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  • India jails 24 for teen’s 1996 rape ordeal

    04 April 2014 8:57 AM 25

    New Delhi - An attorney says one man was sentenced to life and 23 others to varying prison terms for raping a teenager who was kidnapped and held for several weeks in southern India 18 years ago. Defence attorney Anella George says the high court in Ernakulam, in Kerala state, sentenced 23 men to 7 to 11 years in prison on Friday. The 16-year-old victim

  • Erdogan takes battle with enemies beyond Turkish frontiers

    03 April 2014 9:59 PM 29

    By Ralph Boulton and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's battle to root out the "terrorists" he says are embedded in the Turkish state is extending beyond its frontiers to Africa and Asia, further complicating foreign policy already hit by tensions with the Arab world and Western allies. Last month, parents of the Yavuz

  • Officers guilty in Brazil jail deaths

    03 April 2014 6:51 PM 24

    April 3 2014 at 08:47pm By STAN LEHMAN Sao Paulo - Fifteen Brazilian police officers were found guilty on Wednesday of killing four inmates during a 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison. Each was sentenced to 48 years in prison, although no one can serve more than 30 years under Brazilian law. It was the fourth and last trial involving what has been dubbed

  • Egypt boosts 'terrorist' punishment

    03 April 2014 6:41 PM 20

    Egypt says it has boosted punishment for "terrorist" offences and expanded the scope of crimes that fall under that category, a day after bombings killed a top police officer. The legal amendments will come in force when interim president Adly Mansour approves the government-penned draft. Egypt has been hit by a string of bombings and shootings targeting

  • Queen Elizabeth meets privately with Pope Francis

    03 April 2014 2:54 PM 16

    A week after Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican, he has another high-profile visitor: Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth doesn't travel much anymore. She's about to turn 88. Her husband Prince Philip, who's 92, has had a series of health issues lately. But his day-trip to Italy is a full day. Officially, this is a visit with the Italian

  • Modi will make India more muscular

    02 April 2014 7:03 PM 20

    April 2 2014 at 08:33pm By Sanjeev Miglani Bharatiya Janata Party activists wait for the senior party leaders to arrive for the opening of the election office of their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, in Varanasi, India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) New Delhi - India will get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan

  • Suicide bombing in Afghanistan ministry compound kills 6 police officers

    02 April 2014 12:13 PM 25

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform struck the heavily fortified Interior Ministry compound in the heart of Kabul on Wednesday and killed six police officers, authorities said, in an escalation of Taliban violence aimed at disrupting this weekend's presidential election. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the bomber

  • U.S. officials: Kerry feels he has 'gone as far as he can' for Mideast peace

    02 April 2014 7:03 AM 25

    Washington Post and New York Times quote administration officials saying both sides need to make own decision, editorial in each paper heap criticism on Obama's plan to free Pollard. American efforts to extend the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have reached a breaking point: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry feels he has maximized his potential as peace

  • No kidding, the CIA lied when it said torture worked | The Colorado Independent

    01 April 2014 2:17 PM 73

    The Washington Post has learned that the Senate Intelligence Committee reveals that the CIA did, in fact, lie about the effectiveness and use of torture. According to the Post, the report “concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods

  • Gang caught with ancient burial caskets

    31 March 2014 2:35 PM 22

    Police and antiquities inspectors have arrested a gang accused of looting ancient Jewish burial caskets from a cave in the Jerusalem area, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA)said on Monday. “They were caught while in possession of 11 decorated stone ossuaries - ancient coffins - that the Jewish population used for burial in the Second Temple period