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Spanish city names town square after Clash singer

The Spanish city of Granada plans to name a square after the late British punk star Joe Strummer who sang of the town in one of his band The Clash’s classic tunes, an official said Wednesday. The driving rock anthem “Spanish Bombs” on the band’s 1979 album “London Calling” recalled…

Soot is number two cause of global warming

Soot is the second-biggest human contributor to global warming behind carbon dioxide, and its impact on climate change has until now been sharply underestimated, a new study has revealed. In the study published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, researchers admit that the uncertainties on the impact of…

Warner Bros options Reddit thread to create time travel movie

Post on social news website about US marines going back in time to destroy the Roman empire optioned by film studio In the past decade Hollywood has given us movies that began life as theme-park rides, board games, magazine articles, and even self-help books. Now get ready for the next…

Russian mafia boss shot dead in Moscow

A man believed to be one of Russia’s biggest mafia bosses was shot dead in the centre of Moscow on Wednesday as he was leaving a restaurant after lunch, the interior ministry said. Aslan Usoyan, known by his nickname of “Grandpa Hassan”, was killed by a shot from a sniper’s…

Pakistan’s foreign minister accuses India of ‘warmongering’

India is “warmongering” over deadly clashes in the disputed Kashmir region, Pakistan’s foreign minister said while calling for talks to end the new hostilities. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke out after Pakistan reported another of its troops had been killed in Kashmir while India’s prime minister has warned there…

Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly to be buried beside mother

Legendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly will finally be laid to rest beside his mother on Sunday in line with his final wishes at a plot not far from the site of his last stand, reports said. Descendants of the infamous bushranger, who was hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880…

Saudi clerics protest king’s move to empower women

A group of hardline clerics protested outside the royal palace in Riyadh against the king’s decision to appoint 30 women to the kingdom’s top advisory body, a YouTube video posted on Wednesday showed. The footage of Tuesday’s demonstration showed clerics protesting what they said were “dangerous changes in the country…

U.S media brings glitz to increasingly urbane Mongolia

Every time a new Mongolian-language edition of Cosmopolitan magazine is released, Tselmeg Erdenkhuu sits down with a friend to explore a monthly dose of Hollywood gossip, glitzy fashion and scintillating sex. “They talk about sex a lot in this magazine, like what position is healthy or how to make men…

British lawmakers will issue demands for staying in European Union

Lawmakers from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party will on Wednesday issue a “manifesto” spelling out the sweeping changes that need to be made to keep Britain in the European Union. The Fresh Start group of eurosceptic MPs will urge Cameron to demand four “significant revisions” when he makes his…

Obama set to unveil sweeping gun control plans

US President Barack Obama was to unveil sweeping plans to tighten gun controls Wednesday, with an assault weapons ban, background checks for all buyers and limits on high-capacity magazines likely. Obama was to outline his comprehensive strategy to thwart America’s scourge of gun violence surrounded by children who wrote to…

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