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Guantanamo guards fire rubber bullets to quell detainee resistance

Guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison fired non-lethal shots to quell prisoner unrest Saturday as they relocated inmates into individual cells, US military officials said. Officials at the US-run prison met with resistance from some inmates as they moved before dawn to relocate inmates from communal housing into individual cells.…

Judge frees man after 38 years behind bars

A US man convicted of murdering a young girl — a crime he always denied committing — is enjoying his first weekend of freedom in 38 years after a New York judge freed him. David Bryant was 18 when he was found guilty of beating, raping and killing Karen Smith,…

Iron Age burial site points to long-lost glories of Gaul

In a muddy field located between a motorway and a meander of the Seine southeast of Paris, French archaeologists have uncovered an Iron Age graveyard that they believe will shed light on the great yet enigmatic civilisation of Gaul. The site, earmarked for a warehouse project on the outskirts of…

‘Rust in hell’: Irish nationalists slam ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s hardline approach to IRA hunger strikers and her staunch support of Unionism means few nationalists in Northern Ireland are mourning her death. Thatcher presided over the province for more than a decade of strife, death and destruction as the “Troubles” raged. The Irish Republican Army…

Former PM Berlusconi calls for ‘stable’ Italian government or new elections

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday called for either a strong new government or a fresh round of votes, while centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani rapped his political rivals for grandstanding during a deadlock that followed inconclusive elections. Bersani’s coalition got the most votes in the February 24-25 ballot but failed…

New Senate immigration deal would include visas for 336,000 farm workers

Immigration reform: Farm-worker compromise brings bill a step closer to Senate floor (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A worker trims a Vidalia onion plant before planting its roots into the soil on a farm in Lyons, Ga. Immigration legislation aims to overhaul the nation’s agriculture worker…

Ecuador announces plans to launch first two satellites into space

Ecuador will launch its first satellite into space from China in two weeks, President Rafael Correa announced Saturday. “It’s not a satellite bought in another country, it’s a satellite made in Ecuador,” Correa said proudly during his weekly address of the homegrown engineering team. The “Pegaso” (pegasus) nanosatellite will be…

U.S. and China announce cybersecurity collaboration amid hacking dispute

China and the US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. “All of us, every nation, has an interest in protecting its people, protecting its rights, protecting its infrastructure,” he…

Portuguese union rallies thousands in anti-austerity protest

Thousands of people on Saturday rallied in the streets of Lisbon to protest rising poverty resulting from the government’s belt-tightening measures. The anti-poverty march was organised by Portugal’s leading union, the CGTP, and capped about a week of protest activities that have been held throughout the eurozone country. “Unemployment in…

Homeless man arrested for allegedly setting 63-year-old on fire

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested on Friday night for allegedly setting another man on fire inside his car. Witnesses told KABC-TV that the victim, a 63-year-old man, was approached by the unidentified suspect while he was parked outside a convenience store in Long Beach, California. The victim refused to…

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