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Al-Qaeda front group claims 43 attacks in Iraq

Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq claimed it carried out a series of attacks, mostly on security forces, in the western province of Anbar in June and July, a statement posted on jihadist forums said. The 43 attacks purportedly carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) were largely in…

113 arrested in Chile student protests

SANTIAGO — Over a hundred students were arrested in Santiago in clashes between police and demonstrators demanding better public education, after the occupation of several schools. Some 4,500 students, mostly from high schools and universities, took to the streets to demand improvements in Chile’s public education system, said to be…

Peru seizes 16,000 dried seahorses headed to Asia

LIMA — More than 16,000 dried seahorses destined for illegal export to Asia, where the animal is sought for its supposed healing properties, were seized Thursday in Peru’s capital Lima, authorities said. “We managed to seize… 16,280 seahorses destined to be sold illegally on the Asian continent,” Colonel Victor Fernandez,…

Petition launched to save ‘world’s worst restoration’

MADRID — Ironic art fans have launched a petition to save the “world’s worst restoration”: a retouched, century-old church painting of Christ that has become an international joke. Cecilia Gimenez, described as being in her 80s, has won global fame with her horribly botched impromptu attempt to restore an oil…

Greece may sell off islands amid privatization scheme: report

The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said this week that the country is willing to sell off its uninhabited islands as part of a plan to accelerate privatization across the country, telling French newspaper Le Monde that it is the only way to save Greece. The prime minister was quoted…

State Department condemns Zimbabwe raids on LGBT rights group

The United States on Thursday condemned Zimbabwe over raids on the offices of a gay rights group and urged authorities to end a “pattern of abuse” against civil society. Activists said that two truckloads of police on Monday raided offices of the group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, rounding up 44 people in what authorities called a…

Biblical tourist park puts Wi-Fi on donkeys

What would Jesus have tweeted? The world may never know because there was no Wi-Fi on the donkeys he rode 2,000 years ago. But a biblical tourist park in Israel is now changing all that. Visitors to Northern Israel’s Kfar Kedem can now post Instagram photos of themselves in biblical…

New Zealander jailed for ostrich egg assault on wife

A New Zealand man who assaulted his wife with an ostrich egg after her pet pig ran amok has been jailed for six months, it was reported Thursday. Phillip Russell lost his temper when he discovered the pig had damaged his power saw, verbally abusing his wife, spitting at her…

European ministers worry about ‘new Berlin Wall’ in North-South debt crisis split

European ministers warned Thursday that the debt crisis risks splitting Europe between north and south in an echo of the east-west division of the Cold War, as pressure mounted on Greece. “Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new split threatens to divide our continent, this time…

Swedish prosecutors rule out visiting Julian Assange in London

Swedish prosecutors on Thursday ruled out travelling to London to question Julian Assange over alleged sex crimes even though the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer said he had key information relating to the matter. “There is nothing new. We are still waiting for Mr Assange,” Helena Ekstrand, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office,…

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