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Mayor Bloomberg puts pressure on Congress with $12 million gun control ad campaign

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12m advertising blitz in a bid to pressure Congress into adopted stricter gun controls. The television ads are set to run in 13 key states during the congressional recess and are aimed at influencing an upcoming Senate vote on gun reforms. Announcing…

Billionaire Bill Koch takes on alleged wine-fraudster with lawsuit

It has aged for six years, but the uncorking of a wine-fraud lawsuit in a Manhattan court on Monday looks set to leave a rather nasty – and potentially costly – aftertaste. Brought by one of America’s richest men, Bill Koch, against Eric Greenberg, a businessman who himself was once…

Hundreds of Israeli police remove second Palestinian protest camp

Hundreds of Israeli police for the second time dismantled a Palestinian protest encampment on the outskirts of Jerusalem overnight, activists and police said on Sunday. Activists set up the camp, known as Bab al-Shams, on a patch of land known as E1 which lies between east Jerusalem and the West…

Disease experts warn of untreatable tuberculosis (TB) risk

Disease experts called Sunday for decisive leadership and more research funding to fend off the “very real” risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis (TB) emerging as more and more people develop resistance to existing drugs. In a series of papers in the Lancet medical journal to mark World TB…

Japanese teen ‘didn’t like’ his mother so he chopped her up

A Japanese teenager who allegedly killed his mother and chopped her body into pieces has told police he simply did not like her, and wanted to know more about dissection, reports have said. The 19-year-old allegedly dismembered his mother’s body in the bathroom, cutting her into at least 15 pieces…

Iraq to auction off gas exploration blocks to international energy companies

Iraq plans to hold an auction of gas exploration blocks open to international energy companies later this year, the fifth of its kind since 2009, a spokesman said on Sunday. Baghdad will offer 10 exploration blocks in the auction, the date of which has yet to be finalised, oil ministry…

Musharraf vows to ‘save’ Pakistan on return from exile

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf returned home on Sunday after more than four years in exile, defying a Taliban death threat and vowing to “save” the country at the risk of his life. “I have come back home today. Where are those who used to say I would never…

Hurricane Sandy took a toll on the Statue of Liberty

She has kept a lonely vigil over New York Harbor with no visitors except for a few workers since Hurricane Sandy. But last week, federal officials announced the Statue of Liberty would again welcome guests by July 4. Although Lady Liberty wasn’t hurt in the storm —…  …

DH Lawrence’s poetry saved from censor’s pen

Editor of new unexpurgated edition of controversial author’s work claims it reveals him as brilliant war poet who attacked British imperialism DH Lawrence was an infamous victim of the censor as his sexually explicit novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned in Britain until 1960. Now a new edition of Lawrence’s…

In Nicaragua, iguanas are delicacies and aphrodisiacs

Catholics tired of fish on Friday can enjoy a Lent-friendly smorgasbord in Nicaragua, where soups made with iguana or armadillo are served with a healthy portion of bull testicles. The delicacies violate local laws against eating such species during their breeding period, but are seen as a meat-free dish in…

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