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Japan ‘was unprepared’ for nuclear disaster

TOKYO — The operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant and government regulators were woefully unprepared for disaster, the first official probe into the March 11 catastrophe said Monday. An independent panel set up to investigate the events around the world’s worst nuclear accident in a generation said Tokyo…

Man tried to take 247 animals on plane

BUENOS AIRES — A Czech national was nabbed in Argentina for trying to board a transatlantic flight with 247 live animals including poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles packed in a bulging suitcase, reports said Monday. The man identified as Karel Abelovsky, 51, was caught while trying to board a flight…

Afghanistan clears oil deal with China’s CNPC

KABUL — Afghanistan has agreed to sign a deal with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for oil exploration and extraction, the president’s office said in a statement Monday. The state-owned Chinese oil giant will develop three oil fields, along with Afghan company Watan Group, located in the Amu river zone…

Chinese activist jailed for 10 years: rights group

BEIJING — A Chinese court said Monday it had jailed veteran activist Chen Xi for 10 years for subversion, one of the longest sentences yet to be handed down in this year’s crackdown on dissent. The court in the southwestern province of Guizhou convicted Chen, who was involved in the…

Indian student shot dead in Britain: police

LONDON — An Indian student was shot dead Monday in Manchester by a white man, police said, announcing an investigation. Anuj Bidve, 23, was murdered in the early hours as he walked with friends from his hotel in Salford, an area to the west of Manchester, towards the city centre.…

Four dead in southern Ivory Coast clashes

ABIDJAN — Four people were killed and 15 were injured in inter-ethnic clashes on Monday near the Ivory Coast economic capital Abidjan, a defence ministry spokesman said Monday. The clashes pitting indigenous Abidji against ethnic Malinke hailing from the north and rebels-turned-government forces claimed the lives of two soldiers and…

Man stabbed to death during post-Christmas rush in London

A man was stabbed to death on London’s Oxford Street on Monday as bargain hunters crowded into the post-Christmas sales on one of Britain’s busiest shopping thoroughfares, police said. Police made a number arrests after the man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was killed near…

Christian Nigerians scared after attacks kill 40, destroy churches and shops

Fear gripped Nigeria on Monday after a wave of Christmas bombings blamed on Islamists killed at least 40, including worshippers who were left begging for mercy as they exited a church. Hundreds of residents sought to flee the violence-torn city of Damaturu on Monday fearing further attacks and clashes between…

Jewish gender segregation campaign turns violent

Extra Israeli police patrolled the streets of a small town nearJerusalem on Monday after a campaign by ultra-Orthodox Jews to segregate men and women erupted into violence. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a man from the town ofBeit Shemesh was arrested on Monday over an assault on Sunday on a TV crew filming…

Afghanistan sets ground rules for Taliban talks

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan will accept a Taliban office in Qatar to help peace talks but no foreign power can get involved in the process without its consent, the government’s peace council said, as efforts gather pace to find a solution to the 10-year war. Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, in a note to foreign missions,…

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