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Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive

Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive

Aug 12, Cameras in Oslo captured an unusual campaign prank: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg driving a taxi, chatting with passengers ahead of elections. The Norwegian PM dressed up as a cab driver, taking unsuspecting potential voters around the streets of the capital Oslo. Several passengers recognized him despite his taxi driver’s uniform. Stoltenberg said […]

August 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Edward Snowden’s father set to make Russia visit

Edward Snowden’s father set to make Russia visit

Aug 11, – Lon Snowden, father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, has got a Russian visa and will visit his son “very soon”, his lawyer says. Mr Snowden told the US ABC network. He wanted his son to return home provided the justice system is applied “correctly” in his case. He added that his […]

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French serviceman held in Lyon over suspected mosque plot

French serviceman held in Lyon over suspected mosque plot

Aug 11, – A French military serviceman has been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque, the interior ministry has said. The 23-year-old man was stationed at an air base near Lyon. The ministry said the serviceman had carried out an earlier mosque attack and had views described as “close to the extreme […]

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Observers: Six migrants drown, at least 100 rescued off Sicily

Observers: Six migrants drown, at least 100 rescued off Sicily

Aug 10, Six migrants have drowned off Sicily after the boat carrying them from Africa to Europe ran aground, while more than 100 others were saved. The incident comes as the number of people trying to make the passage grows. Italian media reported that the migrants had drowned trying to reach the shore after the […]

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Spanish, French police bust human trafficking ring

Spanish, French police bust human trafficking ring

Aug 10, – A human trafficking ring has been dismantled after authorities arrested 75 people in Spain and France. The gang had allegedly smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States. Spanish and French police said Saturday that 75 people were arrested, 51 in Spain and 24 in France, in connection with a “complex” […]

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Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert

Aug 09, – The Eiffel Tower was completely evacuated on Friday afternoon following a bomb alert, a police official told Reuters. The 324-metre-high iron tower was evacuated around 2pm (12.30 GMT) and had not reopened to tourists by 1600GMT. The police official could give no further details. Built in 1889 and one of the world’s […]

August 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Two British teenage women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

Two British teenage women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

Aug 08, – Two British women have had acid thrown in their faces in Zanzibar, police on the east African island say. Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18 and from London, were working as volunteer teachers on the island. Their mothers, Nicky Gee and Rochelle Trup, said they expected them to return to the […]

August 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Many mothers ‘feel discriminated against at work’

Many mothers ‘feel discriminated against at work’

Aug 08, – More than a quarter of mothers in the UK feel discriminated against at work, a survey suggests. A third of 1,975 women questioned for legal firm Slater and Gordon said they found it impossible to climb the career ladder and 54% said their employer could do more to support working mums.   […]

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Egg-breaking rampage: French farmers smash eggs in fury at costs

Egg-breaking rampage: French farmers smash eggs in fury at costs

Aug 08, France – A group of rogue French farmers has gone on a furious egg-breaking rampage, destroying tens of thousands on roads and pledging to smash many more in protest against low prices. “More than 100,000 eggs were destroyed in the Cotes d’Armor (a department in the northwestern region of Brittany),” a spokesman for […]

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Sikh leader asked to remove turban at Rome airport

Sikh leader asked to remove turban at Rome airport

Aug 08, – Terming removal of turban in the name of security checks a direct assault on Sikh identity, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said the Union government must mount pressure on countries resorting to this measure, to desist from such practices. It was most unfortunate that Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee […]

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