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Three new suspects taken into custody in Boston Marathon bombing case

Nineteen-year-old University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth college students Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos have been accused of interfering with a federal probe into the April 15, 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Federal authorities unsealed a criminal complaint against the men Wednesday afternoon and they were arraigned during 3:30 p.m. hearing in a Massachusetts [...]

George Zimmerman waives 'Stand your ground' defense

Standing before a judge on Tuesday, Zimmerman waved his right to a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, which would have determined whether or not the former neighborhood watch coordinator acted in self defense and would therefore be acquitted before the trial. “After consultation with my counsel, yes, Your Honor,” he said as he quietly waived his [...]

UN calls force-feeding at Guantanamo ‘torture’

  “If it’s perceived as torture or inhuman treatment — and it’s the case, it’s painful — then it is prohibited by international law,” said Rupert Coville, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights, AFP reported. The UN bases its position on that of the World Medical Association, which consists of 102 nations [...]

Did Saudis warn the US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s terror links?

According to an exclusive report published by Britain’s Daily Mail on Tuesday, the Saudis sent the US Department of Homeland Security a “government-to-government” letter last year that specifically identified the older Tsarnaev brother and cautioned that he could be plotting an attack on American soil. It “did name Tamerlan specifically,” the source — an unnamed [...]

Colorado approves lower tuition for illegal immigrants

“Today we’re here to tell you, in Colorado, that the doors are open and the dream is alive” said state Sen. Mike Johnston, one of the sponsors of the bill, as hundreds of people cheered at the ratification of Senate Bill 33. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the ASSET bill into law on Monday, standing before [...]

5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister with gift riffle

Police said the boy shot his sister with a .22-caliber rifle on Tuesday afternoon just moments after his mother stepped out onto the porch. Their mother claims she had been gone for “no more than three minutes” when the incident transpired, Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV. The girl was taken to a nearby [...]

Russia to spend over $30 billion in nuclear energy development

“Nuclear security and nuclear power production safety should be upgraded with the aid of new technological solutions,” the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for security and disarmament Mikhail Ulyanov, said on Wednesdayas, as quoted by Itar-Tass. A new generation of Russian nuclear power plants will include such safety features as double reactor containment, [...]

Russian Labor Day: Rallies, ridicule and revelry as tens of thousands take part

Russian Labor Day: Rallies, ridicule and revelry as tens of thousands take part

Various events to celebrate the Day of Spring and Labor – a Russian public holiday – have been held in over 1,000 towns and cities across the country. In Moscow, around 90,000 people took part in a demonstration organized by the ruling United Russia party and trade unions. “Many joined the event to express their [...]

Putin hands out revived Soviet-era Labor awards

The Hero of Labor – the second most important decoration after the Hero of Russia – is comparable to the Hero of Socialist Labor which was introduced under Joseph Stalin and existed up until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Putin voiced the idea to restore the medal at a Popular Front movement conference [...]

UK failing legal duty on air pollution – Supreme Court

The Wednesday ruling by five judges means that the government will face stiff EU fines and will probably have to limit the use of heavy goods vehicles and cars in some of the UK’s major cities, the Guardian reported. “The way is open for immediate enforcement action at national and European level,” the Supreme Court [...]

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