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Afghanistan’s toxic cocktail of drugs, graft, mafia

It’s below freezing, but the Afghan lies rigid in the snow of Kabul. He doesn’t move. His arms and legs are bare. He has overdosed on heroin. He only lives to see another day because of a charity. “Every night I feel I’m going to die. I sleep in the…

North Korea threatens retaliation over South’s war games

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned South Korea on Sunday that it would shell islands close to their disputed sea border if the South violates its territorial waters during a military drill reported to begin in the Yellow Sea this week. The official KCNA news agency also quoted the North’s…

Obama’s new slogan: looking to replace Hope and Change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don’t Quit. They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama’s re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning “Change we can believe…

Clinton at G20 in Mexico pushing trade

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday entered a weekend of talks of the Group of 20 major economies in Mexico where her aides said she would push for freer but fairer trade. Clinton started her three days in the Pacific Ocean resort of Los Cabos by heading to…

Abducted Montana teacher strangled in cocaine frenzy: affidavit

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A man who said the crack cocaine he was smoking “brought the devil out in him” was looking for a woman to abduct and kill before he strangled a school teacher who happened to jog near him in Montana, a prosecutor said in a sworn statement.…

Napolitano to visit Guatemala for drug war talks

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Guatemala next week for talks on President Otto Perez’s bold proposal to legalize drug production and consumption, authorities said Saturday. “This is a high-level visit. We hope to take up important issues for us, such as drug trafficking, (and) legalization of drugs,”…

Constant aftershocks expose remains in New Zealand graves

Constant aftershocks in Christchurch have pushed human remains up from burial plots in one of the quake-ravaged New Zealand city’s graveyards, according to a report. In a grim reminder that the ground in Christchurch remains unstable 12 months on from a quake that killed 185 people last year, television images…

Motorists circle Moscow in anti-Putin protest

Moscow drivers flying white balloons and ribbons prepared to circle the Kremlin on Sunday in protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s likely return as president in March 4 polls. The second such auto rally in three weeks was due to be picked up in other cities as the opposition sought…

China detains Tibetan writer

Police in southwest China have detained a Tibetan writer amid scores of detentions in the region hit by anti-Chinese protests, according to a US-based broadcaster Radio Free Asia. A team of 20 policemen took Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, 33, from his home in Seda county, Sichuan province on Wednesday last week,…

Six people the media should have talked to last week about birth control

It has been widely remarked that last week’s discussions about the Affordable Health Care Act’s mandate that insurers provide women with free birth control was a little heavy on men and religious figures and awfully light on women and health care experts. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) held a hearing on…

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