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Iran insists it obtained drone images of Israel

Iran insisted on Wednesday that it had obtained images of sensitive areas of Israel from a Hezbollah drone before it was shot down, despite the Jewish state questioning if the aircraft carried a camera. “The fact that we have obtained the images of many areas that are important for us…

Brad Pitt pledges $100,000 for marriage equality in four states

Hollywood star Brad Pitt is pledging $100,000 to the fight for same-sex marriage in four states where its future is on the ballot on Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign said Wednesday. In a statement, the HRC said the “Fight Club” and “Moneyball” star — a vocal supporter of marriage equality…

Switzerland and Canada lift ban on Novartis flu vaccine

Swiss and Canadian health authorities on Wednesday lifted a ban on sales of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis after determining they were safe and efficient. “The partially visible white particles are in no way external impurities, but are agglutinations of ordinary protein components of the vaccine,” Switzerland’s…

First Asian ‘Angry Birds’ theme park set to open near Shanghai

The company behind “Angry Birds” said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game. “Angry Birds Land” will be located in Haining city in China’s Zhejiang province, next to the…

WWF opens investigation into dark underbelly of illegal tuna trade

Thousands of tonnes of Atlantic bluefin tuna traded through Panama over a decade were never reported to the global body tasked with protecting the threatened fish, green group WWF claimed Wednesday. Some 14,300 tonnes of processed bluefin traded over the period 2000 to 2010, a figure obtained from official trade…

Authorities hunt for missing spare keys to 180 cells at Belgium’s Leuven prison

Spare keys to 180 cells in Belgium’s Leuven prison went missing a week ago, raising fears one of the inmates may have laid hands on them, the daily Het Laatste Nieuws said Wednesday. Staff have been quietly on the lookout for the prison chaplain’s keys since last Thursday, one being…

U.S. to hit debt limit before Inauguration Day

The United States will hit its statutory borrowing limit near the end of 2012, just as a new Congress gears up to do battle over the country’s huge debt burden and fiscal deficits. The country’s current debt is around $16.2 trillion, and continued borrowing needs to finance the budget shortfall…

Polish auction features rare original photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene

Marilyn Monroe aficionados are flocking to a Warsaw auction house to see pictures of the American blonde bombshell and other Hollywood stars snapped by acclaimed celebrity photographer Milton Greene. Juliusz Windorbski, who heads the Dom Aukcyjny Desa Unicum auction house in the Polish capital, said a total of 240 photos…

New Yorkers take to social media to find, provide help after Hurricane Sandy

As Americans reeled from the aftermath of superstorm Sandy Wednesday, they took to tweeting, posting and crowdsourcing to mobilize much-needed aid and help those left without power or food. The storm has devastated New York City and New Jersey, killing dozens of people in several states and swamping miles of…

Protests begin outside Parliament after Portugal passes austerity budget

The Portuguese parliament adopted on Wednesday a 2013 austerity budget that includes draconian tax increases required by international creditors, in the teeth of swelling street protests. The country’s ruling centre-right coalition had the votes to push the budget through despite opposition from the Socialist and extreme left parties. Several thousand…

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