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Conservationists urge Google to remove ads for ivory and whale products

Conservationists have urged Internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants. Campaign group The Environmental Investigation Agency said Tuesday that it had written to Google CEO Larry Page last month appealing for the removal of more than 1,400 ads promoting whale products…

Ikea pulls almond cakes after finding bacteria associated with feces

Swedish furniture giant Ikea pulled a batch of almond cakes from its restaurants in 23 countries on Tuesday after Chinese authorities said they contained coliform bacteria, normally present in faecal matter. The Swedish-made cakes had failed tests “for containing an excessive level of coliform bacteria, according to the General Administration…

German museum returns art stolen by Nazis

A German museum for the first time on Tuesday returned a painting despoiled by the Nazis to the estate of a late German Jewish art dealer. Concordia University in Montreal, acting on behalf of the executors of the estate of Max Stern (1904-1987), announced Staatsgalerie Stuttgart’s restitution of an early…

Prague court acquits ‘Lamb of God’ singer of manslaughter of fan’s death

A Prague court acquitted Tuesday the frontman of US heavy metal group Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, of charges of involuntary manslaughter over the death of a Czech fan in 2010. Blythe, 42, went on trial on February 4 after pushing a 19-year-old fan off the stage on to a…

Sistine Chapel shut down ahead of election for new pope

The Sistine Chapel was shut down on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope following Benedict XVI’s resignation even though the date for the meeting is still not known. Visitors will not be able to gaze up at Michelangelo’s famous frescoes but other parts of the…

UN atomic agency: Nuclear power grew worldwide again in 2012

Nuclear power generation grew again in 2012 after a drop in 2011 in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a draft new UN atomic agency report seen by AFP Tuesday. “The Fukushima Daiichi accident (in Japan in March 2011) is expected to slow or delay the…

Cardinals seek pope to tackle Vatican bureaucracy

The next pope’s ideal profile began to take shape on Tuesday as cardinals held a second day of pre-conclave talks — a man with pastoral experience, missionary energy and few ties to the Vatican’s unruly government. Cardinals waved cheerfully to journalists at the gates of the Vatican but declined to…

Japan worries about smog drifting in from China

A local government in southwestern Japan on Tuesday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside in the nation’s first official health warning over smog drifting in from China. Officials in Kumamoto, on Kyushu island, said the quality of air was likely to be substantially below…

British ‘Batman’ unmasks himself after bout with online fame

A takeaway delivery man revealed Tuesday that he is the mysterious crime-fighter whose image went viral online after he walked into a British police station dressed as Batman and handed over a wanted man. Stan Worby, 39, said he was “gobsmacked” by worldwide coverage of his antics and revealed that…

Report: ‘Designer drug’ use, abuse and production surging

Designer drugs are multiplying at a worrying rate and increasingly sending users to hospital, a UN-affiliated report said Tuesday, calling for international efforts to stem the spread of these substances. “In recent years, there has been an unprecedented surge in the abuse of new psychoactive substances,” often called “legal highs”…

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