26 Jan 2013

Antigua applies for permission to run ‘pirate’ website

“Antigua is seeking permission to run a website that sells music, movies and software – but ignores copyright law. The Caribbean island is due to appear before the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 28 January seeking permission to run the site. “ Source: BBC News – Antigua applies for permission

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26 Jan 2013

Iraq Sunnis threaten army attacks after protest deaths

“Sunni leaders in Anbar have threatened to launch attacks against the army in the western Iraqi province after five protesters were shot dead in Fallujah. The anti-government demonstrators were killed and 60 others injured in clashes with soldiers after Friday prayers.” Source: BBC News – Iraq Sunnis threaten army attacks

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26 Jan 2013

Venezuela prison riot kills dozens

“A jail riot in southwestern Venezuela killed dozens of people on Friday, local media reported, the latest incident in the ongoing crisis in the South American nation’s crowded prisons.” Source: Venezuela prison riot kills dozens: report | Reuters

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25 Jan 2013

India mother arrested for ‘selling 11-year-old daughter for $12,000’

“A mother in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has been arrested for allegedly selling her daughter for 650,000 rupees ($12,000; £7,611). The mother said she sold the girl to raise money to repay a fine of 450,000 rupees ($8,383; £5,317) imposed on her by the village council, police said.

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25 Jan 2013

Afghanistan: ‘Five killed’ in car bomb attack in Kapisa

“At least five civilians have been killed in a car bomb attack thought to have been targeting a Nato convoy in eastern Kapisa province, officials say. “ Source: BBC News – Afghanistan last: ‘Five killed’ in car bomb attack in Kapisa

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25 Jan 2013

Under-age workers found in Apple supply audit

“Apple has terminated a contract with Chinese circuit board manufacturer PZ after discovering 74 under-age workers were working there. The workers, who were all under 16, had been supplied by a regional recruitment company who gave them fake identity papers, the tech giant said.” Source: BBC News – Under-age workers

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25 Jan 2013

Iraqi soldiers fire on anti-government protesters

“Iraqi soldiers opened fire Friday on Sunni anti-government protesters demanding the Shiite prime minister step down, health officials said. Provincial health officials said that at least four people were killed and 42 wounded in the shootings in Falluja in western Anbar province, a Sunni stronghold where protesters have been denouncing

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25 Jan 2013

UK: Guns and drugs smuggling soldiers jailed

“Four British soldiers and another man who tried to smuggle guns and drugs into the UK have been jailed.” Source: BBC News – Guns and drugs smuggling soldiers jailed

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25 Jan 2013

Athens hit by Greek transport strike after police raid

“Traffic gridlock has paralysed Athens as Greek commuters struggle to work by car, amid a public transport strike. Early on Friday police stormed a metro train depot, breaking up a workers’ sit-in. Police sealed off the entrance. Other transport workers have joined the striking metro workers in solidarity and a

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25 Jan 2013

Critics of Jordan’s King Perform Well in Election

“The surprise victory of 37 Islamist and other government critics despite an election boycott injects a degree of dissent into Jordan’s newly empowered parliament. The king has portrayed the assembly as a centerpiece of his reform package, but the opposition says it’s not enough and vowed Thursday to stage more

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