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Nine-month-old boy charged with attempted murder in Pakistan granted bail by judge

Nine-month-old boy charged with attempted murder in Pakistan granted bail by judge

A nine-month-old boy charged with planning a murder, threatening police and interfering with state affairs in Pakistan has been granted bail after appearing in court this week. Toddler Muhammad Mosa Khan was booked in February along with 30 other people, including a number of members of his family, after stones were allegedly thrown at police and energy officials during raids ... Read More »

80 condemned to death and executed for possessing Bible, watching foreign films . . . in North Korea

80 condemned to death and executed for possessing Bible, watching foreign films . . . in North Korea

Eighty people have been executed by firing squad in North Korea – some for possessing the Bible and others for watching foreign films, it has been claimed. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported that the co-ordinated public executions took place in seven separate cities earlier this month. In one case, the local authorities rounded up 10,000 people, including children, and ... Read More »

At 114, World’s Oldest Woman Shares Secret to Longevity

Misao Okawa Misao Okawa will be 115 years old next week. On Tuesday, she got an early birthday present when the Guinness Book of World Records named her the oldest living woman on the planet. Okawa, the Japanese daughter of a Kimono maker, was born in 1898. She received the impressive title in a ceremony Wednesday, alongside her 3-month-old great ... Read More »

Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Bin Laden Hunt Gets 33 Years

Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Bin Laden Hunt Gets 33 Years

The Pakistani doctor who aided American intelligence in its mission to kill Osama bin Laden has been convicted of high treason in his home country and sentenced to 33 years in prison plus a fine, Pakistani officials said today. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program on behalf of the CIA near the al Qaeda leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in ... Read More »

NATO retrains troops after Afghan civilian deaths

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Troops in Somalia killed journalist, report says

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