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Benghazi Security Chief Assassinated

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say gunmen have assassinated the security chief of the eastern city of Benghazi. Officials said Wednesday Farag al-Dersi was shot dead overnight while returning home from work. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Benghazi has witnessed many assassinations and car bombs over the past months that mainly have targeted security officials […]

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South Korea Foils Murder Plot Against North Korean Defector

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 3:19 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s intelligence agents have arrested a North Korean defector on suspicion he was plotting to kill a fellow defector and vocal anti-Pyongyang activist. A spokesman for the National Intelligence Service says the defector, identified only as Ahn, was arrested earlier this month at a Seoul subway station where he was supposed to meet Park […]

Death Sentences Upheld for Killers of Former Indian PM

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s president has rejected the clemency petitions of three men sentenced to death for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. President Pratibha Patil’s office said Thursday that she rejected their petitions last week. The three men, all members of the Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebel group, were given the death penalty in 1998 […]

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Indian President Upholds Death Sentences for Rajiv Gandhi’s Killers

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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India’s president has rejected the clemency petitions of three men convicted of killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The decision by President Pratibha Patil virtually assures that the three men will be hanged. They were sentenced to death in 1999 for their part in the assassination, but had appealed to the president for mercy. Twenty-six […]


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