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South African cattle vigilantes missing or dead after residents attack

Nine members of a vigilante group guarding against cattle theft were shot dead in South Africa and some 30 were missing after a revenge attack by villagers, local media reported Saturday. Police discovered the ninth body on Saturday after the shooting two days back in the hills near Pomeroy, 180…

Swiss president denies charges that banks help Germans evade taxes

Accusations that Swiss banks are helping German citizens dodge taxes grew Saturday, as Switzerland’s President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf dismissed the charges. German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported that tax authorities were investigating Swiss bank Julius Baer as well as the banking giant UBS, suspected of transferring German clients’ funds to…

German Justice Minister demands equal tax treatment for same sex couples from her own government

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger upped the pressure on Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble Saturday to give registered gay couples a tax break. In a letter to her government colleague seen by AFP she called on him to abandon his insistance on waiting for a decision on the issue by Germany’s…

Lebanese protest against anal exams on suspected gays

Dozens of people demonstrated outside the law courts in the Lebanese capital on Saturday to protest the use of anal “tests” on men suspected of homosexuality, which is a criminal offence in the Arab country. The rally followed a July 28 police raid on a gay venue in a working…

Panic, injuries as strong quakes hit northwest Iran

Two strong earthquakes hit northwest Iran in quick succession on Saturday, injuring dozens of people in scores of villages and sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes, officials said. The temblors, which struck near the city of Tabriz, home to 1.5 million people, measured 6.2 and 6.0 on the moment…

France committed to political solution in Syria: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said France was committed to finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict as he paid tribute Saturday to the 88th French soldier killed in Afghanistan. He noted that France had deployed a field hospital in Jordan “as close as possible to the border with Syria…

Turkey treating Iraqi Kurdistan ‘as independent’

Turkey has been dealing with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region as though it were an independent state, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement released on Saturday. Turkey is “dealing with the (Kurdistan) region as an independent state, and this is rejected by us,” Maliki said in a soon-to-be…

‘Teddy bear’ stunt trio summoned by Belarus KGB

Three Swedes behind the so-called “teddy bear” stunt in Belarus which is believed to have sparked a diplomatic row with Stockholm have been summoned to appear before the KGB, they said Saturday. “We’ve received a document from the KGB … Three of us have been asked to appear before the…

Tropical Storm Ernesto kills five in Mexico

Ernesto killed five people in Mexico, officials said Friday, with the weakening storm threatening more heavy rain and possible flooding. A 17-year-old fisherman drowned off the coast of the southeastern town of Centla, according to authorities, and the body of a second victim was found in a river near Cunduacan,…

Belgians ‘skeptical’ that nuclear reactor will come back online after cracks discovered near core

The head of Belgium’s federal agency for nuclear safety AFCN said on Friday he was “sceptical” that an ageing reactor closed over fears of cracks could be restarted. “I’m fairly sceptical for the moment,” Willy de Roovere told RTBF public radio, even if “the possibility remains that I am wrong.”…

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