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WikiLeaks releases annotated version of critical film

WikiLeaks has released an annotated version of a leaked transcript of a documentary in a bid to counter a film that takes a critical look at the anti-secrecy group and which opens on Friday. WikiLeaks said it had not participated in the making of “We Steal Secrets: The Story of…

Volunteers take search for China’s missing children online

It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago — and his birth family. The search for China’s missing children — mainly boys abducted by traffickers to feed a…

Mexico is home to the world’s second-largest obese population

Artemio Martinez balanced his corpulent frame on a stool in a Mexico City street taco stand, downing a sweet soda and eating a final pork-filled corn tortilla. “Can you give me another soft drink to quickly wash down the fifth taco? And the bill please,” Martinez, a 42-year-old accountant weighing…

German brewers demand moratorium on fracking to protect the purity of their beer

The Association of German Breweries sent a letter this week to German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and six Cabinet Ministers demanding a moratorium on fracking until more research can be carried out to allay concerns of water contamination. Germans have had strict standards for beer brewing since the 1516 implementation…

3 Mexican suspects pleaded guilty to the killing of a U.S. immigration agent

WASHINGTON — Three men have pleaded guilty in US federal court for the 2011 killing of a US immigration and customs agent and the attempted murder of a second agent, the Justice Department said. Julian Zapata Espinoza, 32, known as “Piolin,” a commander in Los Zetas cartel, entered his plea…

Stockholm riots stretch into fifth night

More than a dozen cars were torched and schools, shops and a police station were set ablaze as riots swept through Stockholm’s immigrant-dominated suburbs for the fifth straight night, police and firefighters said Friday. Police plan to call in reinforcements to help quell the riots, but parents and volunteer organisations…

Washington state bridge collapse plunges cars and people into river

A bridge carrying a freeway over a river in the northwestern US state of Washington partially collapsed Thursday, sending cars and people plunging into the water below, police said. At least three people were fished out but there were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities in the incident, which…

Germany must spread cost of energy shift fairly: IEA

The International Energy Agency said Friday that Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels toward renewable energy. The IEA also said Europe’s biggest economy should make greater use of natural gas to smoothe the transition…

N. Korean envoy stresses dialogue in China talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s special envoy told a top Chinese defence official Friday that his country wants to solve problems on the Korean peninsula through dialogue, Beijing’s state media said. The comments by Kim’s emissary Choe Ryong-Hae were reported by the official Xinhua news agency and came a day…

Tokyo denies ‘ghosts’ keeping PM out of residence

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Friday formally denied months-long rumours that the premier had not moved into his official residence over fears the mansion is haunted. The conservative leader took office in December but has yet to move into the 11-room brick home in central Tokyo, the longest…

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