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  • Off-topic evidence brought in Australian journalist Peter Greste's case in Cairo

    April 10, 2014 8:51 PM 21

    Cairo: Holiday snaps of Australian Peter Greste’s parents and his award-winning BBC documentary on Somalia were just two of the many pieces of irrelevant material presented as evidence to an Egyptian court, as the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists descended further into farce during its fifth day. Other purported evidence against the journalists

  • UN study shows very high murder rate in Americas

    April 10, 2014 2:53 PM 13

    While a new U.N. study shows a slight decline in the global murder rate, the rate is still very high in the Americas and parts of Africa. The report was released Thursday by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. It shows southern Africa's and Central America's homicide rates as over four times higher than the global average of 6.2 victims per 100,000 people

  • Murder rate very high in Americas -, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

    April 10, 2014 2:30 PM 14

    LONDON (AP) - A new U.N. study finds the global murder rate has declined slightly but remains very high in the Americas and parts of Africa. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime report released Thursday shows homicide rates in southern Africa and Central America are more than four times higher than the global average of 6.2 victims per 100,000 people

  • World murders down, most serious in Africa, Americas

    April 10, 2014 11:18 AM 25

    The UN office on drugs and crime said 437,000 people were murdered in 2012, compared to 468,000 in 2010, the first year its global study on homicide was conducted. Central America and southern Africa had rates of 26 and 30 people killed for every 100,000, more than four times the world average. Half of all victims were under 30, 80 percent were men as were 95 percent

  • Congolese militia boss Katanga appeals ICC conviction

    April 10, 2014 9:05 AM 10

    The ICC convicted Katanga last month of complicity in the attack on Bogoro village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It found that he armed the fighters who carried out the massacre but cleared him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. Katanga’s defence has told the ICC appeals chamber it will challenge that verdict, the court said. “The appeals

  • Sudan expels UN agency chief accused of ’interfering’

    April 9, 2014 3:30 PM 17

    KHARTOUM: Sudan has expelled the head of a United Nations agency in the country and accused her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Pamela DeLargy, an American who headed the UN's Population Fund office in Sudan (UNFPA), "was asked to leave", ministry spokesman Abubakr al-Siddiq told AFP. "Because she was not abiding

  • First Lady celebrates her 50th birthday in London

    April 9, 2014 7:07 AM 21

    First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has captured the hearts and eyes of many with her elegance and grace. She has become the poster lady for aging gracefully, with her short naturally grey hair and age appropriate wardrobe inspiring many women in Kenya. Yesterday, the First Lady celebrated her 50th birthday in London in the company of former First Lady Mama Ngina

  • Zeituni Onyango, President Obama’s aunt who fought deportation, dies

    April 8, 2014 8:44 PM 31

    Zeituni Onyango, the aunt of President Obama who fought deportation in a controversial courtroom saga in 2008, has died, her immigration lawyer told the Herald. Onyango died this morning at a rehabilitation hospital after a lengthy bout with cancer and respiratory ailments, attorney Margaret Wong said. “She’s been ill for quite some time. She didn’t

  • Judge rejects request to dismiss Chris Brown case - ABC 8NEWS - WRIC

    April 8, 2014 11:36 AM 12

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. Lawyers for the Grammy-award-winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said prosecutors used the grand

  • Search for MH370 to be most expensive in aviation history

    April 8, 2014 5:10 AM 20

    SYDNEY, April 8 (REUTERS) - The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive search in aviation history with 26 countries contributing planes, ships, submarines and satellites to the international effort. A month into the search for the jet, estimates compiled by Reuters