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Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:47

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:45

This Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents.

Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:39

The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed as guns for hire in a privately-owned outfit whose role may be securing oilfields for President Bashar al-Assad. Russia on Thursday has finally recognised that five Russian citizens, not officially affiliated with the Russian military, were likely killed in the strikes in eastern Syria, in the first admission of non-military combat casualties.

Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:19

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold.

Tweeters Rip Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With Florida First Responders

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 03:27

President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:19

Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that a probe into the killings is under way, he fears he too has become a target. Sabio, who describes himself as penniless and on the run, said he had received death threats from Duterte supporters on social media after filing a petition with the Hague-based International Criminal Court in April last year. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda launched a "preliminary examination" after receiving Sabio's petition, which alleges around 8,000 extrajudicial killings, and this could lead to a full investigation by the court.

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:10

Borrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship

Top Stories - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:43

Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Top Stories - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:28

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.


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