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60 killed in Ivory Coast New Year’s Eve stampede

At least 60 people died and dozens were injured in Abidjan as crowds stampeded overnight during celebratory New Year’s fireworks, Ivory Coast rescue workers said Tuesday. The head of military rescue workers, Lieutenant Colonel Issa Sako, told public television that “60 people” died and 200 were injured based on a…

Egypt investigates satirist over Morsi ‘insult’

Egypt’s state prosecutor ordered on Tuesday an investigation into a claim that popular satirical show host Bassem Yousef insulted President Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source said. On his show Al-Barnameg (The Programme), Youssef, dubbed the Egyptian Jon Stewart, had poked fun at the ruling Islamists and Morsi’s temporary adoption of…

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un vows ‘radical’ economic shift

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called Tuesday for a “radical turnabout” in the impoverished country’s economy in a rare New Year’s address that also appeared to offer an olive branch to South Korea. Kim’s speech, broadcast on state television, was the first of its kind for 19 years, since the…

Crude bomb found near home of Delhi rape suspect

Indian police have arrested a man who was allegedly trying to plant a crude bomb near the home of one of the accused in the New Delhi gang-rape and murder case. The 37-year-old man was arrested in the narrow bylanes of Ravi Dass Camp, a slum in southwest Delhi where…

Mexico City tries out cash-for-guns program

MEXICO CITY — Fed up with rampant crime, a Mexico City district is pressing locals to swap personal firearms for bikes, tablet computers and even cash, in a desperate bid to get guns off the streets. Francisco Aro proudly showed off his 32-caliber Smith & Wesson, a collector’s item. “It…

India’s government to roll out its cash-to-poor program in new year

India’s government is to roll out Tuesday the first phase of its hugely ambitious plans to hand out cash to welfare claimants in what it considers a “game-changer” policy 18 months ahead of elections. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, speaking before the start of the direct cash transfers on January 1,…

Ukraine accused of allowing foreign nations to kidnap asylum seekers

By Oksana Grytsenko, The Guardian In latest case, Russian says he was kidnapped on street, taken across border and tortured into making a false confession Ukraine has been accused of allowing other states to abduct and repatriate their own nationals who have sought refugee status in the former Soviet republic, in…

This year was ‘deadliest year’ for journalists

2012 was the “deadliest year for journalists”, said the International Press Institute on Monday, with the highest number of deaths recorded since the media watchdog began its annual tally. The year had “been marked by an appalling and disturbing truth: an unprecedented 132 journalists were killed in the line of…

France plans to tackle car-torching New Year’s tradition

In France’s rundown suburbs, it has become as much of a New Year tradition as champagne and fireworks in more affluent neighbourhoods. Every year, the night of December 31-January 1 sees more than 1,000 cars set ablaze across the country in an orgy of vandalism to which the authorities have,…

Candidates from nine countries vie to head World Trade Organization

Nine countries have presented candidates to succeed Pascal Lamy as head of the World Trade Organisation ahead of the deadline Monday. The last candidate was Roberto Azevedo, Brazil’s envoy to the WTO, whose name was put forth on Friday. He has been with the world’s trade oversight body since 2008.…

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