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Miss Universe doesn’t support marijuana legalisation

Miss Universe doesn’t support marijuana legalisation

By Bianca London Olivia Culpo, who was crowned Miss Universe 2012, is already putting her newfound power to good use. In an interview with Fox & Friends, the former Miss USA confirmed her firm stance against cannabis, also known as marijuana, for recreational use.Speaking on the show, the 20-year-old beauty queen said: ‘I think that [...]

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Outrage as boyfriend of Delhi rape victim speaks

NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (AFP) – Claims of police incompetence and public apathy stirred fresh outrage in the case of a New Delhi gang-rape victim after her boyfriend recounted witnessing the horrific crime for the first time. The man was also badly injured as he tried to prevent the assault on a moving bus on [...]

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Hamas allows mass Fatah rally in Gaza

Hamas allows mass Fatah rally in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Jan 4 (AFP) -Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party on Friday held a mass rally in Gaza, their first since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007. “Victory is near and we will meet you in Gaza in the near future,” Abbas said in [...]

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Chavez oath can be delayed: VP

CARACAS, Jan 5 (AFP) -Venezuela’s National Assembly meets today to elect its leadership in a session that also is expected to thrash out the country’s political future as President Hugo Chavez battles cancer in Cuba. The elections will be a key political test for its current leader Diosdado Cabello, the regime’s number three and a [...]

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Pakistan’s Malala leaves hospital ahead of surgery

Pakistan’s Malala leaves hospital ahead of surgery

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Ending India’s rape culture

Ending India’s rape culture

By Naomi Wolf NEW YORK – The crime seems incomprehensible. A 23-year-old physiotherapy student is dead, 12 days after having been raped for more than an hour by six men in a bus traveling on main roads in the Indian capital. Her internal injuries from the iron rod that her attackers used were so severe [...]

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Thousands flee wildfires in Australia

SYDNEY, Jan 5, (AFP) – Thousands of people have fled wildfires raging on the Australian island of Tasmania that have destroyed at least 80 properties amid fears that at least one man died in the blaze, police said Saturday. The fires flared on Friday as much of the country suffered a summer heatwave that pushed [...]

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Philippines probes deadly gun rampage

MANILA, Jan 5 (AFP) -A man accused of helping a Philippine gunman kill seven people and wound 12 others has been detained as police investigate the motive for the drug-fuelled rampage, officials said Saturday. Witnesses told police the arrested suspect helped reload a semi-automatic pistol as the gunman, later killed by police, went house to [...]

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Giant tuna sells for $1.8 million in Japan

Giant tuna sells for $1.8 million in Japan

TOKYO, Jan 5 (AFP) -A monster bluefin tuna sold for a record-breaking $1.8 million in the year’s first auction at Japan’s Tsukiji fish market on Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year. The 222-kilogram (488-pound) fish, caught off Japan’s northern city of Oma, fetched a winning bid of 155.4 million yen (about [...]

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‘Black Beauty’ could yield Martian secrets

‘Black Beauty’ could yield Martian secrets

2 Billion year old cricket ball sized meteorite filled with ancient water from Mars WASHINGTON (AFP) – A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed “Black Beauty” could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. Discovered in Morocco’s Sahara [...]

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Scientists in Hong Kong map initial anti-aging formula

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Scientists in Hong Kong appear to have mapped out a formula that can delay the aging process in mice, a discovery they hope to replicate in people. Their finding, published in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, builds on their work in 2005 which shed light on premature aging, or progeria, [...]

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Ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan

Ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan

By Mario Ledwith A collection of manuscripts from caves in Afghanistan has provided the first evidence of Jewish communities living in the devoutly Muslim country 1,000 years ago. The cache of Hebrew documents are thought to have originated from the country’s northeast region, a Taliban stronghold. The documents, which include biblical commentaries, personal letters and [...]

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Giant pandas could be the latest weapon against superbugs

Giant pandas could be the latest weapon against superbugs

By Emily Payne Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria. The Chinese researchers discovered the compound, known as cathelicidin-AM, after analysing the panda’s DNA. It’s thought that that the antibiotic is released by the bear’s immune system in order to protect them from [...]

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Indian spends 14,000 on a shirt made of gold

Indian spends 14,000 on a shirt made of gold

By Jill Reilly It is often said that money can’t buy love. But try telling that to a wealthy Indian man who splashed out 14,000 on a solid gold shirt in the hope it will attract female attention. Money-lender Datta Phuge 32, from Pimpri-Chinchwad, commissioned the shirt which took a team of 15 goldsmiths two [...]

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