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Russia reduces piracy charges

Greenpeace on Thursday urged Russia to release its crew members after investigators reduced the charge against them from piracy to hooliganism over their protest on an Arctic oil platform.

AFP

Experts: Arafat not killed by polonium

Swiss and Russian experts who participated in exhuming and applying tests on the remains of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ruled out in their report that radioactive polonium caused his death in 2004, local sources said Thursday.

However, the report, which the Palestinian National Authority received, did not discount the possibility that Arafat was intoxicated with a different poisonous material, the sources told the Xinhua News Agency.

Xinhua
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