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Police shut down U.S.-Australia gun network

SYDNEY — An illegal gun supply network from Nashville in the United States to Sydney, where there has been a spate of drive-by shootings, has been shut down, police said on Friday. In a joint operation by Australian and US law enforcement officers, three men were arrested in Nashville on…

Noam Chomsky makes first visit to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky reportedly called for an end to Israel’s siege of Gaza, on his first ever visit to the Hamas-ruled enclave on Thursday. Chomsky, who was in the Gaza Strip for a conference at the Islamic University, called “to end the…

Canadian city declares three-pound chihuahua a ‘dangerous dog’

A Canadian city has declared Molly, a three-pound (1,361-gram) teacup chihuahua a “dangerous dog” and ordered her muzzled after the dog bit a postal worker, local media said Thursday. “I don’t even know if they have muzzles that size. I just think it’s kind of silly, to the extreme,” Molly’s…

European lawmakers look to foie gras ban

A group of European lawmakers has joined animal rights campaigners in a bid to ban the production and sale of foie gras across the 27-nation European Union to halt the “torture” of ducks and geese. Animal Equity, part of an international campaign to “raise awareness on the torture of thousands…

Russia hints plans to quit environmental Kyoto Protocol

Russia on Thursday hinted that it may refuse to sign up to a new round of targeted carbon cuts that could see the Kyoto environmental protection treaty extended beyond its end of 2012 expiry date. “One has to admit that we never got any real commercial gain from the Kyoto…

Africa faces spike in older people living with HIV

Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to see a more than 200 percent increase in the number of older people living with HIV in the next 30 years, thanks to improvements in lifesaving treatment, experts said Thursday. “The proportion of people living with HIV aged 50 and over is going to increase…

Fillmmaker claims Trump golf course neighbors suffered ‘malign, egotistical bullying’

Bafta-winning director Bill Forsyth shocked by film that reveals ‘lives put to hazard and craven political behaviour’ over resort The film-maker Bill Forsyth has claimed that people living next to Donald Trump‘s golf course have suffered from “malign, egotistical bullying” and “craven” political behaviour comparable to living in communist-era Romania. In an article…

British couple who helped Kenyan village with cannabis profits jailed

Michael Foster and Susan Cooper made hundreds of thousands of pounds from cannabis factory at their Lincolnshire farmhouse A couple who ran a cannabis factory have been jailed despite using most of the proceeds of their illicit activities to help a Kenyan village where they were regular visitors. Michael Foster,…

French paternity leave altered to include same sex couples

Paternity leave in France is to be rebranded as “child welcome leave” to ensure same-sex partners have equal rights to paid leave following the birth of a child. The move was approved overnight Thursday by the social affairs committee of the national assembly in line with a request made five…

Harpooned husband case back in court

The conviction for murder of a Madagascan woman who allegedly tricked one of her many lovers into killing her husband with a fishing harpoon goes to appeal in France on Thursday. In a case her lawyers say is a test of whether the French courts can deal fairly with people…

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