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George Zimmerman wants a new judge

MIAMI — A Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on Friday requested that a new judge preside over his murder trial, accusing the current judge of bias against him. The State Attorney’s Office quickly objected to the motion filed by attorneys for George Zimmerman,…

Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck dead at 77

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning US film producer Richard Zanuck, famous for films including “Jaws,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and a string of Tim Burton movies, died Friday aged 77, his publicist said. The Hollywood veteran, son of Twentieth Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, worked with Burton on films from 2001′s…

Visa, MasterCard to pay over $6 billion to merchants in swipe fees case

WASHINGTON — Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard agreed Friday to pay more than $6 billion to millions of merchants which had sued them for allegedly fixing card-use fees. In a negotiated settlement to resolve the seven-year-old case, Visa agreed to pay $4.03 billion to settle the class-action lawsuit while…

Brazil puzzled by 512 penguins found dead on beaches

RIO DE JANEIRO — More than 500 penguins have been found dead on beaches of Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state, authorities said Friday. The Center of Coastal and Marine Studies (Ceclimar) said veterinarians were investigating the deaths of the 512 marine animals which beached on the coast between…

Apple gives in, rejoins environmentally friendly tech program

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple said Friday it was rejoining a program to certify its products as environmentally friendly after a controversy that could have dented sales of its popular gadgets. The California company behind iPads, iPhones, iPods and Macbooks said it was reversing its decision to quit the Electronic Product…

Police arrest Jamaican doctor for performing abortion on 12-year-old

Police in Jamaica have charged a prominent doctor with performing an abortion on a pregnant 12-year-old. Dr Lloyd Goldson, a Kingston based consultant, is said to have performed the abortion on 4 July. The girl’s mother has also been charged. Abortion is illegal in Jamaica, and in many other countries…

Philippine authorities seize 1,500 live fish and 150 live coral en route to Japan

Philippine authorities seized some 1,500 live aquarium fish and about 150 live pieces of brain coral at a Manila pier Friday just before they were to be shipped to Japan. The fish and corals in water-filled plastic bags stored in styrofoam boxes were seized by quarantine officers, said fisheries bureau…

Animal rights group pushes for Spanish bull run ban

Animal welfare group Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) urged Spanish authorities Friday to ban the famous Pamplona bull run, which left 22 people injured and 42 bulls dead this week. “Four Paws is demanding an immediate break with this cruel tradition, in which many people get hurt and many bulls suffer…

Indian village bans women under 40 from using cell phones in public

Police in northern India are investigating a village council after it banned “love marriages” and barred women under 40 from shopping alone or using mobile phones in public, reports said Friday. In a slew of restrictive measures on women’s behaviour, the council, or “panchayat,” in the predominantly Muslim village Asara…

Canada to appeal ruling that legalized assisted suicides

Canada’s attorney general announced Friday that he will appeal a lower court ruling that has cleared the way for assisted suicides. “The government is of the view that the Criminal Code provisions that prohibit medical professionals, or anyone else, from counseling or providing assistance in a suicide, are constitutionally valid,”…

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