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Violent anti-American protest erupts in Kabul

Hundreds of Afghans staged a violent protest in Kabul on Monday against an American film mocking the Prophet Mohammed, throwing stones at a US base, torching cars and shouting “Death to America”, police said. The demonstration erupted on Jalalabad Road, home to NATO and US military bases in the eastern…

One killed in attack on U.S. consulate in Pakistan

One person was killed and dozens more injured after protesters stormed a U.S. outpost in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday. The New York Times reported that this sudden spurt of violence follows days of peaceful protests in Pakistan over an anti-Islam YouTube video that has sparked protests around the world —…

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for ‘climate revolution’

British designer Vivienne Westwood called for a “climate revolution” as she presented a relatively tame but nonetheless punk-edged spring-summer collection on day three of London Fashion Week. In the grandiose setting of Britain’s Foreign Office the flamboyant redhead took to the catwalk on Sunday as a climate change campaigner, sporting…

Bootleg alcohol kills 20 in Czech Republic

A 63-year-old man died Sunday in the Czech Republic after drinking bootleg spirits tainted with methanol, bringing the death toll from an outbreak of alcohol poisoning to 20, hospital staff said. The man was found unconscious Friday at a railway station in the eastern town of Prerov and was hospitalised…

International creditors doubt Greece can meet goals

Greece’s international creditors no longer believe Athens can achieve its financial objectives, especially a reduction in its debt burden, the German business newspaper Handelsblatt reported. “Until now, creditors worked on the principle that Greece would achieve a sustainable level of indebtedness by 2020. This goal is no longer achievable,” the…

Hezbollah calls for Lebanon protests over anti-Islam film

Hassan Nasrallah, head of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah organisation, on Sunday called for protests across the country over a US-produced film mocking Islam that caused uproar across the Islamic world. “The whole world needs to see your anger on your faces, in your fists and your shouts,” Nasrallah said in a…

Muslims protest outside U.S. embassy in London

LONDON — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the United States embassy in London on Sunday to protest an anti-Islam film that has caused outrage throughout the Muslim world. Around 300 men and women joined in the protest, waving placards and chanting slogans outside the embassy building in central London, an…

U.S.-Israeli gap on Iran nukes widens

WASHINGTON — The gap between Israel and the United States on Iran widened Sunday as Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Tehran was 90 percent toward a nuclear weapon and insisted on a “red line” from Washington. The Israeli leader, speaking on two US political talk shows, pressed the need for a…

First gay Hong Kong lawmaker seeks legalization of same sex marriage

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s first openly gay lawmaker is known as “Slow Beat” from his days as a disc jockey, but Raymond Chan says there is nothing slow about his plans to reform the Asian banking hub. Chan publicly revealed his sexuality only after winning a seat in the…

Libya arrests 50 after U.S. ambassador’s killing

WASHINGTON — Libyan authorities have arrested about 50 people after last week’s killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens in a mob attack in the city of Benghazi, Libya’s parliament chief said Sunday, saying it was planned by foreigners. “The number reached about 50,” Mohammed al-Megaryef, president of the Libyan National…

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