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‘South Park: Stick of Truth’ videogame to be released in 2013

LOS ANGELES — The creators of the South Park cartoon sitcom known for crude language and lampooning hot-button social issues are about to whack the videogame world with “Stick of Truth.” Trey Parker and Matt Stone used a Microsoft Xbox 360 press event on Monday to unveil a “South Park:…

Vatican’s number two lashes against ‘ferocious’ leaks

ROME — Vatican’s powerful number two on Monday spoke out for the first time on the continued leaks of Holy See secret documents, denouncing them as a “ferocious, biting and organised” attack on the pope. “Attacks have always existed… this time it seems that the attacks are more targeted, sometimes…

Argentina ‘suing’ British oil companies over Falklands

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina declared British oil exploration off the Falklands “illegal” on Monday and immediately set about suing five companies for pursuing activities around the contested islands. Britain responded almost immediately, saying the islanders were entitled to develop their own natural resources and it was Buenos Aires that was…

The Vatican condemns nun’s sex-positive book

The Vatican has condemned a leading American nun for writing a book in which she praises female masturbation and approves divorce and gay sex and marriage, warning that the book must not be used by catholic educators. The Vatican’s criticism of Sister Margaret Farley, a professor emeritus of Christian ethics…

Facebook considers opening up to users under 13

Facebook is working on technology that would permit children under the age of 13 to use the social network site with parental supervision, people familiar with the effort said Monday. Facebook currently requires members to be at least 13, but the new effort is being made because many children lie…

11 killed in attack on Mexican drug rehab center

Gunmen using assault rifles have shot their way through a drug rehabilitation center in northwestern Mexico, killing 11 people and wounding at least nine others , police said. Dead bodies were strewn across blood-soaked beds, armchairs and floor at the church-operated rehabilitation center in the city of Torreon after the…

Moroccan activists push to end abortion ban

Hundreds of Moroccan women a day are resorting to backstreet abortions, a leading doctor has estimated, prompting calls for reform in a country where the termination of pregnancies remains illegal. Campaigners say some of those resorting to illegal abortion are the victims of rape, driven at least in part by…

Asia witnesses partial lunar eclipse

The first partial lunar eclipse of the year provided dramatic scenes across Asia late Monday, with a clear moon visible to many as the event unfolded. While Australia and the east of Japan watched as the Earth slid between the Moon and the Sun, casting a grey shadow over the…

Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees

Pope Benedict XVI has made an attempt to appease remarried Catholic divorcees by calling on parishes to integrate them, but he is a long way from changing the rules, Vatican watchers said Monday. Amid increasing calls from reformist Catholic groups to change Church attitudes towards divorcees and allow them to…

Kuwait tweeter sentenced to 10 years for insulting Prophet Mohammed

A lower court in Kuwait sentenced a Shiite tweeter to 10 years in jail on Monday on charges of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, his wife Aisha and companions, his lawyer Khaled al-Shatti said. “We plan to challenge the ruling against my client Hamad al-Naqi in the appeals court and we…

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