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Jailed for being Happy

TEHRAN – A group of Iranians who were arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams’ song Happy have been released on bail, reports from Tehran suggest. One of the fans, fashion photographer Reihane Taravati, posted a photo on Instagram, saying: “Hi, I’m back.” She and her colleagues were arrested yesterday. Police said their […]

Soma folks show ire

ANKARA- Anger has erupted against the Turkish government after a deadly coal mine disaster in the western town of Soma. People in Soma hurled abuse as they surrounded Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s car during his visit to the scene of the tragedy, and protesters clashed with police in Istanbul and Ankara. An explosion yesterday […]

Lawmakers threaten to break ties with Berlusconi

Lawmakers threaten to break ties with Berlusconi

ROME – About 20 Italian centre-right lawmakers may break with leader Silvio Berlusconi if he tries to bring down prime minister Enrico Letta’s coalition in a dispute over Berlusconi’s fraud conviction, a centre-right party source warned today. In a move that may give Letta, from the center-left, a chance to save his government following the […]