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UN accused of spreading cholera in Haiti

UN accused of spreading cholera in Haiti

A United Nations military base on the Artibonite river in Nepal, primary source of water for the surrounding populace, has been accused of sparking the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti – one of the worst epidemics in their recent [read more]

Ohio kidnapper due in court charged with kidnap and rape

Ohio kidnapper due in court charged with kidnap and rape

The man suspected of kidnapping and imprisoning three women for a decade in Cleveland is due to make his first court appearance in Ohio on Thursday. Ariel Castro, a former bus driver, has been charged with kidnap and rape. The three women [read more]

The US accuses China of cyber espionage

The US accuses China of cyber espionage

A US report by the Pentagon has accused China of targeting US government computer software as part of a cyber-spying campaign. The report states the alleged intrusion was focused on collecting data on US diplomatic, economic and defence [read more]

NRA membership hits record high in USA

NRA membership hits record high in USA

The American non-profit body National Rifle Organisation (NRA) has announced that its membership has hit a record high of five million, a figure that they aim to double in the near future to preserve gun ownership in the US. The group [read more]

Harper Lee sues for the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee sues for the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird, has sued a literary agent saying he took advantage of her declining health to trick her into assigning him the copyright on the book. The lawsuit was filed on [read more]

Stuart Hall the latest in UK sex scandal

Stuart Hall the latest in UK sex scandal

Former BBC presenter of the hit show It’s a Knockout, Stuart Hall, has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct against girls as young as nine in the last 50 years of his career. The 83-year-old broadcaster yesterday admitted to 14 offences [read more]

UKIP gains in local elections

UKIP gains in local elections

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has made huge gains in local government elections, posing a threat to the major parties across England. With counting still taking place in 28 English authorities and the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, UKIP [read more]

Fistfight breaks out in Venezuelan parliament

Fistfight breaks out in Venezuelan parliament

A fistfight broke out in Venezuelan parliament that injured a number of legislators during an angry session linked to the nation’s bitter election dispute in Caracas, yesterday. The trouble began after the government-controlled assembly [read more]

Obama pledges to close Guantánamo Bay

Obama pledges to close Guantánamo Bay

President Obama vowed again to close the controversial prison in Cuba yesterday, after revelations that 100 of its 166 inmates are on hunger strike. The closure of the site was one of his inauguration promises, although he has so far been [read more]

India denies patent for new cancer drug

India denies patent for new cancer drug

On 1st April, the Supreme Court of India denied one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies Novartis’ plea to patent a new version of its anti-cancer drug, Glivec. A patent allows the drug to be sold only by the company which [read more]

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