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Israel says no connection to anti-Islam film

JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday denied any connection to an anti-Islamic film which was reportedly produced by a US national with Israeli nationality, which sparked attacks on the US missions in Egypt and Libya. “It is nothing to do with us, Israel is not connected in any way to this…

Dutch pot smokers hope elections bring reversal on marijuana restrictions

Amsterdam’s pot smokers cast a keen, if somewhat hazy eye on Wednesday’s election, hoping for a government that will reverse plans to register them in a database and ban sales to foreigners. “You have to go out and vote, vote for any left-wing party, it doesn’t matter who, because they…

Poachers killed 100 rhinoceros in South Africa in slaughter surge

Poachers have killed 100 rhinoceros in South Africa in less than two months, a surge in killings that took the tally for the year to 381, authorities said Wednesday. More than half of the animals were killed in the world-famous Kruger National Park with the rate of the slaughter likely…

South Korea deploys ‘floating toilets’ after U.S. warning on shellfish farms

South Korea will spend over half a million dollars on building floating toilets around shellfish farms to boost sanitary controls, officials said Wednesday, after US health authorities warned of contamination. The first of 11 facilities, which each cost 60 million won ($53,300), appeared on Tuesday off the southern port city…

Identity of mystery anti-Muslim filmmaker confirmed

Update (below): Film’s consultant confirms “Sam Bacile” is not real, Associated Press confirms filmmaker identity with U.S. law enforcement A man who claimed he’s the creator of an anti-Muslim film that’s sparked violent protests in Libya and Egypt may not be who he says he is. The mysterious “Sam Bacile”…

Japanese ‘miracle’ pine cut down and preserved

A lone pine tree that stood as a symbol of hope in Japan, after surviving the huge tsunami that swept away a forest of 70,000, was being cut down in a bid to preserve it. The tree, which came to be known as the “miracle pine”, will be sliced into…

Report: Unemployment dropped in Britain

The number of unemployed people in Britain fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the quarter to July compared with the three months to April, official data showed on Wednesday. Britain’s unemployment rate was stable at 8.1 percent, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. The rate and…

Swedish government considers law to put financial blocks on kids’ smartphones

The Swedish government said Wednesday it was considering introducing a law to prevent children from emptying their parents’ bank accounts in just a few clicks when playing with their smartphones. “It isn’t okay that children can subject their parents to financial ruin with just a few clicks on their phone,”…

Protests erupt in Athens as the Greece finalizes cuts

Anti-austerity protests Wednesday clogged Athens as the government struggled to finalise additional cutbacks with its creditors and sought to jumpstart a privatisation drive delayed for months. Some 2,000 teachers, hospital doctors and municipal staff demonstrated against a new round of state salary cuts and job losses expected by October, with…

Australia slams ‘sick joke’ cigarette packs

Australia slammed as a “sick joke” Wednesday new cigarette packs on sale as part of the national phase-in to plain packaging which play on drab branding and claim it’s “what’s on the inside that counts.” Tobacco products in Australia will have to be sold in drab, uniform khaki packaging with…

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