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Facebook removes Taliban recruitment page

Facebook has taken down a page used by the Islamist guerrillas of the Pakistani Taliban to recruit new fighters, a spokesman for the US-based social network site told AFP on Wednesday. Earlier, the US-based SITE Intelligence Group said the Umar Media TTP page used Facebook as “a recruitment” tool. This…

Walmart CEO: Supply chain link to Bangladesh factory fire ‘complicated’

Global retailer Walmart said it had cut off a supplier that had sourced clothes for it from the Bangladesh garment factory where 110 workers were killed by a fire. Walmart chief executive Mike Duke said in New York late Tuesday that the company was tied to the disaster at the…

Lohan faces jail after New York club fight violated parole

A US court revoked actress Lindsay Lohan’s probation Wednesday, setting her up for a possible new jail sentence, after she was charged for allegedly lying to police about a car crash. The probation ruling was widely expected after the perennially-troubled 26-year-old was charged last month over the California car crash,…

Swedish artist allowed to use self-portrait on driver’s license

A Swedish artist has been given the go-ahead to use a painted self-portrait as the photo on his driving licence after authorities thought the super-realistic picture came from a camera, not a brush. Fredrik Saeker, 29, wanted to see if his work was good enough to pass for a snapshot,…

Chavez recovering from surgery in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in a Cuban hospital Wednesday after six hours of surgery to treat a cancerous lesion in an operation his vice president said ended “successfully.” Chavez would soon begin a “post-operative phase” that would last several days, Nicolas Maduro said in a late Tuesday address…

Prehistoric man made cheese as long as 7,000 years ago

Pre-historic man was already making cheese some 7,000 years ago, using perforated clay pots as strainers, scientists said Wednesday. Cheese production would have been a key development in human history, allowing the preservation of milk in a non-perishable, transportable and more digestible form, said a report in the journal Nature.…

New fossil find may prompt overhaul in tree of life

Organisms long thought to have been the ancestors of early marine creatures may in fact have lived on land, said a fossil study Wednesday that may prompt an overhaul of the tree of animal life. If correct, the finding could challenge the commonly held theory that life had thrived in…

Spice Girls musical panned by British critics

British critics delivered scathing reviews of the Spice Girls musical “Viva Forever!” which opened Tuesday night in London in the presence of the girl band. The show was overseen by Judy Craymer, the producer who masterminded the worldwide smash hit Abba jukebox show “Mamma Mia”, but one critic warned Spice…

Jenna Bush announces pregnancy

Former US president George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna announced on live TV Wednesday that she was pregnant with her first child. Jenna Bush Hager, 31, made the announcement on the NBC ‘Today’ morning show where she has been a correspondent since 2009. “I’m nervous and so excited to say that…

German police raid Deutsche Bank for tax dodging

German prosecutors and tax police have raided the offices of Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender said on Wednesday. “As part of an ongoing investigation against individuals suspected of tax fraud connected with trading in carbon emissions certificates, prosecutors searched the premises of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt,” a bank spokesman said.…

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