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Interpol ratifies arrest warrants in 1994 bombing over Iran’s objections

Interpol said Friday it was not lifting arrest warrants for Iranians suspected of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, despite Tehran’s steps to co-operate. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman read from a letter announcing the international police organization’s decision at a press conference.…

Chinese data reveals 330 million abortions in the country since 1971

Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world’s most populous nation, official data showed. China has announced structural changes to its family planning system which oversees the controversial one-child policy during the ongoing…

Women remain ‘slaves’ despite UN accord: Egyptian politician

Women are “the slaves of this age,” according to an Egyptian politician who took a stand against the country’s Muslim Brotherhood to back a UN declaration on violence against women. Mervat Tallawy, who headed the Egyptian delegation at a United Nations conference that ended late Friday, said that despite the…

Ten years later, U.S. officer’s Iraq diary tells grim tale

US Lieutenant Timothy McLaughlin’s Iraq diary is not an introspective journal, but 10 years after the invasion its terse, staccato account of a young man’s war holds a powerful charge. The telegraphic style of the entries, jotted in a small notebook embossed with the Marine Corps seal, leaves the reader…

Iranian military commander tells Obama ‘all options on table’

A top Iranian military commander on Saturday told US President Barack Obama that Tehran also had all of its “options on the table,” echoing a warning to the Islamic republic by the American leader. “Mr Obama, do not make a mistake: we too have all our options on the table.…

Morrissey cancels U.S. tour due to health problems

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has cancelled the rest of his US tour due to a string of medical problems, his publicist said on Saturday. The 53-year-old British singer was forced to call off 22 concerts across the United States after suffering double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s oesophagus in…

CPAC 2013: Angry and beaten right wingers offer wacky ideas in search for electoral victory

Delegates at fringe Republican convention seek a way back into America’s heart at a key annual meeting of conservatives Gene Wisdom, a 55-year-old conservative from Nashville, Tennessee, was no fan of Barack Obama. Clutching a book called The Communist, he was waiting eagerly to meet the book’s author, Paul Kengor,…

Greek Jews commemorate Auschwitz deportation anniversary

Greece’s second largest city Thessaloniki on Saturday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first deportation of its Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Around one thousand people walked in a silent march to the old railway station where the first train left Greece’s northern city for the notorious death camp…

Brainwashed and cut off from her family, Scientology leader’s niece reveals Church secrets in new book

The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a new book by its leader’s niece, which recounts a stolen childhood and how she was brainwashed and cut off from her family before eventually escaping. In “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape,” Jenna Miscavige-Hill — whose…

More than 240 detained in annual Montreal protest

Authorities in the Canadian city of Montreal said they briefly detained more than 240 people and arrested a dozen for more serious offences during a protest against police brutality late Friday. Two officers were hurt in the annual event that usually results in violence. As a helicopter hovered overhead, hundreds…

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