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Transatlantic US Airways passenger detained in Maine for suspicious behavior

A transatlantic US Airways flight from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to an airport in Maine after reports of a passenger acting suspiciously. Two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane into the airport at Bangor, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad). The transportation security…

Domestic violence is west Africa’s biggest threat: report

Husbands, not strangers or men with guns, are now the biggest threat to women in post-conflict west Africa, according to a report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) released on Tuesday. The IRC report, Let Me Not Die Before My Time: Domestic Violence in West Africa, based on data collected…

Nigerian roadside barbecue shacks thrive in the midst of Islamist insurgency

The fire burns and the smoke rises in this violence-torn Nigerian city, but the sweet smell that follows makes clear there is no reason to be afraid — unless you are vegetarian. “The people here have high culinary taste,” 32-year-old Isa Jaja explained while trimming fat off a slab of…

36 more arrested in Quebec student protests

Police in Quebec arrested 36 protesters in the latest demonstrations over plans to raise university tuition hikes, authorities said Tuesday. The demonstrations, which took place in the town of Sherbrooke late Monday, could result in fines of between $1,000 and $5,000, according to authorities, who said about 100 protesters, mostly…

Canadian anti-whaling activist blames Japan for recent arrest in Germany

Militant environmental group Sea Shepherd’s leader Paul Watson on Tuesday suggested Japan was involved in his recent arrest in Germany, as he vowed to continue his campaign against whaling. Watson is on bail while German authorities decide whether he can be extradited to Costa Rica on charges stemming from a…

First woman to command Royal Navy warship takes helm

Four hundred and fifty years after the founding of the modern Royal Navy, a woman will take command of a major British warship on Tuesday for the first time. Women have captained smaller vessels, likesuch as minesweepers, but not the large frigates and destroyers, which are regarded as the bulwarks…

‘Grandpa’ fights for Bulgarian zoo’s survival

“Come babe, come to grandpa. Don’t be afraid,” Behcet Ali coos as he handfeeds two eight-month-old lion cubs at his tiny zoo in the sleepy northeastern Bulgarian town of Razgrad. At 82, Bai (Granddad) Behcet, as he is known locally, is Bulgaria’s oldest zookeeper, famous for raising over 15 lion cubs during his 33 years of…

U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan ‘plans to quit’

US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, a veteran diplomat who previously served as the US envoy to Iraq, Pakistan and Syria, plans to step down soon, CBS news reported early Tuesday. The surprise news came after the conclusion of a NATO summit in Chicago in which leaders charted a path out of the unpopular war in…

World’s soccer organization FIFA appoints first woman to executive committee

FIFA has appointed the first woman to its executive committee on Tuesday, as world football’s governing body bids to restore its image after a series of corruption scandals. Lydia Nsekera, president of the Burundi Football Association, has been co-opted onto the executive committee and will be formally installed at the FIFA Congress in Budapest on Friday, FIFA said in a…

IMF supports Cameron plan to slow pace of austerity

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday supported Britain’s decision to slow the pace of tough austerity measures to lift the country’s growth amid major risks from the eurozone debt crisis. “The slower pace of fiscal consolidation this year is appropriate,” said IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at the release of the fund’s annual country assessment for Britain. The world’s…

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