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UN calls for tougher prosecution of pirates

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations on Monday called for stronger prosecutions of pirates and more action by shipping companies to deter bandits at sea. At a UN Security Council debate on maritime piracy, UN deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson said that while attacks had been reduced off the coast…

Judge orders Hostess to go into mediation with workers’ union

Troubled Twinkie maker Hostess Brands and the unions representing its striking workers agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of a bankruptcy court judge. Management at the Twinkies and Wonder Bread manufacturer sought permission to liquidate the company on Monday, but was urged by the judge to…

Intoxicated patients more likely to survive traumatic injuries, study finds

In a somewhat paradoxical finding, being intoxicated on alcohol could help you survive a traumatic injury, according to a study to be published in the December issue of the journal Alcohol. The study analyzed 190,612 patients treated at trauma centers between 1995 and 2009 following traumatic injuries such as fractures,…

Gazans search desperately for safe place under fire

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Every time six-year-old Mohammed hears the sound of Israeli missiles landing near his home in Gaza City, he turns to his mother and asks: “When are we going to die?” Traumatised by the bombardment, and terrified for their children, his family has decided to leave…

U.S. still not ready to fully embrace Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday it is closely monitoring the progress of a new Syrian opposition alliance as it weighs whether to recognize the body as the sole representative of the Syrian people. “We’re obviously looking at this day by day, week by week. We’re getting to know…

Anglicans ordain Africa’s first woman bishop

JOHANNESBURG — The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has ordained the first woman bishop on the African continent, officials said Monday, in a historic move that comes as the Church of England in London prepares to vote on whether to allow female bishops. The consecration of Ellinah Wamukoya, originally from…

San Francisco supervisors to vote on banning public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco lawmakers vote Tuesday on a proposal to outlaw most public nudity, despite protests in the famously free and easy West Coast city. The Board of Supervisors will vote on an ordinance proposed by Scott Wiener, whose Castro neighborhood is a gay haven known also for…

Oil prices climb $2 on escalating Israel-Gaza violence

NEW YORK — Oil prices leaped Monday as violence intensified in the Israel-Gaza conflict, sparking fresh concern about supplies from the crude-rich Middle East. The market also found support from prospects that top oil consumer the United States will avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending…

Hezbollah leader vows support for Hamas despite Syria rift

BEIRUT — Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah pledged the Lebanese Shiite group’s support for the Hamas rulers of Gaza in the face of Israel’s air war Monday, insisting it was unaffected by differences over the conflict in Syria. “Some are saying that Israel is punishing Hamas for they think it abandoned…

Stocks soar on hopes of fiscal cliff deal

NEW YORK — US stocks surged Monday on upbeat housing data and hopes that politicians will find a way to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts in January. The jump was underpinned by Apple, the most valuable public company, which took a 7.2 percent…

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