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China executes four drug traffickers on ‘anti-drug day’

China executed four convicted drug traffickers and sentenced at least 15 others to death Tuesday as the nation marked global anti-drug day, state press reported. Courts in four Chinese provinces sentenced a total of 117 people for drug trafficking on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Xinhua…

Egypt court suspends military arrests

Egypt’s administrative court suspended on Tuesday a justice ministry decision to allow the ruling military powers to arrest civilians, a judicial source said. The court took the decision after reviewing an appeal filed by 17 rights groups against the controversial decree passed on June 13. “The decision creates extraordinary powers…

Family of woman who underwent forced abortion in China attacked as ‘traitors’

The family of a woman whose forced late-term abortion caused outrage in China have been attacked as “traitors” for discussing her plight with foreigners, while her husband has not been seen for two days, according to a a relative and a lawyer. Authorities in Ankang, in Shaanxi province, last week…

Four presidents propose power of eurozone authorities over national governments

European leaders have drafted a radical plan to turn the 17 countries of the eurozone into a full-fledged political federation within a decade in an attempt to placate the financial markets by demonstrating a political will to save the single currency in the medium-term. The incendiary proposals for a banking,…

Tokyo police probe man who cooked his own genitals

Print Related Content A Japanese chef prepares food at a cookery school in Paris. Tokyo police are investigating whether a man who cooked his own severed genitals and served them to five paying diners committed a crime A Japanese chef prepares food at … Tokyo police are investigating whether a…

France ‘ready to share budget sovereignty’ with EU partners

France must agree to share sovereignty over its budget with its EU partners, French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac said on Tuesday. He told BFM TV and RMC radio: “This is what we are talking about, budget solidarity in Europe which implies that not only that the French budget, but also…

Arab Spring poses UK terror threat: MI5 boss

The Arab Spring uprisings have given Al-Qaeda new arenas in which to rebuild, increasing the chances of home-grown terrorist attacks in Britain, the head of its domestic intelligence agency warned Monday. Instability in the region had created “a permissive environment for Al-Qaeda”, Jonathan Evans, director general of MI5 said in…

Decapitated Belgian trekker found in Nepal

Nepalese police Tuesday launched a murder investigation after the body of a Belgian woman was found decapitated in a popular trekking spot in the Himalayas. Debbie Maveau, 23, had been missing for 10 days before her badly decomposed body was found on June 14 beneath a hiking trail in the…

Israel starts West Bank outpost evacuation

Residents of Israel’s Ulpana settlement outpost neighbourhood in the West Bank began evacuating their homes on Tuesday after a court ruled their homes illegal and ordered them razed. The evacuation was proceeding peacefully, with 15 of the neighbourhood’s 30 families moving their possessions to a nearby temporary neighbourhood — also…

British police use smartphone App to catch ‘rioters’

British police on Tuesday loaded almost 3,000 images onto a smartphone App and invited the public to help them identify people suspected of taking part in last year’s London riots. The Metropolitan Police force loaded 2,880 CCTV images onto its App and urged people to sift through the images and…

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