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Chávez may not be embalmed

Chávez may not be embalmed

The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s body is highly unlikely to be embalmed as was planned, the Venezuelan Government has announced. Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s acting president, acknowledged on Wednesday that it could be [read more]

Argentina celebrates election of pope

Argentina celebrates election of pope

Argentinians are celebrating the announcement of Francis I to become pope. However, there is mixed opinion within the country over the allegations of his involvement with the military junta during the 70s and 80s. A large crowd gathered [read more]

Indian forces killed during gunfight in Kashmir

Indian forces killed during gunfight in Kashmir

At least five Indian soldiers and two militants have been killed in a gunfight that took place in the Indian-administered Kashmir, local police reported. A further seven soldiers have been reportedly injured.  Police officials state that [read more]

Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as Francis I

Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as Francis I

White smoke billowing from the Vatican’s Sistine chimney announces that a new pope has been elected. Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran announced Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope. He has chosen the name of Francis I. [read more]

European Union bans animal testing for cosmetics

European Union bans animal testing for cosmetics

The European Union has this week put into effect a complete ban on the sale of cosmetic products developed through animal testing. Announced by the European Commission on Monday 10th March, the ban applies to all new cosmetics, including [read more]

Falklands vote to stay with the UK

Falklands vote to stay with the UK

The people of the Falkland Islands have overwhelmingly voted to remain a British overseas territory, with 99.8% voting in favour during a two-day referendum in the capital Port Stanley. Figures show a total of 1,517 votes were cast, of [read more]

Oil dispute set to end between Sudan rivals

Oil dispute set to end between Sudan rivals

South Sudan has finally signed an agreement with its arch rival, Sudan, to restart the flow of oil stalled for more than a year after shutting down pipelines. The deal was signed by Sudan’s chief negotiator, Idris Mohammed Abdel-Qadir, [read more]

Delhi Rape suspect found dead in prison

Delhi Rape suspect found dead in prison

Ram Singh, one of the five suspects on trial in New Delhi for December’s gang rape case, was found dead in his cell in Delhi’s Tihar jail this morning. Officials at Tihar jail confirmed that Ram Singh had apparently hanged himself from [read more]

North Korea ends peace treaty with South Korea after UN sanctions

North Korea ends peace treaty with South Korea after UN sanctions

North Korea have scrapped all peace treaties with South Korea and threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes. The move comes after the UN imposed another round of sanctions on the country over its third nuclear test. These new sanctions [read more]

Berlusconi receives prison sentence over wire tapping

Berlusconi receives prison sentence over wire tapping

Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to one year in prison over an illegal wire tap. Berlusconi was found guilty of making preparations for the leaking of a police wire tap concerning a [read more]

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