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China detains Tibetan writer

Police in southwest China have detained a Tibetan writer amid scores of detentions in the region hit by anti-Chinese protests, according to a US-based broadcaster Radio Free Asia. A team of 20 policemen took Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, 33, from his home in Seda county, Sichuan province on Wednesday last week,…

Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighboring Libya, a security source briefed on the discovery told Reuters on Saturday. The find follows warnings from governments in the region that instability in Libya after…

Fujimori-era forced sterilization in Peru film spotlight

Widespread forced sterilizations during the government of Peru’s former president Alberto Fujimori, supposedly in the name of progress, are at the center of an explosive new documentary out this week. “They tied me up, and they cut me here,” said an emotional Micaela Flores, pointing to her belly, in the…

Pope wants to see Fidel Castro on Cuba trip: source

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict wants to see Fidel Castro on his trip to Cuba next month but the meeting will depend on the health of the communist country’s revolutionary leader, a senior Vatican official told Reuters on Saturday. The official, speaking of the sidelines of a ceremony after…

Syria forces fire on funeral, China urges bloodshed end

Security forces shot dead a mourner at a huge funeral on Saturday for demonstrators killed in rare protests in the Syrian capital, as a senior Chinese envoy issued a plea for the bloodshed to end. The Damascus funerals were for four people, two of them teenagers, killed when security forces…

‘Nodding disease’ confounds experts, kills children

Patrick Anywar, 14, lies curled up naked in the dust and midday heat of a Ugandan village, struggling to look up at his younger brother and sister playing in front of the family home. After a minute’s effort to face his siblings, Anywar’s head slumps onto his chest and his…

Strauss-Kahn ‘to be quizzed on prostitution ring’

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be quizzed as a suspect about involvement in an alleged illegal prostitution ring, a source familiar with the case said Saturday. He has been summoned for questioning on Tuesday in connection with a police probe into the organisation of sex parties in restaurants…

Saudi official renews call for Taliban to renounce Al-Qaeda

A senior Saudi official on Saturday called on the Taliban to lay down their arms and renounce Al-Qaeda as preconditions for Saudi-mediated peace talks with the Afghan government. “Saudi Arabia’s conditions for mediation … are that the Taliban lay down their weapons, engage in the political process and renounce Al-Qaeda,”…

Rio awash with revelers for Carnival

The Rio Carnival came alive Saturday with hundreds of thousands of revelers in outlandish costumes pouring into the city center for a mammoth, samba-driven Brazilian street fest. Drawing huge crowds a day after legendary King Momo declared the Carnival officially open was the Cordao da Bola Preta, the official name…

Poachers slaughter hundreds of elephants in Cameroon

Poachers have slaughtered some 200 elephants in a national park in northern Cameroon, about a third of the population, and the massacre is still going on, according to a wildlife protection group. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said a gang of Sudanese poachers had killed the free roaming…

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