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Salman Rushdie releases ‘Joseph Anton’ autobiography as anti-Islam film protests rage on

As violent protests over a US-made film rock the Muslim world, Salman Rushdie publishes his account Tuesday of the decade he spent in hiding while under a fatwa for his book “The Satanic Verses”. With at least 19 people killed in a week of furious protests over the film, Rushdie’s…

Romney campaign rocked by secret video

Mitt Romney’s White House campaign was rocked by a secretly filmed video in which he said nearly half of Americans back President Barack Obama because they are government-dependent “victims” who pay no taxes. Obama’s team quickly seized on the film of Romney addressing rich donors, released by the liberal Mother…

Family of anti-Islam filmmaker ‘joins him in hiding’

The family of the producer of “Innocence of Muslims” joined him in hiding as more cast members of the film that outraged the Islamic world insisted they had been duped into making it. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year-old Egyptian Copt and fraudster who was sentenced to 21 months in prison…

‘Flying Tomato’ Olympic snowboarder Shaun White arrested for vandalism

Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at a Nashville hotel, police said. White, 26, was a guest at the Loews Vanderbilt in the Tennessee city where the incident took place Sunday. “Officers responded to the hotel at 2…

Newsweek ‘Muslim Rage’ cover sparks wave of scorn

Newsweek’s front page about the deadly protests currently sweeping the Muslim world has sparked a storm of controversy and derision on Twitter as internet users mock the magazine’s headline “Muslim Rage.” “Lost nephew at the airport but can’t yell for him because his name is Jihad. #MuslimRage,” one Twitter user…

132 inmates break out of Mexican prison

At least 132 inmates escaped from a Mexican prison near the US border, fleeing through a tunnel they dug in the old carpentry workshop, the state prosecutor’s office said. Federal, state and local police, as well as the Mexican army, were deployed to roads and highways near the correctional facility…

UN deplores ‘gross’ rights abuses in Syrian clashes

UN officials have denounced gross human rights violations by both sides in Syria, as fighting rages in the second city Aleppo with the army claiming to have secured much of a strategic district. “Midan is under the control of the army,” a military official told AFP Monday, a claim backed…

Prince Harry ‘moved to safety in Afghan attack’

Prince Harry was moved under guard to a secure location during a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, the base where he is deployed in Afghanistan, Britain’s defence minister has said. Two US Marines were killed and unprecedented material damage caused when attackers armed with guns, rockets and suicide vests stormed…

Japanese businesses close factories in China amid violence

A swathe of Japan’s biggest corporate names padlocked factories in China Tuesday as violent anti-Japan protests sparked safety fears, and threatened economic ties worth more than $300 billion a year. Firms ranging from electronics giants Sony and Panasonic to Japan’s three big carmakers — Toyota, Honda and Nissan — temporarily…

British conservatives expect Barack Obama re-election

Downing Street officials are preparing for what they expect will be victory for Barack Obama in the US presidential election in November and defeat for Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger, who is a natural Tory ally. Conservatives made strenuous efforts in the spring to build up their Republican links, including…

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