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Australians find huge mega-wombat graveyard

Australian scientists Thursday unveiled the biggest-ever graveyard of an ancient rhino-sized mega-wombat called diprotodon, with the site potentially holding valuable clues on the species’ extinction. The remote fossil deposit in outback Queensland state is thought to contain up to 50 diprotodon skeletons including a huge specimen named Kenny, whose jawbone…

Suu Kyi set for historic British parliament address

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will on Thursday address both houses of parliament — a rare honour bestowed on only four foreign dignitaries since World War II. Suu Kyi will follow in the footsteps of US President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI when she speaks in the…

Arabs urge Russia to stop arming Syria as Homs battered

The Arab League demanded on Thursday that Russia stop supplying arms to Syria, as a regime onslaught of Homs and its surrounds appeared to stall a Red Cross bid to rescue trapped civilians. The pan-Arab bloc’s deputy secretary general Ahmed Ben Hilli issued the appeal in an interview in which…

Asylum-seeker boat carrying 200 capsizes off Australia

A Sri Lankan refugee boat with 200 people believed to be on board capsized off Australia’s remote Christmas Island Thursday, with police saying scores could have died. The accident, which unfolded mid-afternoon in Indonesian waters, could become one of the worst refugee boat disasters off Australia since the SIEV X…

Apple fined $2.29 mln over Australian ’4G’ iPad

Apple has been fined Aus$2.25 million (US$2.29 million) for “deliberately” misleading Australian consumers about the local 4G capability of its latest iPad. The tech giant was also ordered to pay Aus$300,000 in costs by the Federal Court in a case brought by regulators, who said the penalty sent a message…

Egypt on edge as election results delayed

Egypt was on edge Thursday after the Muslim Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of “confrontation” unless their candidate is named new president to succeed toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The delay in announcing the results, due Thursday, of the June 16-17 presidential vote heightened the Brotherhood’s fears of a…

How neo-Nazis are making money from YouTube advertising

Extremists post videos to exploit Google Adsense and share revenues from advertisers such as Virgin Media, BT and O2 Neo-Nazis are using YouTube’s revenue-sharing system on adverts to obtain payments from companies such as Virgin Media, BT and O2 without their knowledge or consent. By putting videos on YouTube, extremist…

Mississippi overtakes Texas, executes sixth inmate this year

Mississippi executed its sixth death row inmate this year, overtaking Texas as the US state that has put the most inmates to death so far in 2012, authorities said. Gary Carl Simmons, 49, was put to death by lethal injection at 6:16 pm (2316 GMT), prison officials said. Simmons was…

Egypt delays poll results, Mubarak still in coma

Egypt’s election commission delayed the announcement of presidential results scheduled for Thursday, as tension spiked over who will succeed ailing ousted president Hosni Mubarak after moves by the ruling military to extend powers. “Egypt’s election commission, headed by Judge Faruq Sultan… has decided to delay the announcement of the presidential…

World leaders weigh ‘green’ economy at Rio summit

World leaders attending a UN summit in Rio weighed steps to root out poverty and protect the environment as thousands of activists marched through the city center in protest. UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that “time is not on our side” for fixing a mounting list of problems as he…

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