Aug 20, 2016

Ex-SEAL to pay $6.6 million to settle case over Osama bin Laden book

The former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will pay the government more than $6.6 million for violating non-disclosure agreements and publishing without getting the document cleared by the Defense Department, according to ...

Aug 17, 2016

Peru high court throws out Fujimori embezzlement conviction

A five-judge Supreme Court panel on Tuesday unanimously overturned the embezzlement conviction of imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was charged with diverting $40 million from the military to pay for articles in sensationalist tabloids that maligned his political foes. The verdict, which ...

Aug 15, 2016

Philippine court asked to block hero's burial for Marcos

Human rights victims of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ regime petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block and nullify a government directive to have the ex-leader buried in a heroes’ cemetery — an emotional and divisive issue for Filipinos who ousted Marcos ...

Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Aug 15, 2016

Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Three Hong Kong student protest leaders have avoided prison time for leading or encouraging an illegal rally that sparked huge pro-democracy street protests two years ago. On Monday, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced instead to community service. Nineteen-year-old Wong became ...