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Kansas doctor faces criminal charges over late-term abortions - 03/22/2009

WICHITA, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - One of the few doctors who still performs late-term abortions in the United States, George Tiller has been picketed, bombed and shot in the arms. On Monday, he...

Thousands march against mafia in Naples - 03/21/2009

Thousands of people, including the acclaimed author of mafia expose "Gomorrah," marched in southern Italy's Naples Saturday against decades of mafia violence that has killed some 900 people. "The...

Girl, 3, missing in Franco-Russian tug-of-love - 03/21/2009

European police were Saturday seeking a three-year-old girl in the middle of an international tug-of-love after her French father said his estranged Russian wife had kidnapped her. Jean-Michel...

Four in 10 French Catholics want pope out: survey - 03/21/2009

PARIS, March 21, 2009 (AFP) - More than four in 10 French Catholics want the pope to step down and most want the church to change its stance on abortion, divorce and homosexuality, according to a...

US deports former Nazi camp guard to Austria - 03/19/2009

The United States has deported a Nazi death camp guard to Austria despite Vienna's warnings that it was legally barred from prosecuting him, US and Austrian officials said Thursday. The US Justice...

Italian court sentences 34 to jail for mafia killings - 03/19/2009

ROME, March 19, 2009 (AFP) - An Italian court Thursday sentenced 34 people to prison, one of them for 13 years, for a 2007 mafia massacre in Germany which claimed six lives, a prosecutor said....

Iceland to ban sex purchases, strip clubs: minister - 03/18/2009

REYKJAVIK, March 18, 2009 (AFP) - Iceland plans to introduce legislation criminalising the purchase of sexual services, the operation of strip clubs, and human trafficking, the government said on...

Briton freed after 27 years as murder conviction quashed - 03/18/2009

LONDON, (AFP) - A Briton who spent 27 years behind bars for murder said Wednesday he was "ecstatic" to be free after new DNA evidence prompted the appeal court to quash his original conviction....

Contents of Versace's home sell for 7m pounds in London - 03/18/2009

LONDON, March 18, 2009 (AFP) - The contents of fashion designer Gianni Versace's opulent villa on the shores of Italy's Lake Como sold here Wednesday for more than seven million pounds, Sotheby's...

Spanish scientists sign petition against abortion reform - 03/17/2009

MADRID,(AFP) - A Spanish anti-abortion association unveiled Tuesday a petition signed by about 1,000 scientists and other intellectuals against government plans to ease legal restrictions against the...
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