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New beer lawsuit could spell trouble for Keystone XL pipeline

Bell’s Brewery, which bills itself as the oldest and largest brewery in Michigan, has just filed a lawsuit against the company Enbridge and if that name doesn’t ring a bell, think back to July 26, 2010 when an Enbridge pipeline broke and spilled…  …

Israel to approve prisoner deal in push to revive Palestinian talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged divided rightists in his cabinet to approve the release of 104 Arab prisoners in order to restart peace talk with the Palestinians. Netanyahu postponed the weekly meeting of ministers by an hour to make sure he had majority support for the measure which…

Colombian judge orders notary to perform same-sex marriage

A Colombian judge ordered a notary to marry a same-sex couple, days after another couple obtained the first civil union in the Latin American country, according to a ruling seen by AFP Saturday. The civil judge in the southwestern city of Cali, Campo Elias Cordoba, made the decision on an…

American lawyer attacked by polar bear in Canada

An American lawyer camping in Canada was seriously injured after being gored by a polar bear, hospital authorities said Saturday. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Lewiston, Maine, was attacked in Torngat Mountains National Park on Wednesday, and remains in critical condition at Montreal’s General Hospital. “His wife, who is by…

Obama cheers ‘victory’ in Korean War on 60th anniversary

The US president, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, said Saturday the armistice that left a sharp division between the communist north and capitalist south was not a “tie” but a “victory.” Barack Obama’s remarks are a counterpoint to a ceremony in Pyongyang, where North…

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao considering run for the presidency

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harbouring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally hangs up his gloves, he revealed to AFP in an exclusive interview. Giving his strongest hint yet that he will push to the top of the political tree when he finally…

Controversy escalates over hunger-striking inmate death in California

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Supporters of California prison inmates staging a prolonged hunger strike said on Saturday that one of the prisoners who had been refusing meals has died, but state corrections officials said the death was under investigation as a suicide. The inmate, identified by mediators…

Small Indian retailer locked in trademark fight with The Gap

An Indian recycling company which uses junk to create accessories is fighting a legal trademark suit launched by US clothing giant Gap Inc demanding that the firm change its name. Green the Gap, an Indian company which runs three stores in the country, mainly sells accessories and home decor items…

Weird fuzzy compound could be the next big fuel cell catalyst

Viewed up close, tungsten sulfide looks like a bunch of sea urchins moshing at a foam party, but this chemical compound could become the next workhorse of the hydrogen fuel cell field. A team of researchers from Rutgers University is on track to develop…  …

Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to…  …

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