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World Bank chief: ‘No country’ immune to unrest from inequality

No country in the world is immune from unrest arising from poverty and inequality, like that in Brazil, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told AFP in an exclusive interview. “It shows that the power of civil society and the power of citizens to rise up is unlike anything we’ve…

HIV and syphilis rising among gay Bangkok men

Cases of HIV and syphilis among gay men in Bangkok are on the rise, according to data released by US and Thai health authorities on Friday. Syphilis cases among gay men more than doubled from five percent in 2005 to 12.5 percent in 2011, said the report in the Centers…

Jordanians ‘suspicious’ about U.S. troop movements

Jordanians are suspicious about US weapons and troops being deployed to the kingdom, even if Washington seeks to help its ally protect itself from a possible spillover of Syrian violence, experts say. Worried about the security of Jordan, which is already struggling to cope with around 550,000 refugees from its…

Two bronze animal heads stolen 153 years ago are returned to China

By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING (Reuters) – The family of a French billionaire and art collector eased a sore point in history on Friday by returning two bronze animal heads, among Chinese treasures pillaged from a Beijing palace by French and British troops more than a century and a half…

Revealed: Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat was stored in Colorado until 2011

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Monsanto Co’s unapproved, experimental genetically engineered wheat, which is feared to have potentially contaminated U.S. wheat supplies after it was found growing in an Oregon field this spring, was kept in a U.S. government storage facility until at least late 2011, according to documents obtained…

Gulf Arab youth get around segregation with smartphone flirting

Jaber and his girlfriend flirt the day away, never wasting a minute to sweet-talk and dream of a future together, but like most Gulf Arab youths they can only do it virtually. In the United Arab Emirates and all across the conservative Gulf countries, dating is unacceptable among nationals while…

Lioness on the loose in South Africa

A runaway lioness is roaming South Africa’s countryside where it has been spotted on a sugarcane farm and by passengers on a bus, a parks authority said Friday. “It’s been seen twice,” said Musa Mntambo, spokesman for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, which oversees public reserves in the eastern Kwa-Zulu Natal province.…

Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after raging at ‘Daily Mail’ journalist

The 30 Rock actor threatens a Daily Mail writer who accused his pregnant wife of posting self-promotional tweets while attending James Gandolfini’s funeral Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account for the third time after threatening to “fuck up” a Daily Mail reporter who accused his wife of posting a series of…

Russia accuses U.S. of putting them in ‘tough spot’ over Snowden

Russia on Friday accused Washington of putting it in a “tough spot” by claiming it had failed to disclose revoking the passport of fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden prior to his arrival in Moscow from Hong Kong. The diplomatic rhetoric around the explosive case of the 30-year-old former National…

Lance Armstrong: It’s ‘impossible’ to win the Tour de France without doping

Shamed US cyclist Lance Armstrong believes it is impossible to win cycling’s greatest race without using banned substances, he said in an interview with Le Monde on Friday, on the eve of the 100th edition of the Tour de France. “It’s impossible to win the Tour de France without doping…

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