Anibal Almendra

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Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up …

Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

More than five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country: Spain.<p>Spanish victims of thalidomide are the only ones still left without compensation. Unlike most European countries, Spain never set up a compensation fund …

Strict Shariah Forces Gays Into Hiding In Indonesia's Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started …

Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts

Ukrainians were on high alert on Saturday after a series of explosions occurred in the south and west of the country, killing two people.<p>One person …

French city installs anti-homeless cages around benches

French mayor accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after placing metal cages over public benches to banish homeless from city centre<p>A mayor in south-western <b>France</b> has been accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after banishing homeless people from the city centre by placing metal …

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