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Nintendo seeks E3 game show buzz with Wii U peek

Nintendo provided a glimpse into its second-generation Wii console as the Japanese videogame giant set out to generate excitement ahead of the E3 industry extravaganza. In a webcast streamed online, Nintendo president Satoru Iwatarevealed details about the Wii U GamePad and promised more was to come at a press conference in Los…

Protesters keep up pressure after Mubarak verdicts

Egyptian activists who spearheaded the revolt that toppledpresident Hosni Mubarak have called for mass demonstrations on Tuesday to protest against verdicts handed down in the strongman’s murder trial. Mubarak Mubarak and his interior minister Habib al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday but six security commanders were acquitted over the…

Nigeria recovers bodies after plane crash

Nigerian rescuers recovered burnt human remains as investigators probed for clues on Monday after a plane slammed into a Lagosneighbourhood, with all 153 on board killed and more feared dead on the ground. Police fired tear gas at a surging crowd seeking to get a look at thecrash site at one point…

Four found guilty of Danish newspaper attack plot

A Danish court on Monday found four men guilty of “terrorism” over a plot to kill the staff of a newspaper that first published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The three Swedish nationals and one Tunisian living in Sweden had pleaded not guilty to the terrorism charges, but a district…

UN atomic agency to hold nuclear talks with Iran

The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have agreed to hold talks in Vienna on Friday, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said Monday, calling on Tehran to sign a deal clarifying issues over its atomic drive. “A meeting between Iran and the agency has been scheduled for 8 June in Vienna,” Amano told the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-member board of…

All-out chaos engulfs Lagos neighborhood after plane crash

LAGOS — Chaos broke out in the densely-populated Lagos neighbourhood where a passenger jet crashed Sunday, as rescue workers faced heavy crowds and aggressive soldiers while trying to access smoldering wreckage. All 153 people on board the Dana Air flight were presumed dead and more were believed to have been…

Bolivia’s president talks of nationalizing all natural resources

TIQUIPAYA, Bolivia — Bolivia’s leftist President Evo Morales, who has nationalized some utility companies, raised the possibility Sunday of making all natural resource-related industries property of the state. “Another policy ought to be how we recover, or nationalize, all natural resources, so they are in the people’s hands under state…

Israel may jail illegal African migrants for three years without charge

JERUSALEM — Israel will be able to jail illegal migrants without charge for up to three years, an official said on Sunday, as part of efforts to curb a major influx of Africans from across the Egyptian border. An interior ministry spokeswoman told AFP that following a directive from minister…

Five bodies found in burned car on Arizona drug smuggling route

LOS ANGELES — Five bodies burnt beyond recognition have been found in the smoldering wreckage of an SUV on a popular drug trafficking route in the Arizona desert near the US-Mexico border, officials said. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he suspected the incident that took place off Interstate 8,…

George Zimmerman returns to Florida for jail after judge revokes bond

George Zimmerman has returned to Florida to turn himself in to police after having his bond revoked, a lawyer for the self-appointed neighbourhood watchman has said. Zimmerman, who is charged with the second-degree murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has until 2.30pm ET Sunday to surrender to authorities, having been…

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