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Parents patrol immigrant suburbs to deter Stockholm youth from rioting

Parents and volunteers have been patrolling the streets of Stockholm’s immigrant-heavy suburbs to help quell riots that have raged for almost a week, serving as a successful deterrent to troublemakers and winning praise from police. “They have helped a lot in reducing the unrest,” Stockholm police spokeswoman Karin Solberg told…

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march despite fears of violence

Around a hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine on Saturday despite fears of violence, marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country, where homophobia is widespread and socially accepted. “This can be considered a historic day,” Elena Semyonova, a representative of the organisers, said after the event.…

Peering at bright computer screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Light from TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones may disrupt sleep and raise risk of obesity, heart disease and depression Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has warned. Peering at brightly lit screens at night disrupts…

British zoo worker killed after being mauled by tiger

A British zoo worker mauled in a tiger attack has died of her injuries, police said Saturday. Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked Friday in the big cats enclosure at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, northwest England. The woman, who is from the local area, was flown by air…

Russian lawmaker hit with anti-Semitic remarks after comparing Stalin’s agents to Nazis

An explosive comparison made by a liberal Russian politician between Stalin’s agents and Hitler’s secret police has provoked a storm of abusive criticism in Russia that has been tinged by anti-Semitism. The controversy erupted when anti-Kremlin liberal politician Leonid Gozman, who is himself Jewish, criticised a television series aired on…

Report: London machete attacker raised Christian, converted to Islam

When Michael Adebolajo was filmed clutching the bloodied knives he apparently used to butcher a soldier, Britons were chilled by the strong London accent in which he spoke of his Islamist motives. How could one of their own have become so radicalised? A picture is slowly emerging of the 28-year-old,…

Yahoo joins bidding war for web broadcaster Hulu

Reports link tech giant to online video service which is also coveted by Time Warner, William Morris and more The online video service Hulu is at the centre of a frenzied bidding war, according to US media reports, with the tech giant Yahoo rumoured to have made an offer for…

Chile slaps $16 million fine on Canadian mine company

Chile’s environmental authorities slapped a $16.4 million fine Friday on Canadian mining company Barrick Gold for “serious” violations at its unfinished gold mine near the border with Argentina. Officials here said the fine was levied after a four-month investigation into practices by Nevada Mining Company SpA, a subsidiary of Barrick…

Stockholm’s unrest stoked by unemployment

Behind the well-kept lawns and flowerbeds of Husby, the immigrant-heavy Stockholm suburb where riots have raged for five straight nights, unemployment is fuelling despair among the young residents. Nearly a week of unrest across the Swedish capital has raised questions about the assimilation of immigrants, who dominate low-income neighbourhoods in…

Russia evacuates ‘drifting’ Arctic research station

Russia evacuates 'drifting' Arctic research station as ice floe melts (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A Russian deep-diving miniature submarine is lowered from the research vessel Akademik Fyodorov moments before performing a dive in the Arctic Ocean beneath the ice at the North Pole in August…

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