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08
Dec
N Korea confirms removal of powerbroker Chang Song-thaek

North Korea has confirmed that Chang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post. Mr Chang had committed "criminal acts", according to the state-run KCNA news agency. He was seen as an economic reformer and regularly handled talks with China, Pyongyang's only major ally. His removal is the biggest upheaval in North Korea's leadership since Mr Kim succeeded his father, analysts... [read news]

07
Dec
Waitress in anti-gay receipt flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors

A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip is reportedly issuing refunds to those who gave donations. Dayna Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 bill at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Branchburg, N.J., left her no tip, only a note saying they couldn’t leave any extra cash for her service... [read news]

06
Dec
South Africa, world mourn Nelson Mandela's death, celebrate his legacy

South Africans woke on Friday with with deep sadness at the loss Nelson Mandela as tributes continued to pour in from U.S. leaders and ordinary citizens around the world for a man considered by many to be the father of the nation.  The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma, said Mandela, known affectionately by his clan name "Madiba" had... [read news]

05
Dec
CAR violence: Many dead in Bangui as UN votes for French force

At least 80 people are believed to have been killed in fierce fighting on Thursday in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui. The city was attacked, reportedly by militias loyal to Francois Bozize, who was ousted as president by rebels in March, plunging the country into chaos. The UN Security Council has now voted to allow French troops to join an African peacekeeping force in the CAR. The violence has raised fears of... [read news]

04
Dec
Hezbollah commander Hassan Lakkis buried in Baalbek

Crowds of mourners in the Lebanese town of Baalbek have turned out for the funeral of Hassan Lakkis, a commander in the Shia militant group Hezbollah. Lakkis was shot in the head at close range at about midnight on Tuesday outside his home in a town near Beirut. Hezbollah blamed Israel for his death but Israel has denied the accusation. Little is known publicly about Lakkis, but he was reputedly close to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah... [read news]

03
Dec
Ukraine unrest: Nato condemns crackdown on protesters

Nato foreign ministers have condemned the use of "excessive force" against pro-European protesters in Ukraine after a meeting in Brussels. US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Ukraine to "listen to the voices of its people". Earlier, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov apologised in parliament for the use of police force against protesters. Mass protests were sparked by the government's decision not to sign an association deal with the EU last... [read news]

02
Dec

Hundreds of Boko Haram militants attacked an Air Force base and a military checkpoint in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri early Monday, according to government officials. Loud explosions were heard between 3 and 4 a.m. and several ambulances were seen leaving the base. The number of casualties is unknown. The governor of Borno state has imposed a strict 24-hour curfew forcing citizens to remain indoors and all air traffic in... [read news]

01
Dec
Ian Watkins child abuse: Band mates appeal for other victims to come forward

Former band mates of paedophile Ian Watkins, who has admitted a string of child sex offences, have appealed for other victims to come forward. Lostprophets said they would forever be "haunted" by what Watkins, 36, of Pontypridd, had done but were unaware of his actions. In a statement they said they "never imagined him capable" of such offences. Police called for victims to come forward after Watkins dramatically changed his pleas in court... [read news]

30
Nov
U.S. offers to destroy some Syrian chemicals

The United States has offered to destroy Syria's "priority chemicals," the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday. "The United States has offered to contribute a destruction technology, full operational support and financing to neutralize Syria's priority chemicals, which are to be removed from the country by 31 December," according to a statement from the group. A joint OPCW-United Nations team charged with... [read news]

29
Nov
Google violated Dutch data protection laws, says watchdog

The decision came after a seven-month investigation into changes Google made to its privacy policy. The changes were made in March 2012 and meant Google gathered data on people who used more than one of its services. Google said it provided specific information to users about the data it collected on them. In a summary of its findings, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) said that Google's policy did not do enough to specify what it... [read news]


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