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Afghan Girl Imprisoned by In-Laws Rescued

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A 15-year-old Afghan girl locked away by her in-laws is finally able to see the light of day again. Afghan police say Pari Gul was found Monday locked in a windowless room in the basement of her husband’s house in northeastern Baghlan province. Officials Tuesday say Gul had been severely beaten on her face and […]

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UN Calls for Justice in Russian Journalist Murder

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added her voice to those expressing concern about the killing of a prominent Russian journalist in Dagestan last week. In a statement released Tuesday, Irina Bokova said she condemned the murder of Khadzhimurad Kamalov Friday, a day dedicated to the commemoration of […]

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UN Calls for Justice in Russian Journalist Murder

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern in connection with the death of a prominent Russian journalist in Dagestan last week. The United Nations agency warned Russian authorities Tuesday that the killing of Khadzhimurad Kamalov will send a “chilling message” to journalists, in particular those seeking to cover human rights […]

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Italian Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 3 in Apparent Hate Crime

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say a writer with extreme right-wing political views has shot and killed two Senegalese street vendors and wounded three other Africans in a pair of shootings in Florence. Officials say 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri opened fire with a large pistol at Piazza Dalmazia Tuesday, killing two men and seriously wounding a third. He later […]

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Thai Man Receives 20 Year Sentence for Insulting Monarchy

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Thailand has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for sending text messages that authorities say were “insulting” to the country’s royal family. Bangkok’s Criminal Court on Wednesday found 61-year-old Ampon Tangnoppakul guilty of sending four “inappropriate” messages in May of last year to the secretary of then Prime Minister Abhisit […]

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US Military to Deliver Suspected Rapist to South Korea

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. forces in South Korea say they are turning over a soldier suspected of raping a young South Korean woman to local authorities. The 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army released a statement Tuesday saying it will transfer custody of the soldier on Thursday, in accordance to the Status of Forces agreement between the […]

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Man Who Benefited From Bank Error Arrested in Hong Kong

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested a New Zealand man who fled the country after a bank mistakenly put millions of dollars into his account two years ago. Police say Hui Gao was stopped as he tried to cross into Hong Kong from China. He appeared in a Hong Kong court Friday and was ordered held […]

FBI: Crime Continues to Decline in US

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Violent crime has declined 6 percent in the United States in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year. An FBI report released Monday said burglaries, theft and other crimes against property dropped 2.5 percent, for the eighth year in a row. Nationwide, an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes and about 9 million property crimes occurred last […]

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Police: South Africa Murders Decrease; Rapes Increase

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:51 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s minister of police says the country’s murder rate has fallen, but that the number of reported cases of rape remains unacceptably high. Minister of police Nathi Mthethwa said in a report released Thursday murders in South Africa have been drastically reduced since the 1995-1996 fiscal year, when more than 26,000 people were killed […]

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Mexican President Vows to Continue Drug Gang Crackdown

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s president is vowing to fight to the last day of his term against the drug cartels that have spread insecurity and taken over towns and police forces across Mexico. In a speech to the nation Friday, President Felipe Calderon said if the government backed down from its military crackdown, the country would be “totally […]

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