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Tunisian dean acquitted of slapping veiled female student

The Tunisian university dean accused of slapping a veiled female student said he was acquitted on Thursday, in a case that has come to symbolise bristling tensions between Islamists and secularists. Habib Kazdaghli said “Tunisian justice acquitted me,” adding that two students on trial for having sacked his office at…

Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker arrested for attempting to assault Athens mayor

Greek police fired tear gas to break up an event staged by neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn in Athens Thursday and one lawmaker tried to assault the city’s mayor for banning the gathering, police said. Golden Dawn MP Giorgos Germenis verbally abused and attempted to hit Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis inside…

Watch: Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito’s bunker turned into a modern art museum

Sarajevo – Obsolete and lifeless for years, a secret anti-nuclear shelter built inside a remote Bosnian mountain during the Cold War for Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito has opened its doors as a modern art space. “The idea of installing a contemporary art collection in Tito’s bunker is absolutely…

Rapper Chris Kelly of Kris Kross dies aged 34

Rapper Chris Kelly, who shot to fame as part of the 1990s duo Kris Kross, has been found dead at his home in Atlanta, reports said Thursday. He was 34. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its website that Kelly’s death was being treated as a possible drug overdose. The rapper…

April deadliest month for Iraq since June 2008

April was the deadliest month for Iraq in nearly five years, with more than 700 people killed in violence, the United Nations said on Thursday. “The month of April was the deadliest since June 2008. A total of 712 people were killed and another 1,633 were wounded in acts of…

Watch a 50 ft. rubber duck sail into Hong Kong Harbor

An inflatable rubber duck six storeys high sailed into the Hong Kong harbour on Thursday to the cheers of hundreds of people who gathered to watch the classic bathtime-inspired artistic creation. The bright yellow 16.5-metre-tall (54-feet) Rubber Duck, conceived by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, dwarfed other craft as it was…

China reports 25th death from H7N9 bird flu

The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 25, state media said Thursday after a man died in central China’s Hunan Province. The 55-year-old surnamed Jiao died on Wednesday morning after receiving medical treatment, state news agency Xinhua said, citing local authorities. More than 120 people…

Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members

Facebook said it will delete beheading videos being shared at the leading social network as it re-evaluates its policy regarding whether such content is acceptable. Wednesday’s move came as a reversal for Facebook, which had been responding to complaints by refusing to intervene since the clips didn’t violate the social…

SARS-like virus kills 5 Saudis

Five Saudis have died of a new SARS-like virus during the past few days and two more are being treated in an intensive care unit, the health ministry said. In a statement cited by the Saudi SPA agency late on Wednesday, the ministry said that all the deaths occurred in…

Textile factories reopen after Bangladesh disaster

Bangladesh’s textile industry reopened for business on Thursday following an eight-day shutdown triggered by the collapse of a factory compound that killed at least 427 people, employees said. Millions of staff began returning to their workplaces around the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka where they usually churn out clothing for top Western…

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