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Police arrest Jamaican doctor for performing abortion on 12-year-old

Police in Jamaica have charged a prominent doctor with performing an abortion on a pregnant 12-year-old. Dr Lloyd Goldson, a Kingston based consultant, is said to have performed the abortion on 4 July. The girl’s mother has also been charged. Abortion is illegal in Jamaica, and in many other countries…

Philippine authorities seize 1,500 live fish and 150 live coral en route to Japan

Philippine authorities seized some 1,500 live aquarium fish and about 150 live pieces of brain coral at a Manila pier Friday just before they were to be shipped to Japan. The fish and corals in water-filled plastic bags stored in styrofoam boxes were seized by quarantine officers, said fisheries bureau…

Animal rights group pushes for Spanish bull run ban

Animal welfare group Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) urged Spanish authorities Friday to ban the famous Pamplona bull run, which left 22 people injured and 42 bulls dead this week. “Four Paws is demanding an immediate break with this cruel tradition, in which many people get hurt and many bulls suffer…

Indian village bans women under 40 from using cell phones in public

Police in northern India are investigating a village council after it banned “love marriages” and barred women under 40 from shopping alone or using mobile phones in public, reports said Friday. In a slew of restrictive measures on women’s behaviour, the council, or “panchayat,” in the predominantly Muslim village Asara…

Canada to appeal ruling that legalized assisted suicides

Canada’s attorney general announced Friday that he will appeal a lower court ruling that has cleared the way for assisted suicides. “The government is of the view that the Criminal Code provisions that prohibit medical professionals, or anyone else, from counseling or providing assistance in a suicide, are constitutionally valid,”…

Wells Fargo posts record profits

US bank Wells Fargo said Friday it had record profit in the second quarter, with double-digit growth in earnings and strong gains in loans and deposits. Wells Fargo said that net income rose 18 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, to $4.4 billion. Earnings per share also…

Croatia legalizes freezing embryos over Vatican objections

Croatia’s parliament on Friday passed a new fertility law, easing what had been some of Europe’s most restrictive measures, despite opposition from the Catholic Church and conservatives. The new law notably authorises the freezing of embryos and recognises the right of single women to assisted fertilisation. It was supported by…

Geithner pushed for Libor reform in 2008

Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, has been put at the centre of the Libor-rigging scandal after a senior US official called on him to reform the interest rate market in 2008. Timothy Geithner, who was then the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,…

Brazilian species set for extinction even if Amazon deforestation halts

The destruction of great swaths of the Brazilian Amazon has turned scores of rare species into the walking dead, doomed to disappear even if deforestation were halted in the region overnight, according to a new study. Forest clearing in Brazil has already claimed casualties, but the animals lost to date…

Ethiopian journalist jailed for 18 years

An Ethiopian court on Friday jailed a journalist for 18 years for “terrorism” and 23 others, reporters and activists, for between eight years and life, after a trial condemned by rights groups. Journalist Eskinder Nga was jailed for 18 years, while opposition member Andualem Arage got life because of “the…

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