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Florida man beaten, left naked in cow pasture on first date

A Florida man says that a first dated ended with him being beaten, forced to strip at gun point, robbed and then left in a cow pasture. A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office case report obtained by NBC News indicated that 34-year-old Shaun Paul Williams was found naked and bloodied on…

Man charged with murdering prostitutes tells jury: ‘I am not the monster’

By Ronnie Cohen SAN RAFAEL, California (Reuters) – An elderly California photographer charged with the slayings of four prostitutes dating back to the 1970s opened his own defense at his serial-murder trial on Monday, declaring to jurors, “I’m not the monster that killed these women.” Joseph Naso, 79, who has…

Hungarian prosecutors charge 98-year old Nazi with war crimes

By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 98-year-old man who tops the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center’s wanted list with war crimes, saying he had helped to deport Jews to Auschwitz in World War Two. Laszlo Csatary was found guilty in absentia in 1948 of whipping…

Ahmadinejad meets successor after election

Iran’s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met his successor Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday for the first time since the moderate conservative was elected, in talks centred on political and economic issues. Rowhani, a 64-year-old cleric who is scheduled to take office on August 3, won an outright victory in Friday’s presidential…

The Orange Couch Does Mad Men: S6E12, “The Quality of Mercy”

Marc and I are both huge fans of “Rosemary’s Baby”, which is, in my opinion, a true classic of feminist horror, even though it was directed by ye ol’ child rapist Roman Polanski. So we’re having a lot of fun with the dramatic influence that movie (and the book) has…

Catholic school teacher offered new job after being fired because of abusive husband

A California Catholic school teacher fired for allegedly posing a safety risk because she was a victim of domestic violence has received a new job offer in a different city, KNSD-TV reported on Monday. Carie Charlesworth told the station that an anonymous school official at a private institution in the…

Turks invent new form of ‘standing’ protest to get around ban on gatherings

A man stood still in Istanbul’s Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours. His peaceful action, on the square that police cleared of protesters on Saturday and where the Turkish authorities have banned gatherings, was a new form of protest. He arrived Monday evening as…

China launches national carbon trading program

China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, was set Tuesday to launch its first carbon trading scheme aimed at reducing emissions, state-media said. A platform allowing businesses in the southern city of Shenzhen to trade permits to emit carbon was established on Sunday, with trading due to start on Tuesday, China’s…

Australian researchers map 280 hidden craters on the Moon

Australian scientists Tuesday said they had identified a possible 280 additional craters on the Moon, a finding they said could shed light on the history of the Earth’s natural satellite. By combining gravity and topography data collected by satellites, the scientists from Curtin University in Western Australia were able to…

Femen activists in Tunisia set for appeals hearing on Friday

Three European activists with the women’s topless protest group Femen, jailed for four months for baring their breasts in Tunis, will appeal their sentence on Friday, their lawyer said. “The appeal hearing will take place on June 21,” Souheib Bahri told AFP on Tuesday. The three young women, two French…

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