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Hurricane Jova grows in Pacific, threatens Mexico

Hurricane Jova was strengthening as it headed for the southwestern Mexican coast, US meteorologists said Sunday, warning the system would likely grow further in the coming days. The category one hurricane was at 0900 GMT packing maximum sustained winds of up to 85 miles per hour (140 kilometers per hour),…

Dalai Lama pokes fun at China slurs, slams censorship

The Dalai Lama on Saturday slamed censorship in China as “immoral” and poked fun at denunciations of himself in a video chat with Desmond Tutu after he was not granted a visa in time to travel to South Africa. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s absence was symbolised by an empty…

Sri Lanka ruling party wins, polls marred by shootings

The Sri Lankan president’s party won 22 out of 23 local councils in elections, results showed Sunday, as police investigated a gun battle in which three people were killed. Two factions within the national ruling alliance clashed shortly before polling closed on Saturday, leaving a presidential aide and two of…

Malaysians protest Australian rare earth plant

Malaysian protesters rallied Sunday against plans to open a rare earth processing plant in an eastern resort town saying they fear it will harm the environment. Thousands attended the sunrise gathering at a seaside park in Kuantan to oppose plans by Australian miner Lynas Corp to open the plant near…

New Zealand Prime Minister demands oil slick answers

Salvage crews were scrambling to off-load oil from a stranded container ship in New Zealand’s pristine Bay of Plenty Sunday, as Prime Minister John Key demanded to know why the vessel hit a reef in calm waters. With the official Metservice forecasting deteriorating conditions, including possible gale-force winds, from Monday…

China grapples with revolutionary past, 100 years on

When the army of the Qing Dynasty turned its guns on the state on October 10 1911, it signalled the end of 2,000 years of imperial rule in China and the promise of a democratic republican government. The first shots were fired in Wuchang — part of today’s city of…

More bodies turn up in Veracruz gang war

Ten more bodies have been found in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Veracruz, just a week after authorities found another 32 cadavers stashed in two homes, authorities said Saturday. “The bodies of seven people” were located late Friday stacked in the back of a pickup truck, a state government…

Secret memo ‘justified’ killing of US-born Awlaqi

President Barack Obama’s administration crafted a legal document in secret ahead of the assassination of US-born Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaqi, which permitted the killing of an American citizen without trial, a report said. The secret memorandum was written in 2010 to justify the action despite a legal framework that prevents…

E.U. ‘Indignants’ camp out in Brussels park

About 150 anti-capitalist “Indignants” who marched from France, the Netherlands and Spain, defied a ban to set up camp in a Brussels park Saturday to protest EU-ordered austerity measures. The marchers, joined by Belgian protesters, arrived at Elisabeth Park in the rain by late afternoon, and started immediately to pitch…

Chavez slams ‘horrible repression’ of U.S. protests

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the “horrible repression” of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate “crazy” for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is…

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