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25 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: pakistan telecommunication authority
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.The moves follow a temporary ban imposed on Facebook in May that drew both praise and condemnation in a country that has long struggled to figure out how strict a vers

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25 June 2010 5:57 PM | Tagged: nobel peace prize winner archbishop desmond
BERLIN – German police say an American got so fed up with the constant mosquito-like droning from his neighbors' vuvuzela plastic horns that he threatened to kill them with an ax.Police in the Bavarian city of Weiden said Friday the 45-year-old man confronted his neighbors during Thursday's Netherlands-Cameroon World Cup game wielding the ax.They said he was so sick of the constant buzzing

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25 June 2010 5:37 PM | Tagged: violent street protests
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Hundreds of people were killed and as many as 400,000 driven from their homes this month when Kyrgyz mobs rampaged through Uzbek neighborhoods in and around the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad.Sandjar Bakiyev, 27, was detained in the mountains of the Jalal-Abad region despite serious resistance from him and his supporters, Interior Minister Bolot Sher said. Sandjar Bakiyev is o

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25 June 2010 5:37 PM | Tagged: royal college of obstetricians
LONDON The government-commissioned study is a setback for anti-abortion activists, who want the country's current 24-week time limit for terminations reduced.The study says that nerve connections in the brain are not sufficiently formed to allow pain perception before 24 weeks.The study by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, published Friday, was recommended by lawmakers who are

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25 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: swollen rivers
BRANQU.NA, Brazil – Brazilian officials say the number of those still missing from flooding dropped to 76 — while those killed ticked up to 51.Torrential rains that triggered widespread flooding across the northeastern portion of Brazil sent swollen rivers rushing from their banks last weekend.Entire towns were flattened.And more than 1,000 people were initially registered as missing.

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25 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: palestinian parliamentary elections
JERUSALEM – Human Rights Watch charged Friday that Hamas militants are violating the rules of war by prohibiting a captive Israeli soldier from having contact with his family and the Red Cross.The treatment of the 23-year-old soldier, captured exactly four years ago, by his Hamas captors is cruel and inhuman and matches a U.N definition of torture because he is denied any outside contact,

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25 June 2010 5:11 PM | Tagged: widows
An international conference on the rights of widows is being hosted in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

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25 June 2010 4:59 PM | Tagged: ministerial visit
The Indian home minister is in Islamabad for what is the first Indian ministerial visit to Pakistan since the Mumbai attacks.