North Korea arrests third US citizen

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via Al Jazeera North Korea has said it has arrested an American tourist for an alleged unspecified crime, bringing the number of US citizens it holds to three. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday that authorities were investigating the man for allegedly doing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. KCNA said the tourist went […]

Haiti police break up anti-government march

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via Al Jazeera Protesters complain of corruption in government and failure to improve jobs, schools and health care [AFP] Police in Haiti have fired volleys of tear gas to break up a march by demonstrators calling for President Michel Martelly to step down and new elections to be held. An estimated 5,000 protesters marched through […]

Ebola kills more than 200 in Guinea

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via Al Jazeera More than 200 people have died from the Ebola virus in Guinea in one of the worst-ever outbreaks of the disease, the World Health Organisation has said. The UN’s health agency said on Wednesday it had registered 328 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in the country, including 208 deaths, with 21 […]

China sentences nine to death in Xinjiang

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via Al Jazeera Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have sentenced nine people to death for “violent terrorism” crimes, state media reported, as part of a nation-wide crackdown on alleged separatist groups. The announcement comes as state news portal Xinjiang Net reported on Thursday that another 29 suspects had been rounded up on charges such as […]

Court orders arrest of ex-Pakistan CIA chief

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via Al jazeera More than 2,000 people have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since 2008 [Al Jazeera] Islamabad’s High Court has ordered police to press charges against the CIA’s former station chief for murder, conspiracy and waging war against Pakistan. Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the orders on Thursday following a 2010 court […]

Pakistan Taliban faction revokes peace pact

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via Al Jazeera Peshawar, Pakistan – A major Taliban faction in Pakistan’s tribal North Waziristan region has revoked a peace accord with the government, accusing it of violating an agreement after more than 100 rebel fighters were killed in a military offensive. Last week, Hafiz Gul Bahadar announced they would take up arms after June 10 to […]

Indian woman shot dead for resisting rape

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via Al Jazeera Rebels have shot dead a 35-year-old mother of four in northeast India after she resisted their attempt to gang-rape her, police said, in the latest string of sexual crimes to shock the country.   Authorities said that armed fighters of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army attacked a woman in the remote south Garo Hills […]

Strikes and protests in Brazil's Sao Paulo

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via Al Jazeera Protesters say money being spent on the World Cup should have been used to address social issues [AFP] Sao Paulo subway workers have announced an open-ended strike amid fresh protests against the World Cup, threatening preparations for the tournament as Brazil defended itself against criticism over chronic delays and soaring costs. Workers decided […]

Germany investigates Merkel's phone bugging

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via Al Jazeera Germany’s top public prosecutor has launched an investigation into the bugging of Angela Merkel’s mobile phone in the light of revelations that the US National Security Agency had spied on the chancellor, authorities have said. Attorney General Harald Range’s office said on Wednesday that Germany’s top federal prosecutor had enough data to […]

More than 100 missing Saudi MERS cases come to light

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via New Scientist   Talk about keeping things quiet. The disease-tracking world was rocked today by an announcement from Saudi Arabia’s health ministry. Apparently the country has had 691 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) since January 2013, not the 575 it had reported until yesterday. Worse, 41 per cent of the total cases […]

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