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India’s Supreme Court Adjourns Mumbai Gunman Appeal

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has adjourned an appeal hearing against the death sentence for the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. News reports said Tuesday that the hearing in Ajmal Kasab’s appeal was postponed after one of the two Supreme Court judges due to hear the case was unavailable. The court did […]

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A Look at Recent Attacks Against Iranian Scientists

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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State media say a bomb killed an Iranian nuclear scientist Wednesday, the latest in a series of similar attacks. Here is a look at other attacks against Iranian scientists in Tehran. January 12, 2010: Roadside bomb kills physics professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi. November 29, 2010: Bombs placed on cars by motorcyclists kill nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari […]

Cyber Attacks on Chemical Firms Traced to Chinese Computers

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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An American company says at least 48 chemical and military-related companies have been targeted in cyber attacks traced to computers owned by a man in central China. U.S.-based Symantec Corporation said the attacks targeted 29 chemical companies and 19 other companies, most of them based in the United States and Britain. It said the purpose […]

India’ Supreme Court Stays Mumbai Attacker’s Death Sentence

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, pending an appeal hearing. The court on Monday stayed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab’s sentence until it hears a petition challenging his conviction. Kasab was one of 10 young Pakistanis who attacked luxury hotels, a Jewish […]

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India’ Supreme Court Stays Mumbai Attacker’s Death Sentence

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, pending an appeal hearing. The high court on Monday stayed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab’s sentence until it hears a petition challenging his conviction. Kasab was one of 10 young Pakistanis who attacked luxury hotels, a […]

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A Timeline of Recent Attacks in the Afghan Capital of Kabul

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:41 pm (UTC-5)
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September 20, 2011 – A suicide bomber detonates explosives hidden in his turban, killing former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was spearheading peace efforts with the Taliban. The blast at his Kabul home also kills four other people and wounds Masoom Stanekzai, one of President Hamid Karzai’s key advisors. September 13-14, 2011 – Taliban insurgents […]

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Confessed Norway Killer Sentenced to 8 More Weeks Pretrial Detention

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 11:22 am (UTC-5)
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An Oslo court has ruled that confessed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik must remain in pretrial detention for another eight weeks, including four weeks in solitary confinement. Judge Anne Margrethe Lund announced the decision after a closed-door hearing Monday attended by the 32-year-old right-wing extremist. The French news agency says the judge did not […]

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Confessed Norway Killer Due in Court

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 7:01 am (UTC-5)
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Confessed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is due in an Oslo court Monday for a closed door hearing. Norwegian police will ask the court to extend Breivik’s pretrial detention by eight weeks. An Oslo police spokesman said prosecutors will ask that four of those weeks be served in isolation. Prosecutors say the additional eight […]

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4 Suspects in Nigeria UN Bombing Make Court Appearance

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:07 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Nigeria have accused four men of organizing last month’s suicide bombing on the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria. Prosecutors told a court in Abuja Friday that the four men are members of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the attack on the U.N. building. They say the men conspired […]

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Confessed Norway Killer to Stay in Solitary

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The 32-year-old Norwegian who recently confessed to killing 77 people will spend another four weeks in isolation. The killings were the worst mass violence in Norway since World War Two. A judge Friday rejected Anders Behring Breivik’s complaint that his solitary confinement was boring, monotonous and “a sadistic method of torture.” Judge Hugo Abelseth also […]

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