Mubarak returns to court, 1st witnesses to testify

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak returned to court Monday for a third hearing in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters during the 18-day-uprising that toppled him. The proceedings move into a new phase as the first witnesses take to the […]

‘Tortured’ Libyan rebel calls for Britain apology

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A senior Libyan rebel commander Monday demanded an apology from Britain and the US after seized documents suggested both countries were complicit in a plan that led to his detention and torture. Files unearthed from Moamer Kadhafi’s intelligence archives and seen by AFP documented the capture by the CIA of […]

Knox trial resumes in Italy, enters final stretch

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ROME-The appeals case of Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate during a study abroad program, enters its final stretch when it resumes Monday. The 24-year-old from Seattle who has been behind bars since Nov. 2007 was relieved to be back in court after the summer […]

Haiti peacekeepers recalled over abuse claim

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Uruguay has announced the dismissal of a navy commander with the United Nations mission in Haiti after a video was circulated of an alleged sexual assault on a young Haitian man by members of a Uruguayan peacekeeping unit. The defence ministry said on Sunday in a statement that it had begun a “repatriation of […]

Mass rallies revive Israel protest movement

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The rally was by far the summer’s largest, with Tel Aviv’s main square overflowing with demonstrators [Reuters] An estimated 500,000 people took to the streets of coastal Tel Aviv on Saturday night, by far the largest demonstration in the social protest movement that has swept the country for two months. Protesters marched […]