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Venezuela says hitmen captured in plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela said it derailed a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hitmen it said wanted to assassinate the leftist leader on orders from a Colombian conservative ex-president. Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said at a briefing that Caracas arrested the alleged hitmen, two Colombians, on August 13. The pair,…

Shanghai ‘roasts’ the giant Rubber Duck

Shanghai has served up a “roasted” version of a Dutch artist’s giant yellow duck, complete with drumsticks and crispy brown skin. Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck installation gained rave reviews when a 16.5 metre-tall (54-feet) version arrived in Hong Kong this summer. Hundreds of thousands of people viewed it against the…

JP Morgan trader wanted by U.S. on massive fraud charges arrested in Spain

Police in Spain arrested a former trader of banking giant JP Morgan who is wanted by the United States to face criminal charges in a massive fraud case, officials said. Officers arrested Javier Martin Artajo Rueda, a Spaniard, on Tuesday morning and he went before a Madrid judge, a police…

Tony Blair supports intervention against Assad regime in Syria

West must stop ‘wringing our hands’ and protect Syrians from Bashar al-Assad and al-Qaida affiliates, ex-prime minister says Tony Blair has called on the west to stop “wringing our hands” as he endorsed intervention against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and warned governments against ostracising the military dictatorship in Egypt.…

Yale opens controversial college in Singapore, citing need for ‘critical thinking’ in the city-state and other Asian countries

Yale University formally opened a controversial liberal arts college in tightly governed Singapore on Tuesday, saying there was demand for “critical thinking” in the city-state and other Asian nations. The Yale-NUS College, a joint project with the National University of Singapore, had been criticised by faculty members of the leading…

Rooftop urban gardeners in Bangkok grow edible algae — a sustainable souce of protein and alternative to meat

On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun — the latest innovation in urban farming. Proponents of the edible algae known as spirulina say it could help provide a sustainable source of protein as an alternative to meat. Three times a week,…

U.S. tech sector feels pain from NSA PRISM revelations

Revelations about vast US data collection programs are starting to hit American tech companies, which are ramping up pressure for increased transparency to try to mitigate the damage. An industry group, the Cloud Security Alliance said last month that 10 percent of its non-US members have cancelled a contract with…

‘Deep Throat’ underground garage of Watergate fame could be destroyed for real estate project

The famous garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward learned about the Watergate scandal from the informant “Deep Throat” may be razed to make way for a real estate project. US developer Monday Properties plans to demolish two 1965 buildings, one of which includes the garage, in the Rosslyn neighborhood…

Judge approves $20 million settlement in Facebook class-action lawsuit

A US judge approved a deal in which Facebook will pay $20 million for using members “likes” as endorsements for ads. The pot of money is to be divvied up among attorneys, Internet privacy rights groups, and Facebook users who filed claims in the class-action lawsuit. US District Judge Richard…

Syrian Christians fear rise of jihadist rebels

In Wadi al-Nassara, a valley in western Syria dotted with Christian hamlets, residents have hung white silk ribbons to mourn war victims and pray the army will defeat its jihadist foes. Portraits of “martyrs” who died in the 29-month conflict between government forces and rebel fighters such as the radical…

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