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Everyone’s been talking about Michaella McCollum, the Anglo Tapes and crime stats.
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Police escort Melissa Reid, of Britain, front, and Michaella McCollum Connolly, formally charged for drug trafficking, to a hearing, in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)




Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the feminist punk band, Pussy Riot in court earlier this year. (AP Photo)

#CHILD ABUSE The former Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, says that he never tried to cover up child sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

#AMERICA A former FBI agent is pleading guilty to charges that he leaked details of an Al-Qaeda plot to a journalist. Donald Sachtleben disclosed details of a CIA operation that disrupted a plan to detonate a bomb on an American plane.

#RUSSIA A member of the jailed punk band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has told the media that she is on hunger strike over conditions she described as “slave labour”.

#NEW YORK A 50-year-old man has been arrested after a three-year-old girl was killed after being trapped in a sofa bed.


A third ring of radiation around earth, discovered earlier this year, is governed by “different physics”, scientists at UCLA say. [io9]
Ever wondered how the X-Men’s wild card Wolverine works on a biological level? Well today is your lucky day, because a group of scientists have broken Logan down. [Science Creative Quarterly]

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