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UK households’ personal debt reaches record £1.4trn

November 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Business, News, World

Total personal debt in the UK has reached record highs – 1.4 trillion pounds, a new report has shown. It means that households owe the equivalent of 94 percent of the UK’s economic output last year. An average household debt of 54,000 pounds is now almost twice the level of a decade ago, the report […]

Matisse painting in Norwegian museum was Nazi loot

April 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Art, Entertainment, News, World

OSLO, Norway — A family is demanding that a Norwegian museum return a Henri Matisse painting seized from Jews by Nazis under the direction of Hermann Goering in World War II. No related posts.

Anonymous ‘hacks’ North Korea social network accounts

April 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Lifestyle, News, Science, Technology, World

Internet Hacking collective Anonymous has said it has infiltrated and vandalized social networking profiles in North Korea. No related posts.

Lego pulls ‘Star Wars’ Jabba’s Palace after anti-Muslim row

April 1, 2013 by  
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Lego, accused of making fun of Muslim culture with its Star Wars/Jabba the Hutt Palace Lego, which bears a likeness to some iconic Muslim mosques in Istanbul, has decided to pull the toys from store shelves. No related posts.

Vigilante targets thieves, kidnappers, sex offenders and extortionists

March 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Crime, News, World

URAPAN — Vigilante justice surfaces in the streets of Mexico’s Michoacan state as the bodies of seven men, all shot in the head as if executed, were found dumped in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street. No related posts.

Cyprus closes bank, depositors suffer heavy losses

March 25, 2013 by  
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CYPRUS — The European Union and Cyprus closed a last minute deal to shut down its second-largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors, including wealthy Russians, in return for a 10 billion euro ($13b US) bailout. No related posts.

Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer biowarfare conspiracy

March 14, 2013 by  
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Venezuela is to formally investigate suspicions late President Hugo Chavez’s was a victim of biowarfare, soft-killed with cancer after being poisoned by foreign enemies, the government said. No related posts.

Pirate Bay founders lose free speech battle to list torrents

STRASBORUG — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that any free speech rights of Pirate Bay founders to list torrent files must give way to the rights of copyright holders. No related posts.

Anonymous plans massive cyberattack against Israel

March 14, 2013 by  
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Hacktivist group Anonymous, along with numerous other hackers, is planning a massive cyber-attack on Israel, threatening to “erase” Israel from the Internet, No related posts.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio named Pope Francis of Argentina

March 14, 2013 by  
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ROME — A papal conclave to name the next pope has concluded at the Vatican, naming Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina as the next Pope. No related posts.

Apartheid death squad leader Comrad Dirk Coetzee dead

March 7, 2013 by  
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PRETORIA — Dirk Coetzee, an Afrikaner police captain who once led a South African apartheid-era death squad and later turned ANC informant to topple the oppressive white minority government, has died at the age of 57. Dirk Coetzee was a former Afrikaner police captain who turned whistle-blower on his assassin’s squad. Fleeing South Africa in […]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer

March 5, 2013 by  
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has succumb to cancer after a two-year battle, No related posts.

Australia begins injecting pre-teen boys with HPV vaccine

February 28, 2013 by  
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Pre-teen boys in Australia have begun receiving a Merck & Co. human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in a government-sponsored program designed to prevent cervical cancer, No related posts.

Bank of England mulls negative interest rates

February 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Business, News, World

LONDON — People across Britain could see their savings hit or face new charges on their current accounts after a senior official at the Bank of England proposed the “extraordinary” measure of imposing negative interest rates on banks. No related posts.

Iran alters image of Michelle Obama’s Oscars dress

February 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Film & TV, News, World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state media has run altered images of first lady Michelle Obama’s Oscars appearance, making her gown look less revealing, No related posts.

Bulgarians protest political corruption, utility monopolies

February 26, 2013 by  
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Tens of thousands protested across Bulgaria Sunday, calling for and end to political corruption, utility monopolies, No related posts.

Sri Lanka mass grave evidences human rights ‘crime site’

February 18, 2013 by  
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The remains of more than 150 people have been excavated in the town of Matale in central Sri Lanka. No related posts.

Italy’s leftist anti-establishment group steals momentum from Silvio Berlusconi

February 18, 2013 by  
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ROME — Italian comic Beppe Grillo and his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement are stealing momentum from scandal laden mainstreamer Silvio Berlusconi just before election. No related posts.

Hugo Chavez surprises political foes in return from Cuba

February 18, 2013 by  
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CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba on Monday more than two months after surgery for cancer No related posts.

Asteroid buzzes Earth as meteorite slams into Russia’s Urals

February 15, 2013 by  
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A 150-foot asteroid, 2012 DA14, hurtled safely past Earth on Friday, hours after a meteorite slammed into a lake in Russia’s Ural Mountains region. No related posts.

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