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A controversial law that has been in effect for more than a year has been thrown out by a judge in the state of Wisconsin.

US Republican Governor Scott Walker supported this law which strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights. (more…)

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Michelle Martin (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the jailed ex-wife of child killer Marc Dutroux has been released from prison after serving 16 years into her 30-year sentence. (more…)

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A $1.2bn loan for Bangladesh’s Padma bridge project has been cancelled by the World Bank on Friday, arguing that the government had not co-operated in investigating “high level” corruption in the project.

The bank said about the loan being cancelled immediately : “The World Bank cannot, should not, and will not turn a blind eye to evidence of corruption.” (more…)

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A woman in Afghanistan has been arrested for allegedly strangling her 22-year old daughter-in-law two days ago in the village of Mahfalay, inKunduz province (map, from bbcimg.co.uk), for giving birth to a third daughter. (more…)

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Charges against four out of six Kenyan officials have been confirmed by the International Criminal Court (ICC). They will stand trial over weeks of unrest following the 2007 election in which about 1,100 people died and 60,000 people were forced to flee their homes. (photo, from france24.com) (more…)

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A video appears to show four US soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on three apparently lifeless men on the ground (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). The soldiers seem to be aware that they are being filmed. (more…)

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The container ship that ran aground on a coral reef off of New Zealand’s North Island on 5 October, leaking large amounts of fuel, has broken in two (photo, from aljazeera.com). (more…)

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A recording of the first call of Anders Behring Breivik (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) to the police was broadcast by Norwegian commercial TV channel TV 2 for the first time on Tuesday.

Norwegians have heard the self-confessed mass killer introduce himself as a “Norwegian anti-communist resistance commander” and say he wants to surrender. (more…)

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, one of the sons of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured late on Saturday (photo, from guardian.co.uk) in the southern desert town of Obari, in Libya, while he was trying to flee to Niger. (more…)

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All of the oil has been pumped out of the cargo ship which had run aground on Astrolabe Reef (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), on New Zealand’s North Island, officials said. (more…)

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