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Anti-austerity protesters urge Spain government to resign in Madrid rally

Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators marched in the Spanish capital Saturday calling for the conservative government to resign because of its severe budget cuts. “They don’t represent us”, “More education fewer police”, demonstrators shouted as dozens of police vehicles followed the march to near the parliament building which was cordoned off.…

In world first, biggest refugee camp gets university

In world first, biggest refugee camp gets university Refugees in the world’s largest refugee camp will soon be able to go for higher education at the world’s first university being set up near a camp for its inhabitants. The campus is being set up by Kenya’s Kenyatta University (KU) near the…

NY Times endorses Obama, rips Romney’s ‘regressive’ policies

The New York Times on Saturday endorsed President Obama’s reelection bid, arguing in a lengthy op-ed that he offered far superior policies to Mitt Romney on virtually every important issue. Yet the paper not only endorsed Obama over his Republican challenger, but took every opportunity to denounce Romney’s policies—and those…

Former cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan detained and ‘interrogated over drone views’ by U.S. immigration

Former cricket captain turned politician detained on flight from Canada to New York to be questioned over his views on jihad Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain turned politician, was taken off an international flight from Canada to New York and questioned by US immigration officials over his views…

Sandy regains hurricane strength

Sandy regained hurricane strength on Saturday after briefly weakening to tropical storm status, the National Hurricane Center said. Air Force hurricane hunter planes registered sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers) as the storm churned northward off the US East coast, the US weather agency said. Dubbed a…

Obama, Romney stump in battleground states

US President Barack Obama and his rival Mitt Romney hunted for votes in battleground states Saturday after the Republican challenger propelled the economy to the forefront of the campaign by promising to restore the country’s economic engine. Romney will take his message to Florida voters while Obama plans to defend…

DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton still fighting for district’s statehood

Eleanor Holmes Norton pounds her fist in frustration over her role as a non-voting member of the US Congress. She has endured this second-class status for 20 years. “I’m like any other Representative in the House, or I should say a delegate. The only difference is, I don’t have the…

U.S. and Canada launch joint cybersecurity plan

Canada and the United States announced they were launching a joint cybsersecurity plan to protect their digital infrastructure from online threats. The action plan, under the auspices of the US Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada, aims to better protect critical digital infrastructure and improve the response to…

Acclaimed experimental chef hails tampons as palate-cleansers

Experimental chef Heston Blumenthal has adopted an unorthodox method for cleansing his palate, he revealed on Saturday — sucking on tampons. Blumenthal, famed for serving up dishes such as snail porridge and worm pizza, told the Guardian that the high absorbency of tampons makes them perfect for soaking up juices…

Hitachi to buy British nuclear power venture for $628 million

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi is set to buy Horizon, a joint venture planning to build nuclear reactors in Britain, in a deal valued at 50 billion yen ($628 million), reports said Saturday. The Japanese firm has nearly finalised an agreement with the firm’s German owners, RWE and E.ON, the Asahi…

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