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Mandela visited by family in hospital

Ailing Nelson Mandela was Tuesday visited in hospital by his wife Graca Machel and family as he spent Christmas Day on his sickbed, said President Jacob Zuma who joined the family. “We found him in good spirits,” said Zuma in a statement. “He was happy to have visitors on this…

Pakistani gallery defies dictators

It may not seem the most obvious setting, but a squat building overlooking a slum is home to one of Pakistan’s leading galleries, which for 30 years has defied dictatorships and fundamentalists to champion cutting-edge art. Rohtas Gallery was founded in 1981, at the height of military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq’s…

Holiday travelers at risk as doctors run out of typhoid vaccine

Supply crisis sparked by manufacturer’s recall – 700,000 people already injected could be affected Travellers jetting off to exotic climes this winter face a scramble to get immunised against typhoid, because of a UK shortage of vaccine against the potentially fatal disease. Immunisation against typhoid fever is usually provided free…

Female Afghan police attacker is Iranian national: government

The female Afghan police officer who shot dead a NATO adviser in Kabul is an Iranian national who wanted to kill senior security members, officials said Tuesday. On Monday an Afghan police officer opened fire on a NATO civilian adviser inside police headquarters, killing the adviser who sources said was…

Russia unveils $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled the final extension of a new $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific that underscores the energy power’s gradual shift away from stagnant European markets. The East Siberia – Pacific Ocean (ESPO) link is also expected to expand sales to the United States and fulfil…

Right-wing challenger ‘Jewish Home’ gains over Likud party before Israel vote

Israel’s nationalist religious Jewish Home party is continuing to win support away from the rightwing Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of January 22 elections, according to a poll published Tuesday. The party led by Naftali Bennett is now projected to win 13 seats in next month’s elections,…

Iran pays Russian women to cover up in nuclear plant: MP

Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday. Women in Iran, regardless of their nationality or religion, are required to cover their hair and much of the…

Church live-tweets Anglican leader’s last Christmas sermon

The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury gave his final Christmas Day sermon on Tuesday, live-tweeted by the Anglican leader’s office for the first time. Rowan Williams, who steps down at the end of December after a decade as leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, acknowledged in the sermon that the…

Syrian Christians ‘pray for peace’

In the heart of Damascus, more than 1,000 people attended Christmas mass on Monday, praying for peace to return to Syria, after almost two years of bloodshed. “I pray that peace and safety returns to the hearts of all Syrians,” said Heba Shawi, 24, a Catholic attending mass at Notre…

Israeli PM aims to deport tens of thousands of Africans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he aims to repatriate tens of thousands of African illegal migrants and that the inflow into Israel from the Sinai peninsula has been brought to a halt. “Our aim is to repatriate tens of thousands of infiltrators now in Israel to their countries of…

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