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Spanish police seize 4.5 tons of cocaine hidden in cow hides

Spanish police said Wednesday they had seized 4.1 tonnes of cocaine worth nearly a quarter of a billion euros in one of the biggest ever seizures of the drug in the country. The cocaine was found at a warehouse in the eastern city of Elche, hidden in containers of cow…

Russian divers fail to find Loch Ness monster during record dive

Russian explorers claimed a record Wednesday in diving to the bottom of a remote lake at the coldest time of the year but said they could not find its most famed inhabitant, a mythical Loch Ness-style monster. The team dived to the bottom of the remote Labynkyr lake in the…

Belgium adds chocolate taste to stamp glue

Belgium has launched a new stamp sure to delight chocoholics around the world. “We have added a chocolate taste to the glue of the stamps… which you can taste when you lick it,” the Belgian postal service said. “The stamps are also imbued with the smell,” it said, while the…

Komodo dragon attack leaves two Indonesian habitat employees in hospital

A Komodo dragon in Indonesia has attacked two employees in one of the giant lizards’ protected island habitats, leaving its victims hospitalised with serious injuries, an official said Wednesday. One victim, a 50-year-old park ranger, was sitting at his desk at the Rinca island front office, where tourists usually check…

German Merkel ally accused of plagiarism in doctorate thesis

Germany’s education minister and a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting for her political life on Wednesday after her former university stripped her of her doctorate for plagiarism. Annette Schavan vowed to launch a legal battle against Duesseldorf University’s ruling on her thesis, “Person and Conscience”, written 33…

FBI team to investigate attack on Turkish embassy

The United States has sent an FBI team to join the Turkish investigation into a deadly suicide bombing on the US embassy in Ankara last week, the mission said Wednesday. Friday’s bombing, the second attack on a US diplomatic mission in five months, was claimed by a radical leftwing group…

Report: Catholic laundries enslaved women and girls in Ireland as recently as 1996

Taoiseach Enda Kenny fails to formally apologise for involvement over female enslavement causing more outrage After more than seven decades of exploitation and a 10-year struggle for justice, Ireland on Tuesday admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women and girls in the notorious Magdalene Laundry system, but…

Ancient Pompeii to get 105 million-Euro makeover

The long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii will get a 105-million euro ($142-million) makeover partly funded by the EU starting on Wednesday, a day after former site managers were put under investigation for corruption. The project, which is being funded to the tune of 41.8 million euros from the European Union,…

Chess becomes a source of hope for homeless Ugandan children

Sitting in a dimly lit room in the run-down Kampala suburb of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi stares at the chessboard in front of her as she ponders the next move in her improbable journey. “Chess has changed my life,” Mutesi says, shifting the thick-framed glasses perched on her nose. “Before I…

Indonesian Komodo dragon attack leaves two hospitalized

A Komodo dragon in Indonesia has attacked two employees in one of the giant lizards’ protected island habitats, leaving its victims hospitalised with serious injuries, an official said Wednesday. One victim, a 50-year-old park ranger, was sitting at his desk at the Rinca island front office, where tourists usually check…

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