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Dissident Chen Guangcheng urges no compromise on changing China

Dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced confidence Tuesday that China’s political system will eventually open up as he urged fellow activists and the United States not to compromise on human rights. In an address in the US Capitol complex, the blind self-taught lawyer offered his most philosophical remarks yet about China since…

British nursing home: Access to prostitutes a ‘human right’

The director of a nursing home in East Sussex, Great Britain argued recently that access to sex workers is a “human right,” saying her staff has helped residents of the Chaseley Trust home access adult services when they are feeling frustrated. “People have needs, so sometimes we might need to…

Brazilian police investigate whether evidence was hidden in nightclub fire

A police investigation into a Brazilian nightclub fire that killed 231 people and left dozens in critical condition turned Tuesday to whether key evidence has been hidden. Authorities have taken four suspects into custody following the tragedy early Sunday at the Kiss discotheque in the southern college town of Santa…

Secretary Clinton: Israeli vote doesn’t nail shut door to peace

Israel’s parliamentary vote did not end hopes for peace with the Palestinians but instead has opened up a new chance for dialogue, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Tuesday. “I actually think this election opens doors, not nails them shut,” she said, during a so-called “global townhall” meeting, in…

Russian family lived in wilderness for 40 years and missed World War II

A family of religious refugees lived in the Siberian wilderness for 40 years completely cut off from civilization. According to an article published Monday in Smithsonian magazine, when archeologists found the Lykov family, they were on the verge of starvation and had no knowledge of major events of the last…

Egyptian defense minister: Country on the verge of collapse

Egyptian Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi warned on Tuesday that the political crisis rocking Egypt could lead to the collapse of the state. Failure to resolve the situation “could lead to grave repercussions if the political forces do not act” to tackle it, Sissi said in comments posted on…

‘Off-the-scale’ smog envelops Beijing and northern China

Pollution levels in Beijing soared above index limits, the US embassy said, as a dense cloud of haze shrouded large swathes of northern China. People in the capital, some wearing masks, Tuesday battled through a second consecutive day of pollution at hazardous levels. Beijing municipal authorities warned those with respiratory…

World Trade Organization holds elections for top spot

Candidates from nine mainly developing nations face off this week for the job of reviving stalled global trade talks as the new head of the World Trade Organization. Six men and three women, many of them current or former government ministers, have thrown their hat into the ring to replace…

South African thieves steal man’s dreadlocks

A Zimbabwean man was recently robbed of his dreadlocks at a South African night club to feed a growing demand for human hair extensions, a local paper reported Tuesday. The Times said Mutsa Madonko had his long locks that he has grown for 10 years, cut off while partying at…

India’s top court rejects bid to move gang-rape trial

India’s Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday an application to move the trial of five men accused of the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi. A three-judge bench dismissed the petition, which argued that the men could not get a fair trial in the capital, because…

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