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Two arrests in slaying of Malcolm X grandson in Mexico

Mexican police have arrested two waiters who allegedly beat the grandson of late US civil rights activist Malcolm X to death in a bar after he disputed a $1,200 tab, prosecutors said Monday. Mexico City’s top prosecutor, Rodolfo Fernando Rios Garza, said authorities were looking for two more suspects in…

Judge allows James Holmes to plead insanity in Colorado shooting trial

A US judge ruled Monday that accused movie theater shooter James Holmes could plead not guilty by insanity, but said he would not yet formally accept the change of plea. Judge Carlos Samour set a new hearing for May 31 for Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado…

Americans still consuming far too much salt: study

The amount of salt in foods that are processed or sold at fast food restaurants is still high despite calls by medical experts for people to cut sodium for better health, a US study said Monday. Americans on average eat more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt, and…

Guantánamo hunger strikers subjected to harsh new method of force feeding

Lawyers for inmates say humiliating body searches instituted for prisoners who wish to talk to their representatives Hunger-strikers being force fed at Guantánamo Bay are shackled to a chair, fitted with a mask and have tubes inserted through their nose and into their stomachs for up to two hours at…

Montreal police find painkiller ’40 times stronger than heroin’ on black market

Montreal police said Monday they found a Can$3 million (US$3 million) drug stash that included their first ever black market discovery of a synthetic drug that is “40 times stronger than heroin.” Authorities seized more than 300,000 tablets of the illegally-produced synthetic prescription drug desmethyl fentanyl, as well as marijuana,…

Video captures drunk man charging at wild elephant

Video footage of an inebriated tourist lunging out of his car and charging a wild elephant at South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park caused an uproar on Monday. The footage, posted on wildlife site Latest Sightings (www.latestsightings.com), showed the unidentified man charging towards the startled animal. With friends cheering and…

O.J. Simpson appears in Las Vegas court to appeal robbery charge

O.J. Simpson appeared in a Las Vegas court Monday, hoping to be retried for a September 2007 casino hotel robbery on grounds that his longtime lawyer had botched his defense. Dressed in a blue prison outfit, the 65-year-old former American football star and actor — famously acquitted for the 1994…

Dutch researchers estimate age and gender of Twitter users based on content shared

Researchers at a Dutch university have developed an online programme that is able give the age and gender of users purely based on the content they post on the social network Twitter. Based on data from almost 3,000 Twitter users who “tweet” messages in 140 characters or less, researchers at…

Catholics see rise in numbers in Asia and Africa

The number of Catholic priests and believers in the world is on the rise, a Vatican report showed on Monday, with gains in Africa and Asia offsetting a slump in Europe and the Americas. The world’s Catholics rose from 1.196 billion to 1.214 billion between 2010 and 2011, an increase…

Hundreds of Bangladesh textile plants shut indefinitely

Hundreds of factories which form the hub of Bangladesh’s garment industry are to close indefinitely after worker unrest sparked by the death of more than 1,100 colleagues, employees announced Monday. As the search for bodies from last month’s collapse of a factory complex wrapped up, the textile industry’s main trade…

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