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Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Indicted Over TV Interview

Vanunu violates parole Mordechai Vanunu, who served 18 years in prison for disclosing Israeli nuclear secrets, was indicted for violating the terms of his parole over an interview he gave to an Israeli television station.

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court handed down the indictment on Sunday for the September interview on Channel 2, the station [reported](   “”).


Canada wildfire: Alberta blaze reaches Saskatchewan

Canada wildfire reaches SaskatchewanIn the rush to leave, some Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee without their pets and a website has been set up so volunteers can reach stranded animals.

"We're hearing about lots of dogs and cats, but also one guy has 32 geckos that need rescue," Shannon Orell-Bast told the Globe and Mail.

More than 500 firefighters are battling the blaze with helicopters, air tankers and other heavy equipment.


Over 70 dead in Afghanistan fuel tanker crash

Fuel tanker fire in AfghanistanAt least 73 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after two buses and an oil tanker burst into flames following a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan.

Many of the dead, including children, were burned beyond recognition as a result of in Sunday's accident in Ghazni province, near the Afghan capital Kabul.

Jawid Salangi, a spokesman for the governor of Ghazni, said the two buses, carrying about 125 passengers from Kabul to Kandahar, collided with the tanker, setting off a fire that quickly engulfed all three vehicles.


Egypt sentences six to death in espionage case

Egypt sentences five to deathAn Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people to death, including two Al Jazeera journalists, who were accused of leaking state secrets to Qatar.

The case of jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who is also charged for espionage for Qatar, was however, adjourned.


US takes tougher tone on Israeli settlements in new report

Israeli settlementsThe United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press.

The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in anti-Israeli violence. But the diplomats involved in drafting the document said its primary focus will be a surge of construction in Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.


35 tons of dead fish wash up in China lake

Fish wash up on China shoreThirty-five tons of dead fish washed up in a lake in China this week.

Residents of Haikou city on China’s southern Hainan island began noticing the dead white and yellow fish on Wednesday.

The fish — members of the herring family — were likely pushed up an estuary by a tidal surge and then got caught in a pumping system that deposited them in the lake, according to, a local news website.


London mayoral election results: Sadiq Khan set for resounding win

Sadiq Khan winsSadiq Khan is poised to emerge victorious over Zac Goldsmith in the London mayoral race as counting for the closely-fought contest closes.

The Labour candidate has been hotly tipped to succeed Boris Johnson, despite controversy over allegations of links to extremists made by his rival.
With verification of the votes now complete, Mr Khan has extended his lead over Mr Goldsmith, with the pair's rivals lagging far behind. All that remains is final adjudication.



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