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Top Gabon civil servants probed over hardwood traffic Security agents in Gabon are investigating several top civil servants, including an advisor to the president, for illegal trafficking in a precious hardwood, a source close to the government said Friday. Some of the officials have been taken into custody
Yahoo! News | Nov 27, 2015 4:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Family despair as inquest of Ms Dhu delayed The family of an Aboriginal woman who died in police custody after three visits to hospital express anger and disbelief after an inquest is delayed. Royce Kurmelovs reports from Perth.
BBC News | Nov 27, 2015 4:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Fighting the disability taboo Muniba Mazari speaks out about rights for disabled people in Pakistan
BBC News | Nov 27, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Britain sends mixed messages on climate ahead of Paris talks By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cuts to renewable energy subsidies and abandonment of its carbon capture and storage scheme are likely to diminish the country's influence at the global climate talks starting in Paris this weekend
Yahoo! News | Nov 27, 2015 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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From Pearl Harbor to an Apology, an Internment Timeline The American government forced tens of thousands of people of Japanese descent into detention centers during World War II. An apology came in 1988.
New York Times | Nov 27, 2015 3:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sinosphere: Q. and A.: Lu Yang on Art, Uterus Man and Living Life on the Web The Shanghai-born new media artist has produced a series of boundary-pushing multimedia works that explore neuroscience, mortality and religion.
New York Times | Nov 27, 2015 12:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Row over Adam Lambert Singapore concert A growing controversy over a Singapore concert starring gay singer Adam Lambert has highlighted the widening cultural divide in the strait-laced city-state, says the BBC's Tessa Wong.
BBC News | Nov 27, 2015 11:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Asian soccer body urges support for FIFA candidate Salman GENEVA (AP) FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman received an endorsement Friday from his executive committee colleagues at the Asian soccer confederation.
Yahoo! News | Nov 27, 2015 11:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boys arrested for gang-raping classmate Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.
BBC News | Nov 27, 2015 10:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Chinese Rights Advocate Known as Guo Feixiong Convicted of Unexpected New Charge The addition of new charge, picking quarrels and provoking trouble, means that he will spend an additional two years in prison, according to his lawyers.
New York Times | Nov 27, 2015 10:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend