Thursday , September 20 2018


Pashtun rights group accuses Pakistan army of abuses

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan’s rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country’s Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies to protest what it …

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Doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden moved

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer and prison official say a physician who was convicted for helping the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden has been taken by authorities from a prison in Peshawar to an unknown location. Qamar Nadim, a lawyer for Dr. Shakil Afridi, says he doesn’t …

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Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain’s feminist movement

Madrid, April 28, 2018 (AFP) – Spain’s feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country in response to appeals from women’s groups, leading Spain’s conservative government …

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UK police seek motive after car hits 2 men outside mosque

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have not ruled out terrorism as a motive in a hit-and-run collision that injured two men outside a mosque. The West Midlands Police force says one man suffered a head injury and the other was “walking wounded” after they were struck by a …

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Thousands demand justice for Mexican students dissolved in acid

Guadalajara, Mexico, April 27, 2018 (AFP) – Close to 12,000 people took to the streets of Guadalajara on Thursday, calling for peace and justice for three film students who were brutally murdered in a crime that has shocked Mexico. Over a month after their disappearance, authorities confirmed Monday that Salomon …

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Iraq offers rewards for ‘information’ on missing Kuwaitis during invasion

BAGHDAD, April 26, (KUNA): The Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Wednesday set aside handsome financial rewards for possible informers of the whereabouts of the bodies of the Kuwaiti nationals who went missing during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait or stolen Kuwaiti property. The Iraqi nationals who have any information about …

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Bahrain commutes 4 death sentences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 26, (AP): Bahrain’s king has commuted four death sentences handed down by a military tribunal in the island kingdom, which included three civilians and one soldier. The state-run Bahrain News Agency reported King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s decision Thursday just as the men stood …

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Philippines expresses “great displeasure” as row with Kuwait deepens

MANILA, April 26 (Reuters) – A dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over reports of abuse of Philippine workers took a turn for the worse on Thursday with the Philippines expressing “great displeasure” about Kuwait’s expulsion of its ambassador. The conflict has been simmering for three months, sparked by reports …

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Ethiopia raises cry for Britain to return ‘looted’ artifacts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The hair of a long-dead emperor is among the artifacts Ethiopia’s government is demanding be returned from Britain, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago. Ethiopia’s minister for culture and tourism, Hirut Woldemariam, told The Associated Press …

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Workers head home, look for other jobs as Boracay closes

BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists at the country’s most popular beach were heading home and looking for other work on the first day of the island’s closure to visitors. Police guarded the empty beach Thursday and once-busy stores and restaurants stood …

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