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Indonesian organizers fight for Lady Gaga gig

Lady Gaga’s Indonesian promoters have vowed to fight to save her show, despite police denying it a permit and Islamic hardliners threatening “chaos” if she comes to the mostly Muslim nation. Production company Big Daddy reached out on Twitter to Lady Gaga fans, known as “little monsters”, saying it still…

Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes dead at 83

Carlos Fuentes, who died Tuesday aged 83, was one of the Spanish-speaking world’s best known writers, famous for his prolific output and his use of experimental language. President Felipe Calderon announced the writer’s death in a message on his Twitter account. The National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature confirmed he…

Long-running Frankfurt ‘Occupy’ camp cleared

German authorities on Wednesday cleared out a group of protesters who have camped for months in front of the European Central Bank, ahead of huge anti-capitalism protests expected at the weekend. Some of the demonstrators hurled paint at police who were moving them on, after they ignored a request to leave voluntarily,…

Tips for fighting zombie attacks: Canada says be prepared

MONTREAL — If you’re in Canada this summer, and you don’t want to die, then listen up. If you’re ready for a zombie attack, then you’re ready for just about anything. That’s the message British Columbia is sending its citizens and tourists in a website it launched this week, which…

China dissident Chen Guangcheng tells U.S. of abuse of family

WASHINGTON — A dissident at the center of a standoff between Beijing and Washington on Tuesday accused Chinese authorities of a pattern of abuse against his family as he again took his case to US lawmakers. Chen Guangcheng, a blind self-taught lawyer who last month dramatically escaped house arrest for…

U.S. visas ready for blind Chinese activist and family

The United States said Tuesday that visas are ready for activist Chen Guangcheng and his family once the Chinese authorities allow him to leave the country for the United States. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that “all of the processing on the US side has been completed” to…

British scientists protest budget cuts with mock funeral

When Vince Cable made his first major speech on science in September 2010, it was too much for Jenny Rohn, a cell biologist at University College London. Stung by the business secretary’s implication that “mediocre” British science deserved significant cuts in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review, she blogged: “Sod it.…

Police arrest at least five student protesters in Quebec

Riot police used teargas to disperse some 100 students and parents blocking the entrance of a college north of Montreal on Tuesday, as a student strike in Canada’s Quebec province entered a 14th week. Authorities also arrested at least five protesters after a tense standoff at College Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Therese,…

Man sets himself on fire outside Norway killer’s trial

An unidentified man set himself on fire Tuesday outside a courthouse in Oslo, Norway, where mass murderer Anders Breivik is on trial, leaving police insisting the bizarre self immolation was an act of a seriously disturbed individual and had nothing to do with Breivik. In a shocking video published to…

Afghanistan: Home to ‘world’s most extreme golf’

“Welcome to the most extreme golf in the world,” says the European Union ambassador to Afghanistan, as half-a-dozen heavily armed bodyguards fan out around him and scan the Kabul Golf Club course. But Vygaudas Usackas is not talking about security threats facing golfers in a war zone — he’s talking about the course. It is one…

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