had to be rescued early Wednesday.

Yemeni women burn their veils to protest crackdown

Hundreds of Yemeni women on Wednesday set fire to traditional female veils to protest the government's brutal crackdown against the country's popular uprising, as overnight clashes in the capital and another city killed 25 people, officials said.

Stop the Conspiracy Theories, Al Qaeda Tells Iranian Leader

J. DAVID GOODMAN The New York Times 28.09.2011

Al Qaeda has a message for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran: enough with the conspiracy theories about Sept. 11.

Fukushima Desolation Worst Since Nagasaki

Yuriy Humber, Yuji Okada and Stuart Biggs 27.09.2011
Fukushima Desolation Worst Since Nagasaki

What’s emerging in Japan six months since the nuclear meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant is a radioactive zone bigger than that left by the 1945 atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While nature reclaims the 20 kilometer (12 mile...

The last Ole! Bullfighting comes to an end in Catalonia

Almost seven hundred years of Catalan bullfighting history ended on Sunday night with the final death blow dealt by its hometown hero.

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn regrets 'moral failure' of liaison with New York hotel maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he regretted "a moral failure" that cost him the chance to run for the French presidency in a contrite but combative first interview over two attempted rape accusations.

Melbourne named world's most liveable city

Melbourne has edged out long-time front-runner Vancouver to be rated the world's most liveable city, a worldwide survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit said Tuesday.

Tripoli hospital horror as patients die untreated

When the 10-year-old boy was shot in the back outside Moamer Kadhafi's compound in the Libyan capital, he could never have imagined the even worse horror that awaited him when he got to hospital. For days he lay unattended, as the hospital had bee...

Bride sees groom eaten by a shark on Seychelles honeymoon

RYAN SABEY and RICHARD WHITE The Sun 17.08.2011
Bride sees groom eaten by a shark on Seychelles honeymoon

A BRITISH bridegroom was killed by a shark off an idyllic honeymoon island yesterday - as the horrified bride he wed 11 days ago looked on.

Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands

Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the billionaire in Details magazine.

Man falls into Maui blow hole, disappears

Man falls into Maui blow hole, disappears

Witnesses who watched a Northern California man get sucked into a Maui blow hole to his apparent death say that the tourist was dancing around and frolicking in the sprays of water moments before a wave knocked him down.

Cuba's gay pride parade: big debut, few marchers

There were just a handful, but the dozen Cubans who took part in the country's first Gay Pride rally Tuesday celebrated one more step on the country's road to gay rights recognition.

Greek strikers hurl yoghurt and stones at Athens police

Greek police have fired teargas at protesters outside parliament as MPs prepared to debate new austerity measures required for the EU and IMF bail-out package.

Japan city to give radiation counters to children

Japan's Fukushima city said Tuesday it would hand radiation measuring devices to 34,000 children to gauge their exposure from the crippled nuclear power plant about 60 kilometres (40 miles) away.

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