Protesters detained at Russian punk group hearing
MOSCOW – Russian police detained at least 13 people who demonstrated outside a courthouse on Thursday (19/04/2012) against the arrest of three members of a women’s punk rock group that performed a protest song in Moscow’s main cathedral, witnesses said.
Brazen and eccentric, the cop at centre of China murder scandal
CHONGQING/BEIJING – The raucous diners in a hilltop restaurant in southwest China ignored a waiter’s request to quieten down after a complaint from a petite woman at a nearby table.
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.
Norway’s mass killer complains he being ridiculed
OSLO – Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik complained on Wednesday (18/04/2012) he was being subjected to personal ridicule in court and demanded his killing of 77 people last summer be judged as a battle against immigration.
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.
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