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Iraq war killed 120,000 and cost $800 billion, study estimates

At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimate. Its involvement in Iraq has so far cost the United States $810 billion (625 billion euros) and could eventually reach $3…

India blocks exit of Italian ambassador

India’s home ministry has put the country’s airports on alert to prevent the Italian ambassador leaving the country amid a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial in New Delhi, a ministry source said Friday. The source quoted an order faxed to immigration authorities as saying:…

Egypt Islamists say UN women’s rights declaration is threat to society

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has warned that a UN document demanding global standards to prevent violence against women is un-Islamic and would lead to the “complete degradation of society.” Governments and NGOs from around the world are to wrap up two weeks of discussions in New York on ways to end…

U.S. military members suing over Japan nuke disaster

U.S. service members are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. for more than $2 billion on grounds the utility lied about the dangers of helping clean up the nuclear disaster that struck two years ago, a newspaper reported Thursday. The case was first filed by nine plaintiffs in December but…

Pope says Benedict’s resignation was ‘courageous’

Pope Francis on Friday hailed predecessor Benedict XVI’s historic resignation as a “courageous and humble act” in a speech to cardinals in the Vatican. Francis said Benedict, who stepped down last month, had “lit a flame in the depth of our hearts that will continue to burn”.…

Lawyers warn defense secretary of ‘serious threat’ to Guantanamo detainees

Lawyers representing Guantanamo prisoners wrote an open letter to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday to highlight the “mass hunger strike” at the facility. Forty-five lawyers wrote to Hagel to warn of the “serious threat to the health and life of detainees” who are on hunger strike at the…

Nun: Pope Francis was a ‘little devil’ in school

Decades before he became Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio was a “little devil” who jumped up and down the stairs of his century-old Buenos Aires school, the establishment’s mother superior told AFP. The Argentine cardinal memorized his multiplication tables aloud as he skipped steps at the De la Misericordia school, where…

Iraq war killed at least 116,000 Iraqi civilians: study

At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimate. Its involvement in Iraq has so far cost the United States $810 billion (625 billion euros) and could eventually reach $3…

Man detained in connection to Benghazi attack: report

A man believed to be connected to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi has been detained by Libyan authorities, CNN reported Thursday. The suspect, Faraj al-Shibli, was detained shortly after returning from a trip to Pakistan. It is unclear what involvement he had in the attack, which left…

New Jesuit pope fuels conspiracy theories about an ‘army of shadows’

As the first Jesuit pontiff, Pope Francis will have a global outlook without the far-fetched theories often associated with a community long shunned by the Vatican hierarchy, experts said. The Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola — a former Spanish soldier — is sometimes depicted as…

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