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Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when…

Man with knife takes hostages at bank, demands Japan PM resign

A man armed with a knife took five people hostage at a Japanese bank Thursday, police said, with local media reporting he was demanding Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s cabinet resign. About seven hours after the drama began the man released one hostage, public broadcaster NHK reported. Television footage showed a…

Worldwide rallies planned to protest Japan’s whale and dolphin hunts

Anti-whaling activists said Thursday there would be demonstrations in Tokyo and eight other cities around the world this weekend against Japan’s hunt. Protesters are expected to gather in the Japanese capital to call for an end to the annual state-sponsored whaling mission to the Southern Ocean, due to start in…

Russian ‘dog hunters’ wage death campaign on strays

A shadowy group of “dog hunters” that communicates via the Internet is waging war on packs of feral dogs in Russia’s cities, killing the dogs with poison and airgun bullets. But dog owners and animal rights activists are up in arms, saying the campaign is cruel and ineffective and that…

Spanish government struggles to respond to home eviction suicides

Spanish government struggles to respond to home eviction suicides Vilma Margarita Mejía cannot stop crying. She is weak and only whispers complete sentences after taking a deep breath. Any day now, today perhaps, police will come to her door and forcefully evict her, her two sons, and one brother from…

Police probe French racist incident in Australia

Police Thursday were investigating a torrent of threatening and racist abuse against a French woman on a Melbourne bus that was caught on camera and went viral on YouTube. The woman and a group of friends were returning from a day at the beach when one of them began singing…

Mexican mayor says police involved in deadly kidnap attempt

A Mexican mayor accused officers from his own police force Wednesday of trying to kidnap him in a gang-ordered attack that left eight people dead, including a child and a pregnant woman. Inde Mayor Ernesto Nunez told reporters that he lodged a complaint against municipal and Durango state police officers,…

HIV-positive patients lose hope after Guinea Bissau loses access to aid

HIV-positive people in Guinea Bissau have been without access to treatment since the Global Fund to fight AIDS suspended funding over an April military coup, the west African nation’s AIDS boss said Wednesday. “Our main funders, the Global Fund, suspended financial aid” following the April 12 coup, said Joao Jose…

Hamas and Israel agree to cease fire

A deal to end a deadly week-long conflict between Hamas and Israel in and around the Gaza Strip was agreed on Wednesday, a senior Hamas official told AFP. “The deal has been agreed. There will be an announcement in half an hour,” the official said on condition of anonymity. UPDATE…

Swiss woman restores Transylvanian organs

In the medieval fortified churches of Transylvania, dozens of majestic church organs have fallen prey to rodents and the ravages of time. But thanks to the dedication of Swiss restorer Barbara Dutli, these imposing instruments — “whole orchestras by themselves”, as French writer Honore de Balzac used to say —…

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