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Archive for January, 2011

David Kato, Ugandan gay rights campaigner has been beaten to death, activists say. Last year, he sued a local newspaper which outed him as homosexual.

His death and the arrest of one suspect were confirmed by the police. (more…)

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The fate of the building (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), located in the northern Austrian town of Amstetten, was uncertain since Josef Fritzl’s crimes were discovered, it has now been decided. (more…)

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A man in his 60s died after setting himself on fire in the town of Samitah, in Saudi Arabia’s south-western region of Jizan (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), and died later in the hospital, officials have said. (more…)

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While Alexander Lukashenko (photo, from spiegel.de), 56, is sworn in as Belarus’ president, many opposition supporters have staged a demonstration outside the country’s Palace of the Republic. (more…)

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Two South African groups applied for an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni (photo, from aljazeera.net), the head of Israel’s Kadima party, over alleged war crimes. But their application has been turned down by the South African police’s special investigation division. (more…)

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A newly revealed letter (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) shows that in 1997, a Vatican department advised Ireland’s Catholic bishops not to report priests suspected of child abuse to the police, but to handle them within church. (more…)

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A report published in Chemical Research in Toxicology shows that smoking damages the body in minutes, not years. (more…)

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Over alleged war crimes, two South African groups seek an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni, the head of Israel’s Kadima party, who is to visit the country next week, said Israeli media. (more…)

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Tunisia is going through a lot of violence since its longtime ruler, Zine Abidine Ben Ali, was forced out of his country by mass protests.

Looting and deadly prison riots have erupted throughout the country and armed militias have taken to the streets frightening the population. (more…)

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A date has been set by a UK court for Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange, 39. He will appear for the full extradition hearing next month. (more…)

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