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  • As Warsaw Ghetto uprising marks 70th anniversary, a new museum points to a changing Poland

    April 12, 2013 9:58 AM 138

    WARSAW, Poland – Almost nothing remains of the old Warsaw Ghetto: just a half-dozen buildings, a synagogue, some fragments of a brick wall. The rest was blown up by the Germans in their onslaught against the Jews who took up arms against them. Now this Holocaust-era prison of misery and death is undergoing a dramatic transformation in time for the April

  • London pubs on weekend riot alert ahead of Margaret Thatcher funeral

    April 12, 2013 8:13 AM 171

    By Helen Gilbert , 12-Apr-2013 London pubs have been urged to prepare for potential disorder this weekend in light of reports that anarchists are plotting to ‘re-enact’ the poll tax riots ahead of Lady Margaret Thatcher’s funeral next week. Aiden Kinsella, general manager of the Clarence, Whitehall who will open for business as usual on the day of the procession

  • Fidel Castro near tears as he listens to Chavez song

    April 12, 2013 6:50 AM 120

    The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been shown on state television visibly moved as he listened to a song in memory of his close ally, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Meeting students and teachers for the opening of a school, he said “The Return of a Friend” was a “pretty” song. The TV report was the first public glimpse of the impact

  • Tear gas and water cannons fired as Chilean mass protest turns violent

    April 12, 2013 4:56 AM 197

    Violent clashes erupted in Santiago as tens of thousands marched through the streets demanding education reforms in Chile. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. Over 100 demonstrators were reportedly detained and eight officers injured as massive street protests once again rocked the city. One of the injured officers is said to be in critical

  • Santiago on high alert as Chilean students protest

    April 11, 2013 11:14 PM 156

    CHILEAN students took to the streets yesterday, staging nationwide demonstrations and demanding free education. Riot police patrolled the streets of Santiago, the capital, and many shopkeepers shut their doors, fearing outbreaks of looting. Security forces used water cannon to break up groups of demonstrators, some of whom threw petrol bombs and rocks

  • French senate backs adoption reforms

    April 11, 2013 10:55 PM 133

    Posted in: International News By GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 12th April 2013 France’s senate has approved adoption reforms, hot on the heels of voting in favour of introducing marriage equality. The Senate will now complete a review of the Bill in its entirety, although Gay Star News reports that the passage of both articles now almost guarantees that LGBT couples

  • Insight – After cathedral clash, Copts doubt their future in Egypt

    April 11, 2013 3:04 PM 155

    (Coptic Christians run from tear gas fired by police inside the main cathedral during clashes with Muslims standing outside the Cathedral in Cairo, April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) When Egyptian Christian Kerollos Maher watched on television as petrol bombs and rocks rained on Cairo’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral he had only one thought – emigration

  • Friend or frenemy? For China, key issue is how US really views it

    April 11, 2013 2:14 PM 149

    Both the US and China want to tamp down the North Korea crisis. But as Secretary of State John Kerry visits Beijing this weekend, an underlying issue is mutual suspicion over strategic aims in the Pacific. China's President Xi Jinping, right, listens during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, unseen, in Boao town, Hainan province, China

  • France's top rabbi Gilles Bernheim quits in plagiarism row

    April 11, 2013 1:09 PM 147

    France's top rabbi, Gilles Bernheim, has resigned amid a scandal over plagiarism. Rabbi Bernheim had admitted to plagiarising several authors and lying about an academic status on his CV, reports said. He has resigned with immediate effect, the body governing France's Jewish congregations announced. Members of the Central Israeli Consistory of France

  • Severe storms target Midwest

    April 11, 2013 8:49 AM 124

    Storms packing rain, snow and winds target the Midwest, and possibly spawn a Tornado near St. Louis. Aimee Greenwal, left, and Amanda Parish survey the damage in Hazelwood, Mo., caused by a storm on Wednesday. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood