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Guatemala checking whether Mexico drug lord was killed in clash

Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was killed in an armed clash near the Mexican border, the interior minister said. “The first information we have is that it could be him,” Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez told local radio, without giving details about who…

Pistorius bail hearing enters final day

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, facing trial for having shot dead his girlfriend, hopes to secure bail Friday as prosecutors struggled to regain lost ground after the replacement of the lead officer in the investigation. South Africa’s police commissioner Riah Phiyega announced that lead officer Hilton Botha was being replaced after…

Chavez’s breathing problem persists: minister

Venezuela’s cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is still suffering from respiratory problems, and the evolution of that condition “has not been favorable,” the information minister said. Chavez, who returned home early Monday after a fourth cancer surgery and more than two months of convalescence in Cuba, will receive more treatment for…

Activists press for additional $25 billion in fines against BP over Gulf oil spill

BP should be on the hook for an additional $25bn to restore environmental damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, even if the company is hit with a record-breaking $17.6bn in fines at a civil trial next week, campaign groups said on Thursday. BP will face the largest environmental…

Scientists warn of melting permafrost if temperatures continue to rise

A global temperature rise of 1.5C would be enough to start the melting of permafrost in Siberia, scientists warned on Thursday. Any widespread thaw in Siberia’s permanently frozen ground could have severe consequences for climate change. Permafrost covers about 24% of the land surface of the northern hemisphere, and widespread…

Obama urged to defend ‘jailbreaking’ of smart phones

The White House will soon have to dial in a response to a petition asking that mobile phone users be allowed to switch locked devices to new carriers, a process known as “jailbreaking.” An obscure official’s decision that the “jailbreaking” of phones violates US copyright law has generated a flurry…

Biden on gun control: The American people are with us

Just miles from the site of the Newtown school massacre, Vice President Joe Biden warned Thursday that US politicians would pay a price if they refuse to back measures to stem gun violence. Biden said in Danbury, Connecticut that there had been a change in American politics which made it…

Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of “widespread seafood fraud,” according to a report out Thursday. Fully one-third of 1,215 fish samples collected by researchers proved to be a different variety than what was written on the label, according to…

Obama: Protecting the rich binds together the Republican Party

President Barack Obama on Thursday said the only thing keeping Republicans together was a desire to shield the rich from higher taxes, in a new jab over an imminent budget confrontation. Obama is mounting a full bore campaign push to heap blame on Republicans over a multi-billion dollar package of…

Most Catholics in the United States approve of a Third World pope: poll

Sixty percent of Catholics in the United States think it would be a good thing for the next pope to come from South America, Asia or Africa, a Pew Research Center poll said Thursday. Another 20 percent said it would not matter if Pope Benedict XVI’s successor hails from a…

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