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Boston bomb suspect's friend to plead guilty to obstruction - lawyer

Aug 21, 2014

Boston bomb suspect's friend to plead guilty to obstruction - lawyer

BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dormitory room, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstructing the investigation into the blasts, his attorney said on Wednesday. Dias Kadyrbayev, a Kazakh national, is one of three college friends of Tsarnaev charged with hampering the probe into the blasts, which killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. His attorney, Robert Stahl, wrote in an email on Wednesday that Kadyrbayev "will plead tomorrow," but that the details had not yet been made public #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Al Jazeera rejects allegations from Al Gore on Current TV deal

Aug 20, 2014

Al Jazeera rejects allegations from Al Gore on Current TV deal

REUTERS - Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the founders of Current TV, saying they were false and potentially misleading. Al Jazeera acquired Current TV for an estimated $500 million in 2013 #content #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #aut #rch #cnt
Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

GAZA (Reuters) - A two-year-old Gaza girl and a woman were killed in an Israeli air strike on Tuesday, making them the first Palestinian deaths in the conflict since the breakdown of a truce earlier in the day, Palestinian health officials said. Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them on a house in Gaza City, which killed the woman and the child, which officials initially said was five #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

Aug 20, 2014

Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered take no prisoners

Aug 19, 2014

As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered take no prisoners

KABUL (Reuters) - As U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly. No longer pinned down by U.S #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds  retake strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee at the site, however, said Islamic State fighters still held the Mosul Dam, giving them control over power and water supplies and where any breach of the vulnerable structure would threaten thousands of lives #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

Aug 15, 2014

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokeswoman for the prime minister said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

Aug 15, 2014

Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

HONG KONG August 15 (Reuters) - (Corrects name of Law Society president in second paragraph to Ambrose) Hong Kong's Law Society has passed an historic vote of no-confidence in its president over pro-Beijing comments, revealing a determination by the traditionally conservative lawyers to confront perceived threats from China to the legal independence in the free-wheeling, global financial hub. President Ambrose Lam has angered many of the society's 8,000 members with his support of controversial statements from Beijing that Hong Kong judges needed to be patriotic, and his open support for the Communist Party of China. The vote late on Thursday night surprised even those behind the no-confidence motion such as lawyer Kevin Yam, who said some lawyers faced intense pressure from mainland-linked firms to back Lam and he was not confident of success ahead of the poll. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

Aug 15, 2014

Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Ten Taliban-linked militants were killed and 13 members of the Pakistani security forces were wounded in attacks on two air force bases in the strategic west Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said. While the attackers did not get inside either facility, the raids marked the third time since June Pakistani airports had been targeted and will raise more questions about how secure such facilities are. Pakistan's military has been fighting an offensive against the Taliban insurgency in the remote, largely lawless region of North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border since June #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt