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Stray parakeet tells Japanese police where he lives

A pet parakeet was returned to its owner Wednesday after the lost bird told police its home address near Tokyo. The male bird had escaped early Sunday morning from its owner’s home in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, and remained at large before perching on the shoulder of a guest staying in…

Taliban hit Kabul after Obama visit

Taliban bombers attacked a heavily fortified guesthouse used by Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday, announcing the start of their annual “spring offensive” in defiance of assertions from US President Barack Obama during a visit to Afghanistan that the war was ending. Seven people were killed after attackers dressed in burqas detonated a suicide car bomb and clashed…

Taliban announce Afghan ‘spring offensive’

The Taliban militia announced their “spring offensive” would begin across Afghanistan on Thursday. Code-named Al-Farouq, the primary targets of the offensive would be “foreign invaders, their advisors, their contractors, all those who help them militarily and in intelligence”, the militants said on their website. “Al-Farouq spring offensive will be launched on May 3 all…

U.S. envoy: Worst ‘not over’ in Yemen

Two months after a new president took power in Yemen, replacing veteran Ali Abdullah Saleh, the UN envoy to the unrest-hit country cautioned that the worst may not be over, though a transition plan remains on track. In an interview with AFP in Sanaa, Jamal Benomar also said Yemen is still facing serious security challenges…

Putin, Medvedev toast May Day at Soviet pub

MOSCOW — Russia’s leaders Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev rolled back the years Tuesday as they took a round of May Day drinks in a Moscow pub popular for beer-drinking since Soviet times. The Zhiguli pub just off the central Arbat street is a Moscow institution, known for its cheap…

Fired Bahrain protesters demand jobs back on May Day

DUBAI — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Shiite villages in Bahrain on Tuesday to demand being reinstated in jobs from which they were fired during last year’s uprising, witnesses said. “Returning to our jobs is a right,” read the banners of the protesters who gathered for the…

Over 20,000 Tunisians in May Day march for national unity

TUNIS — Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched for national unity on Tuesday, chanting slogans borrowed from the popular uprising that toppled Zine El Abidine Ben Ali over a year ago. On Habib Bouguiba avenue, a symbol of the revolution, more than 20,000 Tunisians marched, waving the country’s red and…

Japanese tsunami debris heading to Hawaii

Wreckage from Japan’s tsunami – fishing gear and furniture, footballs and ships – has swept across the Pacific far faster than expected, with thousands of tonnes projected to land on North American shores this year. Scientists believe lighter objects such as buoys and oil drums began reaching land last November…

Media watchdog group: Internet freedom threatened by ‘hasty legislation’

Governments across the world – including those in the US and UK – are posing a threat to internet freedom through “hasty” legislation passed due to security fears, the head of an international media watchdog has warned. Dunja Mijatovic, the representative for freedom of the media for the 56 countries…

Corporate consolidation threatens small British organic beef farms

Carl Gray, who raises beef cattle on around 340 hectares (830 acres) of rolling countryside near Tewkesbury, was surprised to get the letter. It came from Vion, the abattoir and cutting factory where he sends his organic cattle for processing for Tesco. Vion is a Dutch farmer-owned company that has…

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