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Stealing food by hungry poor not a crime: Italy

ROME (AFP) – Italy s highest court has acquitted a homeless man of stealing cheese and sausages, ruling that the theft of small amounts of food by the hungry poor is not a crime. Ukranian Roman Ostriakov was caught in 2011 pocketing 4.07 euros ($4.72) worth of food in a supermarket ...

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UK Typhoons intercept ‘unresponsive’ Air France jet

Two British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons have intercepted an Air France passenger jet after it lost contact with air traffic control. The incident occurred over Yorkshire on Monday night, when the Typhoons were launched from Coningsby airbase, in Lincolnshire, on a mission to identify an “unresponsive” aircraft. “Quick reaction ...

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Poll in Canada shows many Muslims feel discriminated against

While most Muslims in Canada feel they’re treated better than Muslims in other western countries, they still feel singled out for discrimination because of their faith, a new national survey says. The poll by Environics asked the fastest-growing religious minority in Canada about pride and belonging, Muslim identity and practice, ...

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16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a “disproportional response to a threat that didn’t ...

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‘Most women in US experience discrimination’

A majority of women in the United States have personally experienced discrimination based on their gender, according to a new poll. The results from an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll show that 51 percent of American females face gender-based discrimination in society. Many of those polled also said the society has not ...

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UNSC rejects Israel’s recent claims over Golan Heights

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has rejected a recent statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tel Aviv will never relinquish the occupied Golan Heights. “Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged,” said ...

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