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E.U. plans payments for fishermen who catch plastic

In a unique compromise arrangement, the European Union believes it may have found a way to address the concerns of fishermen and environmental activists, even as it works to address the problem of overfishing that’s devastated marine life in coastal areas. They’re going to pay fishermen to catch plastic instead,…

Sony tells Congress Anonymous might be responsible for massive PlayStation hack

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) does not know who stole data from nearly 75 million customer accounts on their PlayStation and Sony Online services, but they claim to have a hunch. In an open letter to members of the U.S. House Subcomittee on Commerce Manufacturing and Trade, the chairman of…

Hundreds of girls raped, murdered in Tanzania for black magic AIDS ‘cure’

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and albino girls are being raped because of a belief they offer a cure for AIDS, a Canadian rights group said on Thursday. At least 63 albinos, including children, are…

Archbishop of Canterbury ‘uncomfortable’ with killing of unarmed bin Laden

LONDON — The leader of the world’s Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, said on Thursday he felt “very uncomfortable” over the killing of Osama bin Laden while unarmed. Williams also criticised the conflicting versions that American officials have given of the Al-Qaeda leader’s death in a US commando raid…

UN rights chief wants ‘full facts’ on bin Laden killing

OSLO — UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday called for “a full disclosure of the accurate facts” to determine the legality of the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “I’m still for a full disclosure of the accurate facts,” Pillay told reporters in Oslo. “I think it’s…

No resistance in ‘cold-blooded’ U.S. raid: Pakistan officials

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden and his comrades offered no resistance when killed by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town, Pakistani security officials said on Thursday. U.S. accounts of what happened have changed throughout the week, and initial characterizations of a 40-minute gun battle have given way…

Al Qaeda most lethal terrorist ‘franchise’ in recent history: report

Al Qaeda has been one of the most lethal terrorist organization in the world under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, according to an analysis by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. More than 600 groups have committed…

Was Osama a pothead? Marijuana found growing alongside bin Laden compound

Among the various vegetable crops growing alongside the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a row of marijuana plants was also discovered by CNN reporter Nic Robertson. It begs the question: was Osama bin Laden a pothead? Of course, the answer to that is in no way clear. The plants…

Reporter claims to have seen bin Laden in Islamabad in 2002

After last weekend’s targeted attack on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his suburban Abbottabad compound, past years’ rumors that bin Laden was living in caves in the tribal wilds of Afghanistan have dissolved. Now that it’s been established that bin Laden could have been hiding in plain sight in…

New Zealand commission urges gov’t to allow sales, use of marijuana

A government sponsored commission Tuesday recommended a major overhaul to drug laws in New Zealand. In their four-year review, the Law Commission called for legalizing medical marijuana, decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis and “social dealing,” and rescinding paraphernalia laws. Use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should not be prosecuted until…

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