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Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2015

Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

A Saudi Arabian Air Force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years in state prison for kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy ...

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Jan 29, 2015

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Bart the cat was hit by a car and buried. Then he crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1½-year-old cat in Tampa, Florida. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Jan 29, 2015

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Over 2,200 looted artifacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a European crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday. Among the most valuable of the recovered cultural items was a majestic bust of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet worth ...

Jan 29, 2015

'Expensive' placebo beats 'cheap' one in Parkinson's disease: study

When patients with Parkinson’s disease received an injection described as an effective drug costing $1,500 per dose, their motor function improved significantly more than when they got one supposedly costing $100, scientists reported on Wednesday. Underlining the power of expectations, the motor improvements, measured ...

Litvinenko postmortem 'most dangerous ever in Western world'

Jan 29, 2015

Litvinenko postmortem 'most dangerous ever in Western world'

The postmortem examination carried out on poisoned Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko was “probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world” an inquiry into the cause of his death heard on Wednesday. Litvinenko died in a London hospital on Nov. 23, 2006, three ...