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Costa cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

An Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struckCosta Concordia was adrift on Tuesday in pirate-infested seas off the Seychelles with no power and with more than 1,000 people on board. A blaze in the engine room of the Costa Allegra saw the liner stranded in the dangerous and choppy Indian Ocean seas and it…

Indonesia releases orangutans into the wild

Four orangutans were released into the wild on Indonesia’s Borneo island on Tuesday, an official said, as the country ramps up efforts to protect the animals from extinction. They were the first among 40 orangutans planned to be released by the end of the year, Mega Hariyanto, the forestry ministry’s conservation chief for Central…

Leading French candidate vows 75 percent tax on super rich

The Socialist tipped to become France’s next president took aim at the wealthy Tuesday with plans to slap a 75 percent tax rate on top earners. Francois Hollande said it was simply a case of “patriotism to accept to pay extra tax to get the country back on its feet again” and reverse…

Children left behind in world’s city boom: UNICEF

More than one billion children now live in crowded cities around the world but too many are stuck among the poorest of the poor without electricity, water or education, a UN report said Tuesday. “Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services,” the…

Thai activist jailed for royal slurs

A Thai political activist has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in the latest in a series of convictions under the kingdom’s controversial royal defamation laws. The Criminal Court in Bangkok found Surachai Danwattananusorn guilty of insulting the monarchy during several public speeches he gave to…

Piracy threatens West Africa oil expansion

UNITED NATIONS — Piracy is a growing threat to West Africa’s plans to double oil production over the next decade and is already having a devastating impact on ports, the UN Security Council was warned Monday. A growing number of attacks are being recorded in the Gulf of Guinea and…

Wikileaks emails indicate Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities

Growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear facilities may prove to be all for naught. Officials from the global intelligence company Stratfor allegedly discussed that Israel may have already destroyed the Iranian nuclear facility, according to one of the emails released by Wikileaks Monday. In one of the over five million emails…

Murdoch’s ‘Sun’ newspaper found to be illegally paying sources

LONDON (Reuters) – Journalists at Britain’s Sun newspaper paid large sums of cash to corrupt public officials, aware the practice was criminal, an inquiry into press ethics heard on Monday, revelations that could prove damaging to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. The police officer heading three criminal inquires centered on Murdoch’s…

Former President Bill Clinton among Nobel Prize nominees

OSLO (Reuters) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, and former President Bill Clinton may be among the hundreds of nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, rights activists say. The list of nominees, which is now officially closed for this year, is secret and Nobel officials…

Mandela recovering at home after hospital stay

Nelson Mandela was recovering at home in Johannesburg on Monday after being released from hospital with a clean bill of health, easing fears over the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle. The 93-year-old former president was released Sunday after spending the night in hospital for a minor exploratory procedure to investigate…

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