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Iran says shot down a U.S. spy plane over nuclear site

(Reuters) – Iran has shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane over its Fordu nuclear site, a state-run website reported Wednesday, a day after it confirmed it was installing a new generation of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges. “An unmanned U.S. spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near…

Soldiers to destroy Mexico’s largest marijuana farm

TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexican soldiers will begin destroying the country’s largest ever marijuana plantation under the watchful eyes of state prosecutors, officials said Friday, as hundreds of troops descended on the site. “We estimate that it will take at least eight days” for soldiers to destroy the 120 hectare (nearly…

U.S. monitors detect mass graves in Sudan’s S. Kordofan

KHARTOUM — New satellite images support eyewitness accounts that mass graves were dug in the capital of Sudan’s South Kordofan state to bury 100 or more people killed last month, US monitors said Thursday. “Based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and eyewitness reports obtained by the Satellite Sentinel…

German spy chief admits HQ blue prints stolen

BERLIN — Germany’s foreign intelligence chief Ernst Uhrlau Tuesday admitted that blueprints for his service’s new headquarters in Berlin had been stolen, but played down the danger posed by the loss. The missing blueprints are those of a parking area and of a “power generating centre”, not those “at the…

Hackers break into Washington Post jobs site

(Reuters) – Hackers broke into the Washington Post Co’s jobs website in two incidents last month, affecting more than a million user IDs and emails, the company said on its website. The company said about 1.27 million users’ IDs and email addresses were affected but no passwords or other personal…

Huffington Post launches British edition

LONDON — The Huffington Post launched a British edition on Wednesday, in the first expansion outside North America for its news and opinion website. The Huffington Post UK has hired a small team of full-time journalists to produce the website as it seeks to push into international markets following its…

NYC pet stores ban drunk people from purchasing puppies

Pet stores in New York City’s West Village are taking measures to stop drunk people from buying and handling puppies, NYC news site DNAinfo reported Tuesday. Fernanda Moritz, manager of a store called Le Petite Puppy, said the store has a new rule that passers-by may not buy or hold…

U.S. nuclear lab to reopen after wildfire threat ends

Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory said they will re-open the nuclear research center on Wednesday after it was closed in late June due to an encroaching wildfire. The site in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II, “appears to…

Thousands of U.S.-run mine workers strike for better wages in Papua

More than 7,000 workers from US company Freeport McMoRan’s massive gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s western Papua region started a week-long strike on Monday to demand better wages. “We want a bigger salary so that we can afford to have a better life,” Frans Kaweai, a protester, told AFP…

Thousands of US-run mine workers strike in Papua

More than 7,000 workers from US company Freeport McMoRan’s massive gold and copper mine in Indonesia’s western Papua region started a week-long strike on Monday to demand better wages. “We want a bigger salary so that we can afford to have a better life,” Frans Kaweai, a protester, told AFP…

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