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Archive for July 6th, 2008

A man, who had clerical robes and documents, has been caught trying to hear confessions in St Peter’s Basilica (photo), in the Vatican, has said a judge in the city-state.

In a interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, judge Gianluigi Marrone said that the man claimed he was a priest, but did not say when the incident took place. (more…)

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As no rocket and mortar attacks launched at southern Israel since an attack on Thursday, Israel took the decision to reopen the crossings. Last week, Israel closed border crossings to the Gaza Strip, after a rocket was fired from the Hamas-ruled territory, in defiance of a truce that took effect June 19. (more…)

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In northern Peru, an ancient tomb, that could throw light on the pre-Columbian Moche Indian culture, has been unearthed by archaeologists.

Well-preserved human remains, along with jewellery and ceramics were contained in the tomb, located in Ucupe, 670km from the capital Lima. (more…)

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In Berlin, police said that a 41-year-old man was arrested as wax figure of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (photo, from mirror.co.uk) was beheaded, shortly after a new branch of Madame Tussaud’s opened in Berlin. (more…)

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Imposed on Tuesday, after riots that have hit the capital Ulan Bator (photo, from bbc.co.uk), the state of emergency has been lifted by the Mongolian government.

In protests, over alleged fraud in a general election vote last Sunday, five people died and hundreds were hurt. (more…)

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In a bid to save the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, that has fallen into disrepair, the Italian government has declared a « state of emergency ».

A special commissioner will be appointed by the ministers, in order to oversee the site, and have earmarked extra funding for it. (more…)

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A secret film, made by a prison guard, shows new evidence of vote-rigging in last month’s presidential election in Zimbabwe. (more…)

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