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Unknown gunmen kill top female police officer in Afghanistan

Unknown gunmen kill top female police officer in Afghanistan

July 05, AP – LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Lieutenant Islam Bibi, the most senior policewoman in volatile southern Helmand province, was shot dead on her way to work in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, officials said. Unknown gunmen killed one of Afghanistan’s most high-profile female police officers on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks […]

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Spain: Judge jails former ruling party treasurer

Spain: Judge jails former ruling party treasurer

June 28, MADRID (AP) — National Court Judge Pablo Ruz accepted Thursday the argument of prosecutors that former Popular Party finance chief Luis Barcenas represented a flight risk and denied him bail. Barcenas was treasurer of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party from 2008 to 2009 and a senator from 2004 to 2010. A judge […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

Study finds: Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion

June 26, AP – Canadian researchers found that of nearly 9,000 Ontario adolescents, 20 percent said they’d previously had a concussion, and almost 6 percent had suffered at least one in the past year. Concussions appear to be a common injury for teenagers, with the risk higher not only for athletes but also for kids […]

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International human rights group reports abuses by Lebanese police

International human rights group reports abuses by Lebanese police

June 26, BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s police forces are mistreating and torturing people, especially drug users, sex workers and homosexuals, an international human rights group said in a report released Wednesday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said its 66-page report is based on over 50 interviews with people detained for suspected drug use, sex work […]

June 26, 2013 | By More
EU seeks to keep Turkey’s membership prospect alive despite protest

EU seeks to keep Turkey’s membership prospect alive despite protest

June 24, AP – LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Germany blocked the next step in membership talks last week, but German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said ahead of Monday’s EU foreign ministers meeting that “we should not let the dialogue be interrupted or weakened.” Germany and other European Union nations sounded a conciliatory note on Monday to […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

June 22, AP – Ministers from the eleven main countries which form the Friends of Syria group agreed “to provide urgently all the necessary materiel and equipment to the opposition on the ground.” They also condemned “the intervention of Hezbollah militias and fighters from Iran and Iraq,” calling on them to withdraw immediately. Western and […]

June 22, 2013 | By More