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China actress in sex for gifts claim gets apology from US website

China actress in sex for gifts claim gets apology from US website

Dec 19, – Los Angeles: A US-based Chinese news agency has apologised to award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi for claiming she slept with top Chinese officials for money and gifts, a publicist said Wednesday. In a statement Boxun News said there was no evidence to support the claims and acknowledged it did not contact the “Crouching […]

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Argentina: Marita Veron sex trafficking case triggers violent protest

Argentina: Marita Veron sex trafficking case triggers violent protest

Dec 19, – A court in Argentina has convicted 10 people for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Marita Veron, who has been missing since 2002. The court in north-western Tucuman province overturned a 2012 ruling which had acquitted all 13 defendants in the case of human trafficking. Ms Veron’s mother, Susana Trimarco, had appealed […]

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Rio De Janeiro Police Force Indigenous People Out Of Maracanã

Rio De Janeiro Police Force Indigenous People Out Of Maracanã

Dec 16, Rio De Janeiro – Police in Rio de Janeiro have removed about 25 protesters who had re-occupied the grounds of an Indian Museum complex near the Maracana soccer stadium that will host the final match of next year’s World Cup. The crumbling complex originally was scheduled to be demolished to make way for […]

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Israeli soldier shot dead along Lebanon border

Israeli soldier shot dead along Lebanon border

Dec 16, – Lebanon’s National News Agency confirmed the shooting of an Israeli soldier by a member of the Lebanese army near the Rosh Hanikra border crossing late Sunday. Lebanese sources said they had lost contact with the Lebanese soldier after the shooting. Andrea Tenenti, a spokesman for United Nations forces in southern Lebanon, said […]

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At least 22 dead as bus plunges off Philippine highway

At least 22 dead as bus plunges off Philippine highway

Dec 16, – At least twenty-two people were killed when a commuter bus plunged from an elevated highway onto a van in Philippine capital Manila on Monday, police said, warning the death toll could rise. Twenty of those who died in the accident in the sprawling city were on board the bus, with the other […]

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Italian police want student charged for kissing riot policeman

Italian police want student charged for kissing riot policeman

Dec 15, Rome: A photograph of a female protester kissing an Italian riot policeman, hailed as an emblematic image of peace in Italy, has failed to impress a police union — it wants the protester prosecuted for sexual violence. Nina De Chiffre, 20, a student who was protesting last month against the construction of a […]

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Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Dec 15, Dhaka, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh opened fire Sunday to try to stop rampaging activists of an Islamist party who were protesting the execution of one of its leaders, leaving at least three people dead and wounding scores, a doctor said. The violence took place in Lalmonirhat district in northern Bangladesh as Jamaat-e-Islami […]

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X Factor’s Tulisa charged with drug offence

X Factor’s Tulisa charged with drug offence

Dec 09, – Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is to be charged “with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs”, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed. “We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction,” Baljit Ubhey, London chief crown prosecutor, said. The 25-year-old was arrested in June after the […]

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Singapore shocked by worst outbreak of violence

Singapore shocked by worst outbreak of violence

Dec 09, – Singapore: Singaporeans woke up to unfamiliar images of burnt cars and littered streets Monday after a fatal road accident triggered a riot by South Asian workers, the worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years. The riot erupted late Sunday in tightly-controlled Singapore’s congested Little India district after a 33-year-old Indian […]

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