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As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Aug 19, 2014

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated begins

Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran who is incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-Israel bias. Full-page adverts have been taken ...

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

Aug 19, 2014

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

Armed robbers ambushed a car in a Saudi prince’s diplomatic convoy on its way to a Paris airport commonly used for private jets, raiding the Mercedes for valuables then torching and abandoning the vehicle, police and prosecutors said Monday. Five to eight assailants flashed ...

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson; National Guard deploys

Aug 19, 2014

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson; National Guard deploys

President Barack Obama said he has dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with federal and local authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police has sparked days of protests and violence. Obama again urged calm in Ferguson, ...

Alabama hunters haul in 450-kg gator

Aug 19, 2014

Alabama hunters haul in 450-kg gator

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot (4.5-meter) alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds (450 kg). Al.com (bit.ly/1p5ycbg ) reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state’s alligator ...