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Foster children taken away from ‘racist’ UK couple

British politicians lined up on Saturday to denounce a decision to take three ethnic minority children away from their foster parents because the couple support the anti-immigration UK Independence Party. The couple from Yorkshire said they had been fostering children for seven years but have been told by social workers…

British lawmaker lambasted over reality show stint

Politicians have done many things over the years to win votes, but none more so than British lawmaker Nadine Dorries, who spent 12 days in the Australian jungle eating ostrich anus on national television. The feisty 55-year-old has been catapulted into the public eye by her appearance on “I’m A…

Buenos Aires art exhibit combats violence against women

An art installation in Buenos Aires called attention Friday to the physical abuse of women, ahead of a date set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness of the problem. Sunday marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women designated by the United Nations General Assembly…

Lockout-hit NHL scraps games though Dec. 14

The National Hockey League lost another showcase event to its ongoing lockout on Friday, announcing the cancellation of the 2013 All-Star game along with another fortnight of regular-season contests. With games now cancelled through December 14, the lockout has now cost the NHL 422 regular-season games, 34.3 percent of the…

Israel slams Abbas on Gaza support ahead of UN bid

Israel slammed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday for his support for Gaza following its confrontation with the Jewish state, while casting aspersions on the legitimacy of his upcoming UN statehood bid. According to Hamas, Abbas telephoned Gaza’s Hamas premier Ismail Haniya on Thursday to congratulate him “on his victory…

Exercise before school improves concentration: study

Cycling or walking to school increases a child’s ability to concentrate in the classroom, the results of a Danish study published Friday showed. Children who were driven to school, or who took public transport, performed less well in a test measuring concentration levels, than those who had walked or cycled,…

U.S. stocks rally on Black Friday sales

US stocks rallied Friday on signs that the holiday shopping season was off to a good start, with Walmart calling it the “best ever” Black Friday. Stocks built on strong opening gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 172.41 points (1.34 percent) at 13,009.30 in closing trade. The broad-market…

Film on Sudan break-up leaves footprint in history

Sudanese-born British film-maker Taghreed Elsanhouri, whose documentary about last year’s partition of Sudan premiered in her homeland on Thursday night, is leaving footprints for history. The award-winning film-maker said she wanted Sudanese to have “ownership” of their history — and by doing so to take responsibility for what happened. “Our…

Philip Roth’s retirement stuns literary critics

Novelist Philip Roth’s decision to lay down his pen despite seemingly good health and his formerly unstoppable production at the age of 79, has stunned US literary circles. The low-key announcement first appeared in the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles and was missed by many in the United States, where…

One more dead, three sick with mystery virus: WHO

Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organization said Friday. “This brings the total of laboratory-confirmed cases to six,” the Geneva-based UN agency said in a statement. A Saudi man died from the…

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