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Protests erupt after India hangs Kashmiri separatist convicted of attacking parliament

A Kashmiri separatist convicted of involvement in a deadly 2001 attack on the Indian parliament was executed on Saturday in New Delhi — triggering protests on both sides of the border in disputed Kashmir. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied near the family home of Mohammed Afzal Guru in northern Indian Kashmir…

Europeans learn they may have been eating ‘horsemeat lasagne’ for the last seven months

French frozen food supplier Comigel told the Findus brand that “the contamination” of processed beef products with horsemeat could date back to August 2012, Findus said in a statement Saturday. “Findus want to be absolutely explicit that they were not aware of any issue of contamination with horsemeat last year,”…

7.0 magnitude earthquake in Colombia felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador

A 7.0 magnitude quake shook southern Colombia Saturday and was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador, authorities said. The quake, occurring at a depth of 129 kilometers (80 miles) at 1416 GMT, was located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Pasto, Colombia, a city of 400,000 people at the…

‘Hitler’s Pope’ revealed as a secret friend to Holocaust victims

Pope Pius XII helped Jewish refugees to hide from the Nazis, claims new book Pius XII has long been vilified as “Hitler’s pope”, accused of failing publicly to condemn the genocide of Europe’s Jews. Now a British author has unearthed extensive material that Vatican insiders believe will restore his reputation,…

‘Shackleton’ expedition stranded by wild weather

Two adventurers attempting to recreate an epic 1916 Antarctic expedition by Ernest Shackleton were Saturday stranded on a plateau above a glacier after wild weather hit the final leg of their journey. British-Australian expedition leader Tim Jarvis and mountaineer Barry Gray were stuck at Shackleton’s Gap, but had assured their…

Year of Snake sees serpent sales soar in Hong Kong

As Hong Kong prepares to usher in the Year of the Snake, an increasing number of the reptiles are slithering their way into local households, with sales of the uncuddly pet rocketing. Keeping snakes has become increasingly popular in the densely-populated city in recent years as animal lovers seek out…

US ‘evaluating’ next steps in Syria conflict but avoids discussing arms support

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States is exploring ways to end Syria’s increasingly bloody conflict as the White House defended its refusal to arm rebels there. The decision not to arm rebels was apparently a divisive one in President Barack Obama’s first term, with several…

Horsemeat lasagna in Britain sparks European food scare

Britain’s horsemeat lasagne food scare spread to several other European countries on Friday as officials said they suspected criminal activity was behind the growing scandal. Swedish food giant Findus withdrew various frozen meals from France and Sweden, a day after withdrawing frozen beef lasagne from sale in Britain that was…

Japan proposes pollution meeting with China

The foreign ministry in Tokyo on Friday proposed a meeting with Chinese officials about the choking smog over Beijing that is now being seen in Japan. The ministry told China “the Japanese government is concerned and is closely monitoring the recent serious air pollution in China” as it may affect…

Economists: China needs full-scale reform to address inequality

China’s stated aim to narrow the income gulf between its sports-car driving elite and vast numbers who still live in poverty will need radical political and economic changes to work, say economists. Long-delayed “proposals on the distribution of income” were announced this week ahead of Sunday’s Lunar New Year, as…

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