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Japan’s quake region holds samurai festival

Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima region has kicked off a thousand-year-old horse festival, with riders in samurai armour defying an ongoing nuclear crisis to take to the streets and vow recovery. The “Soma Namaoi”, or wild horse chase, featured some 80 horses with riders in full samurai armour, and was dedicated this…

U.S., New Zealand leaders bond on trade, security

The United States and New Zealand hailed new cooperation in a once frosty relationship as President Barack Obama called for work on a trans-Pacific trade deal by November. Obama welcomed New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to the White House on Friday, hours after deadly attacks stunned Norway — an…

At least 80 killed in Norway twin attacks: police

Twin shooting and bomb attacks in Oslo and a nearby island have claimed at least 80 lives, a Norwegian police spokesman told AFP on Saturday. “We have confirmation that at least 80 people are dead. We do not exclude a higher toll,” said Are Frykholm. Earlier reports said at least…

UN fears crimes against humanity in Syria

UN officials have said Syrian security forces may have committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters, as at least eight more civilians were killed in massive protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. The UN concerns were expressed in a statement late Friday by Francis Deng, special adviser to…

World condemns ‘cowardly’ Norway attacks

Western governments lined up to condemn twin attacks in Norway which have claimed at least 87 lives, slamming the “cowardly” perpetrators as they vowed to step up intelligence cooperation. With Norway involved in both the Afghan and Libya campaigns, NATO’s chief said the alliance stood united against the “heinous” acts…

Afghan man, Asylum-seeker cuts throat in Australia protest

An asylum seeker cut his throat and dozens more were on hunger strike at an northern Australian detention centre, refugee activists said, taking immigration protests into their fourth day. Two men had cut themselves, “one on his arm and one on his throat”, at the remote Scherger detention centre in…

Norwegian shooter linked to right-wing extremism

Update: Reuters is now reporting that according to a Norwegian television station, the shooter “has links to right-wing extremism.” As fresh information trickles in about the bombing of government buildings in Norway’s capital of Oslo on Friday and the apparently related shootings at a summer camp for children of that…

NATO probes hacker’s claim of security breach

BRUSSELS — NATO is investigating claims by the hacker group Anonymous that it plundered sensitive data from alliance computers, a NATO official said Friday. “We are aware that Anonymous has claimed to have hacked us and we have security experts investigating these claims,” the official said. “We strongly condemn any…

Eight killed as Syria quells massive protests

Syrian security forces killed at least eight civilians on Friday as more than 1.2 million protesters swarmed cities in the north and east to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, activists said. Activists had called for Friday’s demonstrations on Facebook group The Syrian Revolution 2011, a driving force behind more than four months…

Dalai Lama doesn’t want to be like British queen

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is giving up his political duties as he plans a shift to democracy. But one model he doesn’t want to emulate is the British constitutional monarchy. “A ceremonial role? I don’t like it, to be like the British sort of queen,” the Dalai Lama…

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