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Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death

Jul 28, 2015

Libyan court sentences Gadhafi son, eight aides to death

A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gadhafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. ...

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

Jul 28, 2015

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

A British judge investigating the death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute. Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun had been due to appear at judge Robert ...

Jul 28, 2015

39 people freed from 'Shining Path troop-making camps' in Peru

Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday. The so-called VRAEM area of largely untouched jungle — connecting Huancayo, Ayacucho, Apurimac and Cusco — serves as ...

Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

Jul 25, 2015

Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

A 59-year-old man once hospitalized for psychiatric care was identified by authorities on Friday as the gunman who fatally shot two people in a rampage at a central Louisiana movie theater before killing himself as police closed in. John Russell Houser, who bore a ...

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jul 25, 2015

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted of spying for Israel in a sensational espionage case that inflamed public sentiment, could be released from federal prison within months, his lawyer and the Justice Department said Friday. Pollard becomes eligible for parole in November, on ...