Banker among dozens in Singapore underage sex case
SINGAPORE – A former UBS banker and the son of a prominent family are among dozens of men who have appeared in court in Singapore on charges of paying an underage girl for sex in an online prostitution scandal enveloping high-profile executives and civil servants.
German cops rescue DJ from ‘sex mad’ woman
BERLIN – A Munich disc jockey held for five hours as a sex slave by a 47-year-old German woman said on Monday (16/04/2012) he would press charges of sexual coercion and deprivation of freedom against a woman he had met just a few hours earlier in a local pub.
Warning as livestock disease spreads
BRUSSELS – The outbreak of a new livestock disease in western Europe last year, particularly harmful to offspring, could move further into areas surrounding the worst affected countries in the next cycle of new births, scientists say.
Indonesia quake a record, risk of mega-quake grows
SINGAPORE – The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases the risks of a killer quake in the region, a leading seismologist said.
Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya
CAPE TOWN – Somali pirates have acquired sophisticated weaponry, including mines and shoulder-held missile launchers from Libya, and are likely to use them in bolder attacks on shipping, a senior maritime security analyst said on Thursday (12/04/2012).
Africa’s economic future brighter than most think, says author
A growing number of optimists say Africa’s economies are set for take-off and decades of Asian-style growth.
Two quakes rattle Mexico
MEXICO CITY, April 12 (Reuters) – Two large earthquakes struck western Mexico, shaking buildings as far away as the capital and sending people rushing out of offices onto the streets, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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