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Japan Ordered to Stop Its ‘Research’ Expeditions

Japan will not hunt any more whales in the South seas and in the Antarctic, thanks to a decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which yesterday saw that the Japanese did not have any justification to continue this activity. Every year, Japanese vessels kill nearly 1,000 whales in these waters to feed a program called Jarpa II which, according to the Tokyo Government, has scientific purposes, such as measuring the impacts of the fishery on the populations of these animals, as well as examine their age, eating habits and exposure to toxins. The science produced by the program has…
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Tsunami Warning Lifted In Chile After Earthquake Leaves Six Dead

The death toll from the earthquake of magnitude that struck northern Chile increased to six, official sources said, while the authorities lifted the tsunami warning being held in six locations of the affected area. According to the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Peñailillo, the sixth victim was a woman who died of a fall, although he offered no more details. He had earlier reported five killed by crushing, falls or heart attacks. The quake, occurred at 11:46 on Tuesday, had its epicenter under the sea, southwest of Iquique and about 1,850 kilometers from Santiago, in the region of Tarapacá. About 900,000 people were evacuated…
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Pakistan Denies President Pervez Musharraf To Leave the Country

A special court in Pakistan refused the request of the former military Pervez Musharraf to leave the country. The Court found that it was the federal government who placed Musharraf in the list that prohibits certain people from leaving the country and that only the Administration may decide whether or not to remove his name from the list. It's the same court that Monday condemned Musharraf for treason, the first time that an ex-Chief of the Pakistani army receives these charges in a civilian court. Musharraf pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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In Venezuela They Ordered LandlordsTo Sell Real Estate With More Than 20 Years In Rental

The national superintendence of leases of dwellings in Venezuela ordered the owners of buildings that have 20 years or more dedicated to renting their apartments to sell them to their tenants. There will be a period of 60 days to offer real estate, according to the resolution of the Housing Ministry published Monday in the Official Gazette. The owners or landlords who fail to comply with the measure will be fined 2,000 tax units ( bolivars) for each property not offered to tenants. They will have five days to cancel the fine and, in the event of recidivism, this is…
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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of ‘Bishop of Bling’

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Limburg, Germany, Franz Peter Tebartz van Elst, known as the "Bishop of Bling". The Bishop said in a letter sent to the Pope, that he "was unable to lead his diocese". It was reported that the prelate will be relieved of their duties and will be reassigned to another position. Tebartz van Elst had been separated the year of his duties due to his extravagant lifestyle and the excessive spending that he had incurred to renovate the official home of the bishopric, which was at cross purposes with the call for austerity…
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Russian Economy Could Contract By 1.8% If Deepens Crisis Over Crimea

The World Bank warned that Russia's economy could suffer a contraction of up to if the crisis that arose as a result of the annexation of the Crimea region deepens. The report published by the World Bank indicates that an intensification of the political tension could generate greater economic uncertainty and further reduce confidence and the economic activities of investors. "The World Bank has developed two scenarios for Russia. Prospects depend widely on the recovery of confidence of entrepreneurs and consumers and geopolitical risks indicates the institution, which in the worst case also foresees a contraction of percent in 2015. However,…
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Steenkamp Was Afraid of Pistorius

During the trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius it was revealed that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, sent him a text message saying: "I'm scared of you sometimes". The message was sent when the couple had a fight when he accused her of flirting with another man, weeks before he killed her. A police captain testified about what was found on the mobile phones of the couple. Pistorius denies deliberately killing Steenkamp. He says that he mistook her for an intruder. The trial began its fourth week.
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Malaysia Says That Lost Plane Ended Up In The Ocean And Assumes That There Are No Survivors

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, confirmed in a press conference that flight MH370 is lost and that there are no survivors. Malaysia Airlines sent to the relatives of the people aboard the plane a text message in which they were informed of the facts before the statements of the Prime Minister. It was said that the message was sent both to family in Malaysia as well as in Beijing. The firms "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Mr Razak…
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Sarkozy Rejects Accusations Made By Media

The former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, rejected accusations that he received confidential information from a judge about legal proceedings against him. Sarkozy, the first time that he addresses the French public since losing elections in 2012, reported being subjected to wiretapping since last September. French police investigats Sarkozy for the alleged illegal financing of his electoral campaign of 2007 with donations received from Libya's Muammar Gaddafi. In a column published by the newspaper Le Figaro, the former President also denied that he intends to be a presidential candidate in 2017.
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Video For World Down Syndrome Day Goes Viral

An expectant mother received news that the son that she is expecting has Down syndrome, worried, she sent a letter to the organization CoorDown looking for a guide or comforting phrase. However, she never imagined what she would receive in response. During the two and a half minutes that the video lasts, 15 young people with special needs of different European countries are responsible for reminding us that they possess the same qualities as the rest of the people and there is no reason to think that their life will be different. In the video the young people address the mother who sent…
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