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Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? ‘Wait and see,’ Vatican says

Published 30/06/2015

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week [more…]

Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism this year after attack

Published 30/06/2015

TUNIS Tunisia expects to lose at least $515 million this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last Friday's attack [more…]

Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy- adviser says island ‘insolvent’

Published 30/06/2015

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's governor on Monday called for the commonwealth to be allowed to restructure its debts under U.S. bankruptcy code, while a newly [more…]

Man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train, second passenger dies: media

Published 30/06/2015

TOKYO Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze on Tuesday, media reports said.The [more…]

Seattle home linked to Disney’s “Up” movie could be demolished: media

Published 30/06/2015

A century-old Seattle house resembling the home in Walt Disney Co's animated movie "Up" is facing possible demolition, local media reported on Monday. In 2006, [more…]

Bristol Palin says unmarried pregnancy was planned

Published 30/06/2015

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and an advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, says in a blog post that her [more…]

Spiky little sea ‘monster’ thrived a half billion years ago

Published 30/06/2015

WASHINGTON More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs to [more…]

NBC fires Trump, drops pageants over candidate’s insults to Mexicans

Published 30/06/2015

NBC cut ties with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after the real estate developer and [more…]

Carlos Slim scraps project with Donald Trump after Mexico insults

Published 30/06/2015

MEXICO CITY A television company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has canceled a project with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump after [more…]

Lufthansa strikes postponed until mid-July, union says

Published 30/06/2015

FRANKFURT Talks to resolve a pay dispute at German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) have made enough progress to lift the threat of any immediate work stoppages, [more…]