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Survey: Over three-quarters of professional soccer players say depression is a problem

Over three-quarters of professional footballers in England and Scotland believe depression is a problem in the sport, according to a survey published in British magazine FourFourTwo on Wednesday. The survey of 100 players, undertaken just over a year after the apparent suicide of Wales manager Gary Speed, who suffered from…

Coast Guard seeks to stop oil leak from Shell rig in Alaska

US Coast Guard vowed Wednesday to prevent fuel from leaking from a Shell oil rig that grounded in Alaska after breaking free from tugboats towing it in heavy seas. The Kalluk mobile drilling unit was being towed to Seattle when it broke free on New Year’s Eve and washed ashore…

Poland bans genetically modified maize and potatoes

Poland on Wednesday imposed new bans on the cultivation of certain genetically modified strains of maize and potatoes, a day after an EU required green light for GM crops took effect. The centre-right government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk imposed farming bans on German BASF’s Amflora strain of potato and…

Sandy Hook students return to classes

Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning to class for the first time Thursday in a new building adapted to look exactly like their old one. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has been closed since the December 14…

Famous French comic artist refuses top honor

One of France’s best-known comic book creators, Jacques Tardi, has refused the country’s highest honour saying he does not want to fall under any political influence. Tardi, best known for his works on the horrors of war and his Adele Blanc-Sec fantasy series, said he had learned this week that…

Israel says Egypt border fence near completion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday that the final section of a security fence along the border with Egypt’s barren Sinai should be finished by the end of March. Netanyahu on Wednesday attended a ceremony marking the completion of 230 kilometres (144 miles) of the barrier, with…

UN: More than 60,000 killed in Syrian conflict

More than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime broke out in March 2011, a top UN official said Wednesday. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that an exhaustive analysis carried out by data specialists showed that 59,648…

Armed gang robs Apple store in Paris

Armed robbers broke into an Apple store in central Paris on New Year’s Eve and made off with about one million euros ($1.3 million) in merchandise, police said. The four armed men broke into the shop behind the Palais Garnier Opera around 9:00 pm on Monday, about three hours after…

Bieber offers prayers for killed photographer

Pop idol Justin Bieber offered prayers Wednesday — and called for tougher laws against paparazzi — after a photographer was killed on a freeway while trying to get a picture of his Ferrari. Police in Los Angeles said the 18-year-old Canadian-born heart throb was not in the luxury sports car…

French woman trapped in supermarket on New Year’s Eve

While others were celebrating the start of 2013, an elderly French woman spent New Year’s Eve trapped in a supermarket after being locked inside, officials said. The 73-year-old was stuck inside the supermarket in the northern city of Roubaix after emerging from the toilet to find the shop closed and…

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