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Friday, January 30, 2015
The prosecutor whose suspicious death set off a crisis for Argentina President Cristina Kirchner no longer trusted even his bodyguards at the violent end of his life, an assistant said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Jordan offers to free jihadist militant if IS releases pilot
Jordan offered Wednesday to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State (IS) group, which is threatening to execute the airman and a Japanese journalist.
Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected most of President Ashraf Ghani's nominees for the new cabinet, in a fresh setback for the newly formed “national unity government.”
Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the government's bid to shut down a leading human rights group, a rare victory for harried civil society in the country.
An Israeli rights group Wednesday criticized the government for what it called a deliberate policy of launching air strikes on homes that killed hundreds of civilians during last year's Gaza war.
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A helicopter loaded with hashish crashed in southern Spain after hitting an electricity pylon, killing its two pilots, police said Wednesday.
The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was “one of the most dangerous” ever undertaken, a pathologist said Wednesday.
Blizzard assaults Boston, largely spares NYC
New Englanders hit by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday as some New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.
Thieves in a stolen sports utility vehicle smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with up to 10 ounces (284 grams) of historic gold nuggets worth roughly US$10,000, police said.
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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