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Yoko Ono to give peace award to Russian punk band ‘Pussy Riot’

Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon, will bestow a peace award in the couple’s name to Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rockers, in New York on Friday. The biennial Lennon-Ono Grant for Peace will be given to Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of jailed…

‘Planetary emergency’ due to Arctic melt, experts warn

Experts warned of a “planetary emergency” due to the unforeseen global consequences of Arctic ice melt, including methane gas released from permafrost regions currently under ice. Columbia University and the environmental activist group Greenpeace held separate events Wednesday to discuss US government data showing that the Arctic sea ice has…

‘Wife’ of Jesus theory attracts scepticism

A US professor has caused a sensation in Rome where she spoke about an ancient papyrus fragment that refers to the “wife” of Jesus, but the theory that Christ could have been married is seen with great scepticism in the Vatican and by historians. Professor Karen King, who teaches at…

Judge refuses to throw out Alec Baldwin stalking charges

A US judge declined Wednesday to throw out stalking charges that Alec Baldwin has filed against a Canadian actress, the woman’s attorney said. Attorney Maurice Sercarz had filed a motion on July 26 asking the judge to ditch the accusations on the grounds that they were vague, but Judge Mark…

Syrians make olive fuel for winter heating

Working together in the open air, Abu Ahmad’s family uses buckets to empty what appears from a distance to be a pit of crude oil outside the rebel-held Syrian town of Al-Bab. The source of the winter fuel these farmers will use is not crude, however, but olives. Abu Ahmad…

Saint’s dried blood liquefies in repeat of ‘miracle’

The dried blood of the Roman Catholic patron saint of Naples mysteriously turned to liquid Wednesday in a repeat of what residents consider a miracle and good omen, the local church said. A small crowd at the cathedral in the southern Italian city cheered at the announcement, when city archbishop…

U.S. finance industry warned of cyber attacks

NEW YORK — A US financial industry group warned banks and other institutions to beware of cyber attacks Wednesday, after some firms reported sporadic problems with their websites. The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center said it raised its cyber threat level from “elevated” to “high.” The group, which…

Mars rover to launch first rock study

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Curiosity Rover will study its first martial rock Friday, more than a month after landing on the Red Planet, mission officials said. Mars Science Laboratory project scientist John Grotzinger said the rover drove for another 100 feet (30 meters) last night, for a total travel distance of…

Libya security official resigns after U.S. embassy attack

BENGHAZI, Libya — A Libyan official quit his job on Wednesday highlighting tensions in the security establishment after a deadly attack killed four Americans, including the ambassador, in Benghazi. “There are problems at the ministry of interior and disputes between the security services,” Fawzi Wanis al-Kadhafi, head of the supreme…

U.S. judge won’t lift Samsung tablet ban

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has refused to lift a ban on US sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computers as legal brawling continued between the South Korean electronics titan and Apple. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh cancelled a Thursday hearing at which Samsung and Apple were to…

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