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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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(( new info in lede, grafs 2-3) The court proceedings of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital will be closed to the public. The magistrate hearing the case, Namrita Aggarwal, made the announcement Monday shortly after the suspects arrived at the fast-track court hearing in New Delhi. […]

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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The magistrate in India’s capital hearing the case of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape cleared the packed courtroom Monday, and said the proceedings will be closed to the public. She announced the closure shortly after the suspects arrived at a fast-track court Monday morning in New Delhi, saying noisy protests […]

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Indian Rape Hearing Closed to the Public

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The magistrate in India’s capital hearing the case of five of the six suspects in a brutal gang rape cleared the packed courtroom Monday, and said the proceedings will be closed to the public. He announced the closure shortly after the suspects arrived at a fast-track court Monday morning in New Delhi. The hearing is […]

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Gang-Rape Suspects Appear in Indian Court

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Five of the six suspects in the Indian gang-rape case arrived at a fast-track court Monday in New Delhi. Indian authorities have charged the men with murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges in the December 16 attack. Officials say they will push for the death penalty if the men are convicted. Two of the accused, […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are getting ready for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party will not consider any more tax increases. He told ABC television’s This Week that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Public Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public speech Sunday, again calling for a political solution to the civil war while denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists.” In his first national speech since June, Mr. Assad told a crowd of loyalists at the Damascus Opera House that he is prepared to hold a national reconciliation conference […]

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Twin Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Tribal Elders, Kills 5

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a twin suicide attack has killed five people and wounded at least 15 others. Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public speech reiterating support for a political solution to his country’s civil war, while also denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists” and urging his people to fight them. In his first national address since last June, Mr. Assad appeared at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, telling a […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public speech reiterating support for a political solution to his country’s civil war, while also denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists” and urging his people to fight them. In his first national address since last June, Mr. Assad appeared at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, telling a […]

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Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for starting a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. Pakistan says it repelled the attack. Indian officials deny that any troops crossed […]

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