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Royal palace among Norway suspect’s other targets

The royal palace and the headquarters of the governing Labour Party were on self-confessed Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik’s list of targets, the tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Saturday. “During his interrogation, he said that he had planned to attack other targets, but on July 22 it was only the…

Floods wash N. Korean landmines into S. Korea

North Korean landmine parts apparently churned up by torrential rains have washed up across the border in South Korea, prompting a search for more weapons, the defence ministry said Saturday. The wooden shells of two North Korean landmines were found Thursday in a cistern near the Hantan River in Cheolwon…

Japan floods claim first victim

Floods claimed their first victim in Japan and nearly 300,000 people were urged to flee their homes Saturday as a weather system that killed dozens on the Korean peninsula swept the country. Local governments in the central province of Niigata and tsunami-hit Fukushima issued the guidance after the national weather…

Xbox addict ‘dies from blood clot’

The family of a budding computer programmer have on Saturday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing online computer games after their son died following a marathon session on his Xbox. A post-mortem revealed that 20-year-old Chris Staniforth — who was offered a place to…

Knox trial in Italy told no DNA on knife blade

A forensic expert in Amanda Knox’s appeal against her conviction for murdering her British roommate in Italy said Saturday that no DNA was found on the blade of the presumed murder weapon. The original trial for the 2007 murder in the medieval Italian university town of Perugia had heard that…

Militants attack gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday attacked a terminal on the gas pipeline to Israel for the fifth time since February, a security official said. Gunmen on motorbikes and cars lobbed grenades and tried to storm the terminal at Al-Shulaq in north Sinai but were confronted by armed forces, leading to clashes.…

Scandal-tainted Indian minister to quit Sunday

The chief minister of a southern Indian state who is accused of being at the centre of a $3.6-billion mining fraud will resign on Sunday, he said Saturday. B.S. Yeddyurappa, 68, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka state, announced he would quit in an…

Iceland citizens write a new constitution through online collaboration

By Agnes Valdimarsdottir REYKJAVIK — A group of 25 ordinary citizens on Friday presented to Iceland’s parliamentary speaker a new constitution draft, which they compiled with the help of hundreds of others who chipped in online. The group had been working on the draft since April and posted its work…

Libyan rebels apparently kill their own military commander

By Rania El Gamal BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya’s rebel military commander was shot dead in an incident shrouded in mystery, dealing a blow to the Western-backed forces struggling to topple Muammar Gaddafi. Rebels said Abdel Fattah Younes, long a member of the veteran leader’s inner circle before defecting in…

Hug-a-porn-star draws crowds to Hong Kong comic fair

A Japanese porn star’s hugging contest and covetable limited edition action figures are drawing record crowds of manga-crazed youngsters to Hong Kong’s annual comic fair. Hundreds of excited teens camped out for days so they could be among the first inside the venue, turning elevated walkways leading into the city’s…

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