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Canadian court rules to allow brothels

A Canadian court on Monday quashed portions of a law banning brothels and living off the avails of prostitution, lifting key barriers which it said put sex trade workers at risk of harm. The Ontario Court of Appeal, however, upheld a ban on communicating for the purposes of selling sex.…

French medical groups accuse celebrity diet guru Pierre Dukan of ethics violations

French medical orders have filed complaints against celebrity diet guru Pierre Dukan, whose diet was reportedly used by the Middleton family ahead of Kate’s wedding to Britain’s Prince William. Both the French and the Parisian Medical Councils accuse Dukan, who promotes a high-protein diet that has seen him sell millions…

Italian wine industry booming despite European debt crisis

Italy’s wine industry is flourishing despite the recession, with booming exports to foreign markets and competitive domestic pricing, experts said Monday at the start of the Vinitaly trade fair. “Italian wine growers have been able to seize the moment,” said Giovanni Mantovani, director of Verona Fiere, the company which organises…

Wife of U.S. soldier accused in Afghan massacre: ‘He loves children’

The wife of a US soldier accused of fatally shooting 17 Afghan civilians broke her silence Monday, insisting in a television interview that her husband was not capable of the heinous crimes. “I have no idea what happened. But he would not — he loves children. And he would not…

Turkish company uses Hitler to sell shampoo

A Turkish company is hoping that images of Adolf Hitler will entice men to buy their shampoo. The Turkish company Biomen has come under fire after they created an advertisement that uses black and white footage of the German dictator urging customers to purchase their “100 percent male shampoo.” “If…

Ahmadinejad tirade on Afghanistan prompts U.S. walkout

A US delegation walked out of a conference in Tajikistan Monday during a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lambasting US policy on Afghanistan as the source of all the nation’s troubles. Ahmadinejad launched his new tirade against Washington at the meeting in the Tajik capital Dushanbe attended by leaders of Afghanistan’s neighbours as well…

Tibetan protester sets himself ablaze in New Delhi

A Tibetan exile set himself on fire and suffered extreme burns as he ran down a street in New Delhi on Monday to protest against an upcoming visit to India by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The 27-year-old, identified by fellow protesters as Janphel Yeshi, carried out his attempted self-immolation in Jantar Mantar, a city centre venue…

Gunman in Afghan army uniform kills two NATO troops

A man in Afghan army uniform shot dead two NATO soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Monday, raising to 13 the number of foreign troops to die in a series of such killings this year. Almost one in seven of the 90 foreign soldiers to have died in Afghanistan this year has been killed in…

Slovenian referendum unexpectedly rejects rights for same-sex couples

By Bojan Kavcic LJUBLJANA — Slovenians voted Sunday against granting gay couples rights similar to those of married heterosexuals, in a referendum forced by conservative groups and the Catholic Church. With over 99 percent of ballots counted, the results showed that 54.77 percent of voters rejected a proposed new family…

Think-tank foresees another Afghan civil war as West leaves

KABUL — The West wants to pull out of Afghanistan “with or without a settlement” and attempts to negotiate with the Taliban are unlikely to lead to lasting peace, a report by a respected think-tank said Monday. In a hard-hitting document the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) condemned “desperate and…

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