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South Korea says crippling cyber attack came from the North

South Korea on Tuesday blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack last month against government and media websites, including the president’s office. The accusation came a day before the two Koreas are to hold fresh talks on reopening their joint industrial zone, amid fading hopes of an early agreement…

Rampaging wild boar terrorizes downtown Prague

A wild boar went on a rampage in downtown Prague on Tuesday, terrorising pedestrians and even smashing a window at a five-star hotel in the Czech capital before being sedated, police said Tuesday. “On Sunday at 9:15 am, a citizen called the emergency line saying a wild boar was swimming…

British lawmakers set to pass marriage equality bill

British lawmakers were set on Tuesday to pass a bill legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales, paving the way for the first gay weddings in 2014. Members of parliament’s lower House of Commons were due to hold final debates on Tuesday evening, but they were expected to be little…

Snowden to stay at Moscow airport for now: lawyer

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for three weeks while Russian authorities process his asylum request, a lawyer helping him said Tuesday. Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who helped Snowden file an application for asylum…

Afghani accused of murdering and torturing civilian blames U.S. commanders

An Afghan accused of torturing and murdering civilians while working for US special forces denies the charges and says he followed American orders, according to a report obtained by AFP on Tuesday. Zakrya Kandahari, who worked as an interpreter, was arrested by Afghanistan’s premier intelligence agency around six weeks ago.…

Bradley Manning defense team: Conviction on ‘aiding the enemy’ may quash future whistleblowers

Defence lawyers says conviction would set ‘extremely bad precedent’ that would ‘bring hammer down on any whistleblower’ The defence team representing Bradley Manning, the US soldier who leaked reams of state secrets to WikiLeaks, has made one last attempt to persuade the judge presiding over his court martial to dismiss…

BP sets up ‘snitch line’ to encourage reports of false oil spill claims

Move comes after BP appealed to New Orleans court to reassess the terms of its compensation deal with local businesses BP has set up a “snitch line” to reward people who inform the oil giant about fraudulent claims related to 2010′s massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The hotline promises that…

Astronaut halts spacewalk when ‘free-floating’ water began filling helmet

An Italian astronaut had a leak in his helmet while doing a spacewalk at the International Space Station Tuesday, forcing an early end to the outing, NASA said. “A little more (than) one hour into the spacewalk, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency reported water free-floating behind his head…

Boat carrying 150 asylum-seekers capsizes off coast of Australia

A boat carrying some 150 asylum-seekers capsized off Christmas Island Tuesday but the Australian navy saved most of them, rescuers said. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said two navy ships were at the scene 70 nautical miles off the island, which is northwest of the Australian mainland. “There were around…

Russians block Antarctic ocean sanctuary

Russia on Tuesday blocked attempts by Western countries to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary off Antarctica, green groups said. The Russian representative questioned the legal right of a meeting in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, to declare such a haven, according to organisations at the talks. The three-day talks gathered 24…

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