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135 gargoyles are up for adoption at the Milan’s main cathedral (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the fourth-largest cathedral in the world. (more…)

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The Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) has been reopened, as Egypt tries to revive its tourism industry, badly hit by last year’s uprising. (more…)

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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel committee which argued that the EU had helped transform Europe “from the continent of war to a continent of peace”. (more…)

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Nearly 80 years after the American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde’s deaths, the guns they had with them when they were killed will be up for auction in September in New Hampshire.

Two guns, a Colt .38-caliber revolver and a Colt .45-caliber pistol, could sell for between $100,000 and $200,000 each, according to Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction in Amherst, New Hampshire. (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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After calling a 30-year-old law student “a slut” and “a prostitute” over her opinion on contraception, several advertisers have deserted US radio host Rush Limbaugh (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco, and should therefore be regulated, according to a team of health experts from the University of California, San Francisco. (photo from radio-canada.ca) (more…)

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After his tax history has become a campaign issue, on Tuesday US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (photo, from aljazeera.com) has released two large sets of tax documents disclosing his multi-million-dollar income on his campaign website. (more…)

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In a confidential report sent to Brussels this week, some EU diplomats urge the European Commission to consider drafting a legislation in order to ensure that financial transactions by EU members do not support Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.(map from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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An estimated million signatures has been gathered by opponents of Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker, in order to force him to defend his seat in a special election. (photo, from aljazeera.com) (more…)

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