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Hackers attack top Czech news websites

Hackers attacked several top Czech news websites on Monday, overloading them with hundreds of thousands of requests per second to make them inaccessible, publishers said. “News servers have been facing a massive DDos (Distributed Denial of Service) attack since 8:30 am (0730 GMT),” iDNES.cz, the website of the top-selling Czech…

Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized for symptoms of gastroenteritis

Update: Queen Elizabeth II was released Monday morning, according to CNN. Queen Elizabeth II was spending Monday in hospital suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis, having been admitted for the first time in 10 years. The British monarch was not expected to leave the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in…

Removal of Berlin Wall temporarily halted due to protests

A property developer in Germany at the centre of running protests over part of the once-detested Berlin Wall being knocked down said on Monday that the dismantling had been temporarily halted. While dozens of protestors again gathered at the Wall’s longest surviving stretch, Maik Uwe Hinkel, the head of the…

Putin marks one year re-election anniversary with popularity, despite political crackdowns

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked a year since his election to a third term on Monday riding a tide of popularity despite his crackdown on political freedoms and tense ties with the United States. The 60-year-old former KGB spy won an overwhelming 63.6 percent of the vote in March 4…

German IT market sees growth thanks to tablets and smartphones

A booming market for smartphones and tablet computers was expected to drive the German IT sector higher in 2013, although growth was slowing slightly, said industry lobby BITKOM on the eve of the world’s top high-tech fair. BITKOM said it expected sales growth of 1.4 percent in the sector for…

Vatican tailor prepares for next pope

Nobody knows what the measurements of the next pope will be so Gammarelli — tailors to the papacy since the 18th century — have produced vestments in small, medium and large just in case. “We have prepared three vestments in white wool, a stole, red loafers, a skullcap, as well…

Polls open in Kenyan elections after gun attacks

Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn as polls opened Monday for hard-fought elections, hours after several policemen were killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa. The elections are the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago in which over 1,100 people were killed,…

UN report: Nearly 3,000 wild great apes killed or ‘stolen’ each year

Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report released Monday that voiced fears for their survival. More than 22,000 great apes are estimated to have been lost to the illicit trade between 2005 and…

South Korean ‘comfort women’ sue Japanese rock band

A group of South Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery by Japan filed a defamation suit Monday against a little known, far-right Japanese rock band for calling them prostitutes. A CD containing a song with the allegedly defamatory lyrics by the band “Scramble” was mailed — along with a…

Japanese girl loses father to blizzard two years after mother’s death

A father froze to death while sheltering his nine-year-old daughter from severe weekend blizzards that swept northern Japan, two years after her mother died, reports said Monday. Mikio Okada died as he tried to protect his only child Natsune against winds of up to 109 kilometres (68 miles) per hour,…

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