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Pakistani woman kills, attempts to cook husband

KARACHI — Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman who had killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts after he planned to marry another woman without her permission. The police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah Faisal colony of Pakistan’s…

Thousands evacuated after China chemical plant blast

BEIJING — Around 6,000 people were evacuated Thursday after an explosion at a chemical plant near the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported. The accident occurred early afternoon at the Futian Chemical Company in Panyu district, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the local government. Residents were evacuated after…

At least 17 killed in Syria violence: activists

NICOSIA — Eleven members of Syria’s security forces and two deserters were killed in clashes on Thursday in the flashpoint province of Homs, where at least four civilians also died, activists said. “Eleven soldiers and members of the security forces were killed in skirmishes” with deserters in the town of…

Portuguese workers strike over austerity measures

LISBON — A general strike against austerity measures grounded flights and paralysed public transport in Portugal Thursday as workers protested a tough 2012 budget aimed at helping the country pay its debt. Authorities cancelled nearly all flights in and out of the nation’s main airports, the Lisbon metro came to…

Karzai charges NATO with killing seven civilians

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday accused NATO-led international forces of killing seven civilians, most of them children, in an air strike in the southern province of Kandahar. “Initial reports as stated by the district sub-governor indicate that an air strike carried out by the international forces in Siacha…

Porn star Sunny Leone causes a stir in India

NEW DELHI — A Canadian porn star appearing in India’s biggest reality TV show is causing a stir in the mostly conservative country where sex is taboo and open displays of affection are still frowned upon. The busty Sunny Leone, best known for her roles in films as Not Charlie’s…

Mugabe calls Cameron ‘satanic’ for backing gay rights

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called British Prime Minister David Cameron “satanic” for considering withholding aid from countries that do not respect gay rights, state media said Thursday. “It becomes worse and satanic when you get a prime minister like Cameron saying countries that want British aid should…

Chevron suspends Brazil offshore drilling

BRASILIA — US oil giant Chevron Corporation said on Thursday that it had suspended its current and future drilling operations off Rio de Janeiro state, following a crude oil slick in the area. The company said in a statement that while its Brazilian subsidiary had not received formal notice from…

Curfew in Tunisian towns after violence

TUNIS — An overnight curfew has been declared across the central Tunisian mining region of Gafsa, in the wake of violence that began late Wednesday over job hiring, the TAP news agency reported on Thursday. The curfew was imposed from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am, according to a note from…

French police clash with anti-nuclear activists

Baton-wielding French police battled anti-nuclear protesters Wednesday as the last train carrying German nuclear waste treated in France set off on its journey home. A mobile police canteen was set on fire by demonstrators and at least three people were hurt, two protesters and a riot officer. Spooked by Japan’s…

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