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Four-year-old Indian girl dies after rape

A four-year-old Indian girl has died in hospital nearly two weeks after she was raped and found unconscious at a farm, hospital staff and reports said. The girl had been taken by air ambulance from central Madhya Pradesh state to the Care Hospital in Nagpur city on April 20, where…

BP says Q1 net profits triple to $16.86 billion despite falling output

British energy giant BP said Tuesday that net profits almost tripled in the first quarter of 2013, boosted by the sale of its stake in Russian joint venture TNK-BP, despite falling oil and gas output. Earnings after taxation surged to $16.86 billion (12.87 billion euros) in the three months to…

Obama urged to address drug war related human rights violations during visit to Mexico

US President Barack Obama should address human rights violations related to Mexico’s Washington-backed war on drugs when he visits the country this week, Human Rights Watch urged. Obama is slated to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office in December and inherited a drug war that had killed…

Bollywood dynasties keep it in the family as India celebrates 100 years of cinema

As Indian cinema turns 100 years old, one powerful Bollywood dynasty can trace the roots of their stardom almost right back to the birth of the national film industry. “We have been there throughout. All the milestones of cinema, there has been some Kapoor or the other,” says 60-year-old Rishi…

Amanda Knox mulling return to Italy for murder retrial: report

Amanda Knox has refused to rule out returning to Italy for her murder retrial in the grisly 2007 slaying of her British house-mate, USA Today reported on its website Tuesday. Knox, 25, was ordered to stand trial again by Italian authorities last month in the latest twist of the legal…

American extremist in Somalia battles ex-comrades: “‘I’m on a mission from God,’ minus the blues music”

An American extremist in Somalia is fighting former comrades in the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgent group, in what he says may be his final stand, he writes. Alabama-born Omar Hamami — better known as Al-Amriki or “the American” — once fought alongside the hardline Shebab in Somalia, but last year…

King Willem-Alexander takes Dutch throne

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander became Europe’s youngest monarch on Tuesday after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated and his country hailed the avowedly 21st-century king with a massive, orange-hued party. “I Queen Beatrix… abdicate in favour of my son Willem-Alexander,” the act said, as read out before the signing that was…

Britain to end direct aid to South Africa in 2015

Britain announced Tuesday that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa’s biggest economy. London currently gives £19 million of bilateral aid a year to Pretoria, down from a peak of more than £40 million in 2003. Britain said its relationship with…

Chris Christie’s praise of Obama unlikely to hurt his 2016 prospects

New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s favorite question these days is whether he regrets working closely with the president on Hurricane Sandy relief. “No,” he gets to say, before explaining that the work of governing is more important than politics. Then a campaign aide cuts the clip and drags it to…

Dorner manifesto inspires fired LAPD officers to seek reviews of their cases

More than three dozen fired Los Angeles police department officers are seeking reviews of their cases after another former officer, Christopher Dorner, took revenge on the LAPD’s disciplinary process by going on a murderous rampage. Forty former officers have filed review requests since Dorner killed four people in February and…

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