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Italian forces arrest Veneto separatists over alleged plot to attack Venice

Italian special operations units have arrested 24 secessionists who were allegedly planning a violent campaign aimed at gaining independence for the wealthy north-eastern Veneto region.<p>Police said in a statement on Wednesday that the group had built an armoured vehicle that they intended to deploy …

Turkish court deems country's Twitter ban unconstitutional

Though Turkey's Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, recently used his power to block Twitter in the country, local courts have piped up in opposition to this move.<p>Turkey's constitutional court ruled Wednesday that the ban on Twitter was a violation of freedom of expression and individual rights, …

Internet

Goats Found To Be Much Smarter Than Previously Believed

New research shows goats can quickly learn a puzzle, and remember how to solve it.<p>You think goats are dumb? Think again.<p>New research found that most goats tested could quickly figure out how to solve a "mechanical puzzle" that yielded a delicious piece of fruit. In this case they had to pull on and …

U.N. Says Ebola Is Back and Spreading Fast, Killing at Least 59 in Guinea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to the U.N. Ebola, the nightmarish virus that causes painful, bloody deaths for almost all …

Anger in Egypt as 529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death

Fears for the integrity of Egypt's legal system deepened on Monday after 529 supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to death for the murder of a single policeman, in a mass trial that lasted less than two days.<p>Lawyers and analysts said the sentences were likely to …

G-7 nations to meet in Brussels instead of Sochi, without Russia

THE HAGUE – President Obama and six other world leaders said Monday that they would not meet at the so-called Group of Eight summit in June in Sochi, Russia, and instead would convene at that time in Brussels, without Russia, to discuss the "broad agenda we have together."<p>Obama called the meeting …

Russia

Kenyan parliament passes polygamy law

Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female politicians.<p>The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person.<p>The proposed …

Thai Court Throws Out Election, Thrusting Country Back Into Limbo

Thailand's Constitutional Court has voided results from last month's national election, which returned Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her party to power despite a boycott by the opposition.<p>The decision has thrown the country back into a state of political uncertainty and stoked fears of …

Arrivederci Rome: Venice Votes On Independence Referendum

ROME – While the referendum over Crimea’s secession from Ukraine continues to make headlines worldwide, a much lower-profile poll for independence is gaining momentum in Italy: the vote for the breakaway of Venice.<p>Residents of the northern Italian region of Veneto – Venice being its main city – are …

Europe