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Feminists oppose opening of life-sized ‘Barbie Dreamhouse’ attraction

The opening this month of the first life-sized Barbie Dreamhouse in Europe may be the fantasy of many a little girl, but Berlin feminists are mobilising against what they call a sexist icon. With her ironed-straight blond tresses, doe-like baby blue eyes, blinding smile and super-human measurements, the mistress of…

Judge questions efforts of NYPD’s stop-and-frisk ‘all-star’ Kha Dang who was ‘wrong 95 percent of the time’

Kha Dang, who made just six arrests out of 127 stops in summer 2009, insists officers were not stopping people without cause In late summer 2009, few New York City police officers could match Kha Dang in street stops. Working with an aggressive plainclothes unit in Brooklyn’s 88th precinct, the…

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt battles genocide charges

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt denied charges he ordered a massacre of indigenous people during his 1982-1983 regime, as he testified for the first time at his genocide trial. “I declare myself innocent,” the 86-year-old told the court after asking to take the stand in the final arguments of…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: ‘Political, not military’ solutions needed in Middle East

The problems that plague the Middle East, including Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Syria’s civil war, require “political, not military” solutions, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Saying the “old order” was vanishing in the region, Hagel stressed in a speech that the United States would work to promote democratic reform…

Five ultra-Orthodox Jewish men arrested for disrupting activist women praying at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Jerusalem police on Friday arrested five ultra-Orthodox Jewish men trying to disrupt landmark prayers by female Jewish activists at the Western Wall plaza in the Holy City. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that 1,000 ultra-Orthodox men were being kept away from dozens of “Women of the Wall” activists conducting…

Former Church of England archbishop denies child abuse cover-up

A former Church of England archbishop has denied claims that he covered up allegations of child abuse against a senior clergyman, which were revealed in Friday’s Times. David Hope, who served as Archbishop of York between 1995 and 2005, said he “strongly resisted” accusations that he withheld from police claims…

Australian sky-gazers witness ‘ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse

Sky-gazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia on Friday, with the Moon crossing in front of the Sun to leave a “ring of fire” around its silhouette. The eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun but is too…

Fannie Mae to pay $59.4 billion back to U.S. taxpayers in move seen to forestall debt limit battle

Repayment will boost Treasury coffers ahead of 18 May expiration of political deal over national debt limit The government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae is to pay $59.4bn back to US taxpayers, in a move that is likely to forestall a looming battle over the federal debt limit. The mortgage finance…

Meteorite crater reveals future of a globally warmed world

Lake sediments recorded the climate of the Arctic during the last period when CO2 levels were as high as today The future of a globally warmed world has been revealed in a remote meteorite crater in Siberia, where lake sediments recorded the strikingly balmy climate of the Arctic during the…

Traces of water in moon came from Earth: study

Lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts contain droplets of water chemically identical to that on ancient Earth Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts. The findings make for a clearer picture of…

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