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U.S. confirms three citizens killed in Algeria hostage drama

The United States confirmed Monday that three of its citizens were among the foreign workers who died last week in an attack by Islamist hostage-takers on an Algerian gas plant. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said seven more Americans survived the drama at the In Amenas site, and identified those…

Republicans prepare for battle as Obama celebrates second inauguration

Republicans sat politely and applauded as President Barack Obama called for unity Monday in his inaugural address, but some made no secret his second term would be a “tug of war” between liberals and conservatives. Republican stalwarts like John McCain and Orrin Hatch — the latter wearing a broad-brimmed cowboy…

French military condemns soldier for wearing skull mask

The French army regards a photograph of one of its soldiers in Mali shown posing in a skeleton mask as “unacceptable” behaviour, a military spokesman said Monday. “This is unacceptable behaviour,” Colonel Thierry Burkhard told a press conference. The image, which has spread widely on the Internet, was “not representative…

Lance Armstrong movie in the works

Lance Armstrong’s life story is headed to the silver screen, US media reported Monday on the heels of the disgraced athlete’s doping admission. Paramount and Bad Robot studios have bought the film rights to a book being written on Armstrong by Juliet Macur, a New York Times sports journalist, The…

Iran puts U.S. pastor on trial for national security crimes

An Iranian-American Christian pastor charged with plotting against state security appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, but will be released on bail, his lawyer told ISNA news agency. Saeed Abedini, a naturalised US citizen and Christian convert, denied “charges of establishing churches to disrupt national security” in Iran and…

Polio found in Egypt linked to strains from vaccine-suspicious Pakistan

Pakistani health officials Monday called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt. Two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in the Pakistani city of…

British vegan to brand 3 activists in protest against long-banned practice of branding

Animal-rights protesters have long been masters at courting both attention and controversy in their quest to put an end to what they perceive as cruel farming practices. Becky Folkard, a 34-year-old vegan from Hampshire, is promising to perform the latest form of protest today at a staged event in London…

Parisians flock to new exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art

An exhibition of the largest collection of modern Aboriginal paintings to have gone on display outside of Australia has been a major hit with art lovers in Paris. The exhibition, “The Sources of Aborigine Painting”, drew 133,716 visitors to the Quai Branly Museum in the space of just over three…

Authorities confirm missing man’s head and hands were hidden in GA man’s wall

The severed head and hands found inside a Georgia man’s wall were confirmed as belonging to a man missing since New Year’s Eve, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Medical examiners confirmed that the body parts belonged to 35-year-old Charlie Ray, a friend of Chad Moretz, 34, who was killed…

Investigation ordered after Spanish politicians got ‘salaries’ from private companies

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ordered Monday an internal investigation into the finances of his centre-right Popular Party which was shaken by allegations of under-the-table payments to party officials. “To dispel any doubts he has ordered a deep and exhaustive internal investigation regarding the party’s finances and the way that…

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