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Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict read in absentia after she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck’s administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government’s...
Staring ahead with dark eyes and its mouth open wide, a haunting face lets out a silent scream - from a piece of debris from the Twin Tower attacks. Meet the Angel of 9/11, entombed within a twisted, corroded steel girder taken from the exact spotwhere the first airliner struck...
The U.S. military for the first time Thursday dropped one of its largest conventional weapons — a massive 21,000-pound bomb nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" — on an Islamic State tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, was dropped from a U.S. aircraft...
JOHANNESBURG — The South African sign language interpreter accused of using fake signs at Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week said he suffered a schizophrenic episode at the event during which he hallucinated and heard voices. Thamsanqa Jantjie made the admissions to Johannesburg's Star newspaper Thursday after allegations that have led to...
The four political parties with members in the Constitutional Reconciliation Commission have reached an agreement to subordinate the General Staff to the Ministry of Defense in the new constitution. According to the existing constitution, the chief of General Staff is answerable to the prime minister; however, the General Staff is...
On the eve of the eleventh anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, a federal judge has determined that two of the airline companies involved in the tragedy must stand trial to face charges of negligence. US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled last week that AMR Corp.'s American...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered on Friday to register a case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ruled to send a reference against him and his family to an accountability court. The court also ordered the National Accountability Bureau to wrap up the case in six weeks. The verdict was...
BRASILIA, Brazil: A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 180 people and leaving hundreds injured, police and firefighters said. Sandro Meinerz, a spokesman for the police in the city of Santa Maria, told local media that the fire broke out at the...
Russia on Tuesday signed a deal with Iran to build two new nuclear reactors at the Iranian Bushehr plant and expand the total number of reactors in the country to eight, Russian news agencies reported. Besides Bushehr, four Russian reactors could be built elsewhere in Iran, and the two countries...
French presidential hopeful Emmanuelle Macron’s team confirmed that it suffered a massive hacking attack after a trove of internal documents was released online just a day before the final round of elections. On Friday evening, a profile called EMLEAKS posted a nine-gigabyte leak to Pastebin, a web application where...