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7,000 workers strike at Brazil’s Amazon dam project

BRASILIA, Brazil — Some 7,000 workers at a contested dam in Brazil’s Amazon region went on strike Monday demanding better working conditions, the consortium in charge of the project said. The Belo Monte consortium said many workers joined the strike because labor unions erected barricades on the road leading to…

South African police go on trial for killing protestor

JOHANNESBURG — The trial of seven South African police officers charged for a deadly attack on a protestor started Monday with the court shown video footage of his brutal beating. The officers were arrested for attacking unarmed 33-year-old Andreas Tatane with batons during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg on…

‘Mystery’ skin disease kills 19 in Vietnam: WHO

The World Health Organisation said Monday it was “concerned” about an outbreak of a mysterious skin disease in central Vietnam which has killed 19 people, mostly children. More than 170 people have fallen ill with the unidentified illness, which causes stiffness in the limbs and ulcers on victims’ hands and…

Hungary to pull treatments from diabetics who don’t stick to diets

Hungarian diabetics who fail to stick to their diet will be deprived of more modern treatments from July, under a government decree published Monday aimed at cutting health spending. Diabetics undergo a blood test on average every three months and those who score high levels of glycemia more than twice…

World Bank helps corporations with land grabs in Africa: Environmental groups

The World Bank is helping corporations and international investors snap up cheap land in Africa and developing countries worldwide at the expense of local communities, environment and farm groups said in a statement released on Monday to coincide with the bank’s annual land and poverty conference in Washington DC. According…

Five southern African countries join forces on a climate change research center

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek. The Southern African Science Service Centre…

Gambia president won’t take aid to accept homosexuality

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has warned foreign diplomats his country would not be “bribed” with aid to accept homosexuality. His comments late Saturday come less than two weeks after 19 people, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians were arrested and charged with indecent practices after being “suspected of homosexuality”. “If you are to give…

Four-year-old Saudi boy kills father over PlayStation

An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday. The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the child, aged four years and seven months, grabbed his father’s pistol and shot him in the head. According to…

Breivik apologizes to his non-political victims

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said on Monday he wanted to apologise for killing “innocent” people in hisOslo bombing, but offered no similar apology for the Utoeya massacre. He also insisted that not only his victims and their families had their lives ruined on July 22:…

Socialist candidate favored to beat Sarkozy in French presidential run-off

PARIS — Socialist Francois Hollande will beat Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of France’s presidential election by 54 percent to 46, according to the first opinion polls after Sunday’s first round vote. A survey by the Ipsos institute commissioned by French public television and the daily Le Monde predicted…

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