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Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Montr - Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Spanish police crack gang moving migrants on jet-skis

Madrid - Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Illegal timber was used to build world's biggest sailing yacht

A shipyard in Germany used illegally-logged timber from Myanmar when it was building a super-yacht for a Russian billionaire.

Mexico expels 91 Cuban migrants after US law change

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it expelled 91 Cuban migrants whose aim of reaching the United States was thwarted by a sudden change in US policy.

Texting while walking may become illegal in New Jersey

A distracted walking measure was recently proposed by an assemblywoman in New Jersey, and if it's passed, then people who text while walking could face fines or jail time.

Realistic undercover robot animals help officials snare poachers

Wildlife officials have a new breed of undercover agents: Robotic animals that are more than just taxidermy specimens. These animals are actually so realistic they are used to snare poachers all across the U.S.

EU preparing 'substantial' aid for Syria refugees in Turkey: Luxembourg minister

Ankara - The European Union is preparing a "substantial" aid package for Turkey to help it meet the cost of hosting around two million Syrian refugees, the foreign minister of Luxembourg said Friday during a visit to Ankara.

Chinese men try to sell kidney to buy iPhone 6S, man disappears

Two Chinese people reportedly agreed to sell a kidney each in order to raise money to purchase a new iPhone 6S. They contacted an illegal agent online who subsequently never turned up. One of the men then ran away and hasn't been seen since.

Spain breaks up ring smuggling Albanians to Britain

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they had smashed a gang that smuggled Albanians into Britain by plane via Spain using fake identity documents.

Migrant dies after attempt to enter Channel Tunnel

Lille - A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday.

China deletes over 60,000 online accounts ahead of new regulation

Some of China's largest online companies have been forced to delete over 60,000 accounts registered on their services ahead of the upcoming date for the introduction of new censorship and regulation of names used online.

Users of pirated copies of Today Calendar told "walk the plank"

The developer of the popular Android calendar app Today Calendar has started to fight piracy of his product by adding pirate-themed messages to the app that suggest users of pirated copies "walk the plank" or attend a "pirate party."

Spain arrests two migrants in sea killings

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

Ride-sharing service Uber declared illegal in Thailand

Thailand's Department of Land Transport has declared Uber, the ride-sharing service, to be illegal in the country. The department said Uber is operating illegally.

Drinking during pregnancy could be made illegal in the UK

Depending on the outcome of a current case invovling a woman who drank while pregnant, drinking during pregnancy could become a crime in the United Kingdom

Authorities seize more than 2,500 pounds of illegal fireworks

Pittsburg - Last Thursday law enforcement officials arrested three people and they seized illegal fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Illegal miners warned that access hole to mineshaft will be shut

Benoni - Authorities have warned illegal miners who refuse to come up out of the abandoned Gold One Kleinfontein Mine in Benoni, that the access hole will be sealed on March 3.

Op-Ed: With 'data about data' — Illegal is not illegal

If you’re a Canadian citizen who travels by airplane, there’s a good chance Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is spying on you (or has) in an illegal and ineffective manner.

FCC grants waiver of accessibility rules to e-readers

Chicago - Devices to read electronic books have been a new way to consume information or enjoy a vast fantasy novel but to the blind and visually impaired they have been inaccessible, with few improvements.

Op-Ed: Undocumented immigrants caught in the middle over health care

The new national health care law is supposed to allow people who have been ineligible to get health care coverage to now get health care. But there is a vast group of people in the U.S. who have been overlooked, particularly in California.

Israeli government ponders legalizing downloads

A group of Israeli lawmakers are encouraging the Knesset to pass a bill that would allow consumers to upload music, movies and even porn with impunity.

Did Steelers coach Mike Tomlin illegally stop Jacoby Jones from scoring a TD? [VIDEO]

In Thursday night's marquee NFL game, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is being accused of robbing Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones from scoring a TD when Tomlin stepped on the field and allowed a Steelers defender to tackle Jones, saving a touchdown.

France to discontinue three-strikes Internet piracy ban policy

Internet piracy and file sharing is on the rise. While each government struggles to combat such an ordeal, France is easing up on their Internet piracy policy.

Gibraltarian & 2 others detained in Marbella for illegal weapons

Marbella - Spain's National Police have this past week detained a Gibraltarian and two other men for the illegal possession of over 11 firearms, along with a large cache of ammunition.

Op-Ed: What creates a political activist? Special

I had to know what it takes to create a political activist. Twitter is an amazing social network and it's where I ran into Diane Atkins, organizer for the Impeach Obama project, someone I suspected was a firebrand, I was right. Native New Yorker to boot!

Video: Chinese taxi driver drives off with cop on hood

Lanzhou - In yet another CCTV capture in China, an illegal taxi driver literally drives off with a police officer on the hood of his vehicle.

NSW adds some outdoor public places to list of no-smoking areas Special

From 7 January 2013 it will be illegal in NSW to smoke in various outdoor public areas. These include transport stops, swimming pools, within 10 metres of children’s playgrounds and within 4 metres of the entrance to public buildings.
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