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Benghazi air space shut over security fears: Libya source

Air traffic has been suspended for security reasons to Libya’s second city Benghazi, where the American ambassador was killed when the US consulate came under attack this week, an airport source said on Friday. “We received orders on Thursday evening to immediately suspend all flights for security reasons,” the source told…

Japan to phase out nuclear energy by 2040

Japan on Friday said it planned to phase out nuclear power over three decades in an apparent bow to public pressure after last year’s Fukushima disaster, the worst atomic accident in a generation. The disaster-struck country would work to cut its use of nuclear energy to zero by 2040 by…

Indian cleric warns Americans to leave over anti-Muslim film

The most senior Islamic cleric in Indian Kashmir has told all US citizens to “immediately leave” the region because of the privately-produced anti-Islam film that surfaced in the United States. “US citizens visiting Kashmir should leave immediately as the sentiments of the Muslims have been hurt by these pictures,” the…

Striking S.Africa miners reject platinum wage offer

Striking workers at South Africa’s crippled Lonmin mine on Friday rejected a wage offer from the platinum giant intended to end a stayaway that has spread across the mining industry. Workers dismissed Lonmin’s offer as “an insult” after it was presented to them at the company’s Marikana plant in the…

Muslim union demands pope apology, accuses him of sedition

AN Islamic group headed by influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi on Friday demanded Pope Benedict XVI apologise to Muslims over inflammatory remarks he made in 2006. The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars also accused the pope of fuelling “sedition” between Muslims and Christians, in a statement coinciding with the start…

Uganda activists slam UK producer’s arrest over LGBT play

Activists on Friday slammed Uganda for arresting a British theatre producer who staged a play about a gay man in defiance of a ban by the country’s media authorities. Producer David Cecil was charged in court Thursday with two counts including one of “disobeying legal orders” and sent to prison…

Russian Parliament Expels Anti-Putin Deputy

Russia’s lower house of parliament Friday stripped a leading anti-Vladimir Putin deputy of his mandate, in an unusual move critics said was revenge for his scathing criticism of the Kremlin. The State Duma voted 291 in favor with 150 against and three abstentions to strip ‘A Just Russia’ party member…

Two ex-Navy SEALs among dead in Libya attack

Two of the four Americans killed in Tuesday’s attack on the US consulate in Libya were former members of the elite Navy SEALs, US officials said. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed the identities of the former SEALs as Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, praising them as decorated military veterans…

Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupts, thousands evacuated

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire had its strongest eruption in a decade Thursday, prompting the evacuation of around 1,500 families, officials announced. The eruption created massive columns of smoke that could be seen from the capital, some 75 kilometers (46 miles) away. “This type of eruption is stronger…

U.S. embassies attacked in Yemen and Egypt amid film protests

SANAA — Demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Yemen on Thursday, leading to clashes in which four people were killed, while protesters stoned Washington’s mission in Cairo as anger spread over a US-produced film mocking Islam. A security official said 34 people were also wounded in the clashes “that lasted…

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