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Pakistan puts 240,000 children at risk with polio vaccine ban

Pakistani tribesmen endorsed a Taliban ban on polio vaccinations Wednesday, closing the door to the prospect of any child being vaccinated in North Waziristan as part of a nationwide campaign. Officials had pinned their last hopes of inoculating children in the northwestern district on talks with tribesmen, which were successively…

French nonprofit brings credit card donations back to WikiLeaks

A French nonprofit group said Wednesday that it has established a fund enables the whistleblower website WikiLeaks to begin accepting credit card donations again for the first time in nearly two years. The announcement comes just days after WikiLeaks partner Datacell won a key legal battle against the Icelandic credit…

London Olympics withdraws 500,000 soccer tickets due to lack of interest

The organisers of the London Olympics conceded defeat Wednesday in selling all the tickets for the soccer tournament as they revealed plans to slash the capacity of some stadiums. Organisers LOCOG said more than one million tickets were left unsold, but that figure has been cut in half by reducing…

Sleeping Australian teenager attacked by dingo in the outback

An Australian teenager told Wednesday of her sleeping bag being torn off by a dingo as she slept at a campsite, weeks after a landmark ruling that a baby was snatched in 1980 by one of the wild dogs. Rebecca Robinson, 13, was sleeping on a mattress under a caravan…

Chinese newspaper shakeups raise fears of media crackdown

Abrupt reshuffles at two outspoken Chinese newspapers have raised fears of growing pressure on the media in the run-up to Beijing’s once-a-decade change of leadership this autumn. Lu Fumin, the editor-in-chief of Guangzhou’s New Express, has been moved sideways to its parent paper and national and international news coverage has…

Mexico admits to 67 journalist murders since 2006

Mexico’s special prosecutor for crimes against journalists says 67 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared in the country since 2006. But Laura Angelina Borbolla, while testifying at a congressional hearing, said she was aware of only one case involving the murder of a journalist that resulted in someone…

Nelson Mandela gets birthday wishes from South Africa’s schoolchildren

South Africa’s schoolchildren sang happy birthday to Nelson Mandela as he turned 94 on Wednesday, a day when he asks the world to honour his legacy by performing community service. The nation’s 12 million schoolchildren began their day with a special birthday song, ringing with the line: “We love you…

India suspends doctors over banned fetal ‘sex tests’

Twelve Indian doctors have been suspended for allegedly conducting prenatal sex tests, a practice banned to stop the abortion of female fetuses that has widened India’s gender gap, officials said Tuesday. The physicians were suspended on Monday from practicing medicine following a court order, said Archana Johri, an official of…

Syrian defense minister killed in suicide bombing

Syria’s defense minister General Daoud Rajha was killed on Wednesday in a suicide bombing targeting the National Security headquarters in central Damascus, state television reported. Security officials told AFP that several other participants attending a high-level meeting were wounded in the blast and taken to Al-Shami hospital in the capital…

Tetra Pak heir charged after wife’s death: police

LONDON — Billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, the heir to the Tetra Pak fortune, was on Tuesday charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of his US-born wife Eva, British police said. Police discovered the body of Eva Rausing at the couple’s home in London’s upscale Belgravia district last week…

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