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  • Explosion near Indian nuclear plant kills 6

    November 27, 2013 6:36 AM 32

    Published: 7:33PM Wednesday November 27, 2013 Source: AP A crude bomb exploded near a nuclear plant in southern India, demolishing two houses and killing six people, police said. One of three people seriously injured was identified by police as an anti-nuclear activist and a suspect in the case. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, which has inspired

  • NATO launches largest-ever cyber security exercises

    November 27, 2013 2:28 AM 19

    By: Agence France-Presse November 27, 2013 11:46 AM TALLINN — NATO on Tuesday launched its largest-ever cyber exercises to practise warding off massive, simultaneous attacks on member states and their partners. Based at the alliance’s cyber defence centre in EU member Estonia, the exercises will last three days and include participants in over 30 European

  • Rouhani says 'long' way to final Iran nuclear deal

    November 26, 2013 10:23 PM 15

    TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday hailed a landmark interim nuclear deal reached with world powers this week as the right step in a "long" journey to a comprehensive accord. He stressed that Iran's enrichment of uranium - which according to the deal will be limited to five percent purity - would continue as his negotiators engage

  • Zimbabwe's top rights lawyer acquitted

    November 26, 2013 10:48 AM 17

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's leading rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was acquitted Tuesday of charges of obstructing justice and being unruly to police officers. But human rights activists say the charges should have never been brought against her in the first place and they charge the government has used such dubious charges, jailing and court trials

  • CareFlight crew say tiger mauling scene was "chaotic"

    November 26, 2013 10:47 AM 22

    RACQ CareFlight crew members have described the scene of the tiger mauling at Australia Zoo as "chaotic". The Sunshine Coast Airport based crew were called to the Beerwah tourist attraction about 2.45pm after experienced tiger handler David Styles was bitten on the shoulder and neck during a show. Flight paramedic Santosh Broom said it was the first

  • Thai protesters besiege more ministries as no-confidence debate begins in parliament

    November 26, 2013 9:07 AM 23

    Thai protesters have besieged several more government ministries as part of their efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Demonstrators have surrounded the interior, agriculture, transport, and sports and tourism ministries, ordering officials inside to leave, a day after occupying the finance and foreign ministries. Protest leaders said the demonstrations

  • 'Excited' tiger bit trainer: Qld zoo

    November 26, 2013 8:24 AM 22

    A senior tiger handler is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked by a tiger at a Queensland zoo. The big cat became "overexcited" during a play session in a tiger show on Tuesday afternoon and bit its 30-year-old male trainer on the neck and shoulder. Australia Zoo director Wes Mennon says a group of co-workers nearby saw the attack and helped

  • Slave suspect a 'toothless old man' (From Preston and Leyland Citizen)

    November 26, 2013 3:57 AM 65

    Slavery suspect Aravindan Balakrishnan was more of a "toothless old man" than a "charismatic" figure, according to the cousin of a woman who lived in his commune for more than 20 years. Eleri Morgan claims her cousin Sian Davies died in 1997 after mysteriously falling out of a bathroom window in the house the group were living in in Brixton, south London

  • British slave woman's 'scented love letters and photographs to the neighbour she was obsessed with'

    November 25, 2013 4:32 PM 31

    The young woman kept as a ‘slave’ all her life became obsessed with a neighbour, writing him scented love letters and sending him photographs of herself, it was claimed last night. The 30-year-old allegedly held captive by a cult-like Left-wing commune along with two older women was seen as ‘spooky’ by neighbours but did have some limited contact with the outside

  • In Afghanistan, Stoning Of Adulterers May Be Legalized In New Law

    November 25, 2013 2:02 PM 25

    By Mirwais Harooni and Katharine Houreld KABUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Death by stoning for convicted adulterers is being written into Afghan law, a senior official said on Monday, the latest sign that human rights won at great cost since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 are rolling back as foreign troops withdraw. "We are working on the draft of a sharia