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Mexico extradites drug lord to US - 02/25/2009

Mexican authorities on Wednesday extradited to the United States convicted drug trafficker Miguel Caro Quintero, brother of 1980s cartel kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, the attorney general's office...

Murdoch apologizes for 'racist' chimp cartoon - 02/24/2009

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday apologized for a political cartoon of a chimpanzee seen by critics as a racist depiction of President Barack Obama. However, the apology was rejected as "too...

Thailand pardons jailed Australian writer: officials - 02/21/2009

SYDNEY, February 21, 2009 (AFP) - The Thai king has pardoned and freed an Australian writer jailed for insulting the royal family, officials said Saturday. Harry Nicolaides, 41, was last month...

Stanford may soon face criminal charges: analysts - 02/21/2009

CHICAGO, February 21, 2009 (AFP) - Texas financier and cricket impresario Allen Stanford could soon face criminal charges if the fraud allegations laid out by securities regulators prove true,...

Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights - 02/21/2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced a storm of criticism from human rights activists on a maiden visit to China Saturday after saying she will not let rights concerns hinder cooperation....

US judge sides with Google in 'Street View' privacy case - 02/20/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2009 (AFP) - A federal judge has ruled against a US couple who accused Google of invading their privacy by publishing a Street View picture of their house in the Internet...

Facebook does about-face in content ownership dispute - 02/20/2009

Facebook did an about-face on Wednesday and dropped a controversial change to its terms of service that triggered a barrage of protests from users of the social network. Facebook co-founder Mark...

Google shoots down 'Atlantis' pictures - 02/20/2009

WASHINGTON (AFP) - No, the lost city of Atlantis has not been found. Google Earth images showing what appeared to be a grid of streets on the ocean floor off the coast of Africa were actually...

Greek militants claim attack on TV station - 02/20/2009

ATHENS, February 20, 2009 (AFP) - A Greek militant group on Friday said carried out a shooting attack on a private television station this week, police said. The Revolutionary Sect group made the...

Spanish deputies take first step towards abortion reform - 02/19/2009

Spanish deputies took a first step towards liberalising the abortion law on Wednesday when a committee approved a parliamentary report on reform of the current strict law. Socialist Prime Minister...
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