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LulzSec claims to have obtained trove of News Corp. emails

Online hacking group LulzSec said Monday night it had obtained a large cache of emails from the servers of News International, the News Corp. subsidiary which oversees global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers. Along with the emails, LulzSec said it had unearthed the email logins and passwords for News…

Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister sworn in

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s first woman foreign minister — and also its youngest — was sworn in on Tuesday, ending a five-month job vacancy a week before crucial peace talks in India. Hina Rabbani Khar, aged 34, is also expected to meet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines…

Watch live: Murdoch faces Parliament

Update: Murdoch testimony interrupted after he’s hit in face with plate full of shaving cream. Watch video of the attack here. Update 2: Murdoch’s testimony has ended. After a short recess, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is expected to testify next. Watch this live video from MSNBC.…

Japan halts Fukushima cattle shipments on radiation worries

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government ordered the suspension of all shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima prefecture on Tuesday after discovering that cattle fed rice straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium had been shipped nationwide. The discovery has added to consumer worries over food safety following contamination incidents…

Israeli ships surround French boat near Gaza: organiser

At least three Israeli military ships surrounded a French-flagged yacht as it neared Gaza, seeking to breach Israel’s blockade on the territory, an organiser told AFP on Tuesday. “The boat is surrounded by at least three Israeli ships and since 9:06 am (0706 GMT) all the communications have been jammed.…

Guinea president’s home hit by rocket fire

The residence of Guinea’s recently installed president was hit by rocket fire as sustained heavy weapons’ fire rocked the capital Conakry overnight, officials told AFP on Tuesday. An official in the president’s office told AFP that President Alpha Conde was unhurt. “He is safe and sound,” said the official, Francois…

‘Air-conditioned clothes’ help Japan beat heat

As jackets go it looks far from fashionable, but its Japanese maker cannot meet sky-rocketing demand for “air conditioned” coats with built-in fans. Kuchofuku Co. Ltd — whose name literally means “air-conditioned clothing” — has seen orders soar amid power shortages in Japan after the devastating March 11 earthquake and…

Clinton pushes security, trade ties in India

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for deeper regional security cooperation and trade ties in talks with Indian leaders Tuesday, held in the shadow of triple bomb blasts in Mumbai. India’s concerns over the US troop drawdown in Afghanistan and New Delhi’s renewed peace talks with arch-rival Pakistan are…

Gym workout caused Seoul building tremor: experts

South Korean experts said Tuesday they believe a vigorous gym exercise session caused a high-rise building in the capital to shake for 10 minutes this month, prompting hundreds to flee in panic. They said tests showed that oscillations created by a group of Tae Bo practitioners on the 12th floor…

Greek default must be avoided, says ECB chief

The responsibility to prevent Greece from defaulting lies with eurozone governments, European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet told a Slovak newspaper in an interview published on Tuesday. “A credit event, selective default or default must be avoided,” Trichet told the daily Hospodarske Noviny, repeating the central bank’s line two days…

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