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Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep their clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the naked pics on blogs, prompting a statement from the cultural ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to the historical sites. “We have redoubled efforts for continuous

Acting Ukrainian president slams ‘sham’ Crimean referendum

Ukraine will not intervene militarily in the separatist peninsula of Crimea, in order to avoid exposing its eastern border, Ukraine’s acting president told AFP Tuesday in an exclusive interview. In his comments, Oleksandr Turchynov, who came to power last month after violent protests brought down the previous pro-Moscow government, also slammed an upcoming referendum

Report: Disney looking to buy major YouTube content provider

Media and entertainment giant Disney is in talks to buy Maker Studios, one of the largest content providers for online video sharing website YouTube, a report said Tuesday. Specialist website Re/code cited “people familiar with the negotiations” and said the transaction would value Maker Studios at $500 million or more. “If it goes through,

1,500 Haitian cholera victims accuse U.N. of causing outbreak in new lawsuit

Victims of Haiti’s deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization’s alleged responsibility for the outbreak. The class-action suit — representing some 1,500 victims — is the “the largest lawsuit against the UN regarding the outbreak to date,” plaintiffs’ representatives

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