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Uganda bans 38 NGOs for ‘promotion’ of LGBT issues

Uganda will ban 38 nongovernmental organisations for spreading homosexuality, the minister for ethics and integrity said on Wednesday. “I have investigated and established beyond reasonable doubt that these NGOs have been involved in the promotion and recruitment in terms of the [gay] issues,” Minister Simon Lokodo told AFP. Lokodo did…

Chinese dissident Weiwei banned from challenging multi-million-dollar tax bill

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was barred from a hearing Wednesday challenging a multi-million-dollar tax order against a firm he founded, he said, accusing authorities of trying to “crush” him. Ai, an internationally acclaimed artist also renowned for his political activism, disappeared into custody for 81 days last year as…

Vietnam’s tech-savvy entrepreneurs see boom in e-commerce

Vietnam’s young, tech-savvy population is turning to the Internet to break out of an economic system stifled by decades of communist rule, leading to a boom in e-commerce. Internet entrepreneur Thao Phuong earns twice as much money each month selling tropical fruit online to Hanoi housewives as she does from…

French Al-Qaeda leader captured in Pakistan

A French militant described as an Al-Qaeda leader linked to the 9/11 attacks has been captured in Pakistan, experts and a Pakistani official said Wednesday. Naamen Meziche was detained after disclosures by Younis al-Mauritani, apparently tasked by Osama bin Laden to plot attacks on Australia, Europe and the US and…

Afghan professor fired for book that calls ethnic group ‘liars, stubborn, violent and anti-Islamic’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday sacked four academics from a leading research centre over a book that sparked fury for reportedly insulting the Hazara ethnic group. The head of the Afghanistan Academy of Science and three other scholars were dismissed and referred to the attorney general’s office for questioning,…

Mother of world’s first test-tube baby dies at 64

The British woman who gave birth to the world’s first test tube baby has died aged 64, her family said on Wednesday. Lesley Brown made history on July 22, 1978 when her daughter Louise was born following pioneering in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. She died in hospital in Bristol, southwest England,…

Prosecution: Assange’s decision to seek Ecuador asylum ‘a tragedy’

Julian Assange’s decision to seek asylum in Ecuador is “a tragedy” for the two women who have accused him of sexual assault in Sweden, their lawyer has said. Claes Borgström, who represents the two unnamed women with whom the WikiLeaks founder had sexual relations in Stockholm in August 2010, told…

Suu Kyi to receive honor from Oxford University

Aung San Suu Kyi was to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford University on Wednesday in the city where she studied and brought up the family she would later leave behind. The Myanmar democracy icon will be presented with an honorary doctorate in civil law at the prestigious seat…

11 Afghans killed in suicide attack targeting NATO

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in the eastern town of Khost on Wednesday has risen to 11, a senior hospital official said. Amir Padsha, the director of Khost city hospital said the dead included three police officers and eight civilians.…

39 dead in Syria as UN monitors say they are ‘obliged’ to stay

Twenty-eight soldiers were among 39 people killed in violence in Syria on Wednesday, a rights group said, as UN observers said they were “morally obliged” to stay in the country despite the risks. Russia resisted Western pleas to help remove President Bashar al-Assad from power despite escalating hostilities that have…

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