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Obama protesters rally near hospital treating Mandela

By Peroshni Govender PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africans protesting a visit to their country by U.S. President Barack Obama rallied on Friday a few blocks from well-wishers at a hospital in Pretoria where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is critically ill. Obama, on a three-nation tour of Africa, was due to…

Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

Eating a portion of tuna, salmon, sardines or other oily fish once or twice a week reduces the risk of breast cancer, according to a review published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers based in China looked at 26 previously published studies covering more than 800,000 volunteers in the…

Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Cartwright under investigation for alleged Stuxnet leak

A former high-ranking US military officer is being probed for allegedly leaking details about a US cyberattack on Iran, a US media report said. Citing unnamed legal sources, NBC News said retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he is under investigation for allegedly disclosing details about the Stuxnet…

Sermon condemning sexual grooming goes out to 500 mosques

A sermon condemning sexual grooming will be delivered Friday in hundreds of mosques across Britain following recent child abuse cases. The speech will highlight how the Koran condemns all forms of sexual indecency and urge Muslims to protect children and vulnerable people in their communities. The move follows cases in…

Bishop arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in Vatican bank probe

A priest has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in connection with the sweeping probe of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank, Italian media reported Friday. Nunzio Scarano, a priest from Salerno, was arrested after an investigation into the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), as the bank is known,…

Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be bolted to courtroom floor for trial

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado judge ruled on Thursday that accused theater gunman James Holmes will tethered to the courtroom floor by a cable for security reasons during his murder trial, but denied a defense request to sequester the jury. Holmes is charged with multiple counts of…

Obama flies to South Africa as his hero Nelson Mandela hangs on to life

US President Barack Obama flies to South Africa Friday hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela, who is fighting for his life in hospital. Mandela’s ill health means the two men, who shattered racial boundaries on either side of the Atlantic, are not…

Mummified women found in massive pre-Incan burial tomb in Peru

LIMA (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Peru on Thursday said they have unearthed a massive royal tomb full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors. “For the first time in the history of archeology in Peru we…

Senator Claire McCaskill takes on rape culture in rebuke of Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto

A US senator has delivered a rebuke to a Wall Street Journal columnist who accused her of waging a crusade to criminalise male sexuality and of being “histrionic” about sexual assault in the military. Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, was responding to a piece in the Wall Street Journal…

NYPD collaborated with CIA on surveillance after 9/11

Campaigners for greater accountability at New York’s powerful police force have seized on a report that details for the first time the extent of the collaboration between the CIA and the NYPD in the years after 9/11. The formerly-classified inspector general’s report also raises new questions over whether the spy…

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