Residents watch as a worker removes the body of a man who was ...
Feb 9th, 2012
(Reuters) - Residents watch as a worker removes the body of a man who was shot in Salvador da Bahia February 8, 2012. A toll of 115 murders and widespread looting, assaults and vandalism in the past week are roiling Brazil's third-biggest city, casting doubts over upcoming carnival celebrations and raising questions about security ahead of the 2014 World Cup. More than 3,000 federal troops were dispatched to the northeastern state of Bahia in recent days to restore order after much of the state's military police force went on strike last week to demand higher wages. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) -
KUNMING, China (AP) - More than 2,000 people in southern China unfurled banners and shouted "Protest! Protest!" on Thursday to oppose plans for a petroleum refinery, in a large environmental rally that local authorities allowed to go forward in order to let the public vent frustration. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican took another step Wednesday to show greater financial transparency by publishing the first annual report from its financial watchdog agency and announcing new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has leapfrogged Australia to become the world's second most desirable location for professionals looking to live and work abroad, trailing only the United States, a survey found on Wednesday. Worries about Britain's fragile economy, high household bills and squeezed wages were eclipsed by its growing reputation ... [Full Article]