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Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio arrives for the U.K. premiere of "The Wolf of Wall Street". ©REUTERS
'The Wolf of Wall Street' tops 2014 illegal downloads

Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Disney's animated fantasy hit "Frozen" were the two most pirated films of 2014.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' tops 2014 illegal downloads
170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard
170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard

A Libyan coastguard official said a boat carrying 200 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli.

170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard
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Shakira hit song 'Loca' a copy: judge

Colombian pop star Shakira's 2010 hit song "Loca" is an illegal copy of a tune written by a Dominican musician in 1998.

Shakira hit song 'Loca' a copy: judge
Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies
Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies

Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers.

Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies
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Every second Kazakhstani relies on self-treatment: Ministry of Health

Every second Kazakhstani takes medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Every second Kazakhstani relies on self-treatment: Ministry of Health
Former president of Catalonia Jordi Pujol. ©Reuters/Gustau Nacarino
Veteran Catalan leader reveals family kept money abroad

A former premier of Spain's Catalonia region and one of its biggest political powerbrokers said Friday his family kept undeclared money abroad for over 30 years and apologised for the "mistake".

Veteran Catalan leader reveals family kept money abroad
Honduras calls for curbing crime to fight child migration
Honduras calls for curbing crime to fight child migration

Honduras called for international efforts to fight organized crime to deter minors from leaving Central America to illegally enter the United States, where rights officials warned youths can face abuse.

Honduras calls for curbing crime to fight child migration
Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant
Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant

Samsung said Monday it had temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China after finding "evidence" of possible illegal child labour at the plant.

Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US

The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging US debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US
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Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement on security cooperation at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement
French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption
French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said Wednesday, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.

French ex-leader Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption
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Eight miners shot dead at South African gold mine

Eight suspected illegal gold miners were found shot dead at a disused mine near Johannesburg at the weekend, police said.

Eight miners shot dead at South African gold mine
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Greek police seize tonne of heroin, 14 arrested

Around a tonne of heroin has been discovered in a warehouse near Athens and 14 people, most of them members of tanker crew, have been arrested, Greek port police said.

Greek police seize tonne of heroin, 14 arrested
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US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve

The United States joined forces with other nations Tuesday to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing.

US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve
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Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities

Four people were killed while trying to leave Cuba illegally by sea and six suspects have been arrested, authorities said.

Four killed trying to leave Cuba illegally: authorities
Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay. ©Reuters/Chris Wattie
Canada unveils new prostitution law

Canada's attorney general unveiled a law Wednesday that makes it legal to sell sex to individuals but illegal to buy it, after the high court struck down an anti-prostitution law.

Canada unveils new prostitution law
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Kazakh legislation to make cadaveric donors lists classified

Information on cadaveric donors in Kazakhstan will be confidential.

Kazakh legislation to make cadaveric donors lists classified
Arslanbek Sultanbekov. Photo a courtesy of vk.com
Turkey ruling party accused of copyright breaching by Kazakh composer

Kazakhstan composer Arslanbek Sultanbekov has accused the Turkish ruling party of breaching his copyright.

Turkey ruling party accused of copyright breaching by Kazakh composer
High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic
High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic

Increase of the Kazakhstan excise tax on cigarettes has triggered an increase in illegal traffic from Kyrgyzstan in 2013.

High excise tax on cigarettes spur illegal traffic
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Illegal religious organization found in Aktobe: more baptists at fault?

An illegal religious organization of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists was discovered by Kazakhstan authorities in Aktobe.

Illegal religious organization found in Aktobe: more baptists at fault?