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Saudi Arabia will curb the power of religious police

Saudi Arabia will curb the powers of its notorious religious police charged with ensuring compliance with Islamic morality but often accused of abuses, a newspaper report said on Wednesday. “The new system will set a mechanism for the field work of the committee’s men which hands over some of their…

Assange supporters plea to keep £140,000 in bail money

Julian Assange‘s supporters have pleaded in court to keep in bail money that is in jeopardy because of the WikiLeaks founder’s decision to seek political asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Vaughan Smith, the former British army captain who hosted Assange at his Norfolk home while he was on…

American women plan anti-drone hunger strike in Pakistan

Not content with a planned march into one of Pakistan’s most dangerous regions, a group of middle-aged American women are considering mounting a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Islamabad as part a campaign against CIA drone attacks in the country. Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war…

Beached whales provide food to Indonesian islanders

The beaching of 46 pilot whales on a small island in south-eastern Indonesia – during which all but three died – has turned into an unexpected mealtime bonanza for locals, who have taken the meat for food, a common practice for the region’s whale hunters. Many of the whales were…

French president’s partner regrets firing tweet at her companion’s ex

French President Francois Hollande’s partner Valerie Trierweiler admitted Wednesday she had made a mistake in firing off a tweet snubbing Hollande’s ex-companion and said she regretted it. “It was a mistake that I regret. I must have been clumsy because this was badly interpreted,” Trierweiler told newspaper Ouest-France. “I had…

Anti-Islam film protests bring boom for Pakistan flag makers

Weeks of protests in Pakistan over the crudely made “Innocence of Muslims” have killed more than 20 people and caused serious damage to major cities, but for Haider business is booming. When the mobilisation against the US film began, “I knew the tills would start ringing”, said the manager at Panaflex…

40 dead as bombs tear apart Aleppo

Three car bombs tore into the heart of Aleppo Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 90, mostly soldiers, a watchdog said, as television broadcast scenes of devastation in Syria’s commercial capital. In parts of the capital, meanwhile, troops were deployed in large numbers and set up many more…

Vietnam PM’s future uncertain as communists meet

BANGKOK: The political future of Vietnam’s prime minister is hanging in the balance as communist party chiefs gather for talks overshadowed by financial scandals and economic malaise, experts say. Nguyen Tan Dung, 62, has had little reason to celebrate since the communist-controlled parliament formally approved his appointment for a second…

Questions mount over attack on US consulate in Benghazi

WASHINGTON — Three weeks after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi little is known about how and why the assault happened or who was behind it, amid mounting concern over possible security lapses. Four Americans died in the hours-long assault when the US compound and a nearby…

Nigerian troops search house-to-house for massacre suspects

Nigerian soldiers moved house to house on Wednesday in an urgent bid to hunt down attackers responsible for the massacre of 26 people who were shot or had their throats slit in a student housing area. The attack in the early hours of Tuesday near a polytechnic university shook the…

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