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  • 9/11 accomplice deported home to Morocco

    October 16, 2018 4:54 AM 10

    A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based September 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported on Monday from Germany to his homeland. El Motassadeq was convicted of membership in a terrorist organisation and accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners

  • Paraplegic convicted of murder gets 50-years in prison

    October 14, 2018 4:34 AM 28

    A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbour in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The Chicago Tribune reports that 51-year-old Reggie Daniel was sentenced last Friday after he told the judge that he was sorry he killed commodities trader and former University of Iowa football

  • Volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

    October 14, 2018 4:18 AM 19

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing towards a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of grey ash were shooting

  • Police use tear gas to protect gay rights march

    October 14, 2018 4:15 AM 28

    WARSAW, (AP):Â Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon yesterday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists with rainbow-coloured flags and banners gathered in Lublin for the parade, while around

  • Israel defends actions against US student in detention

    October 11, 2018 5:10 AM 13

    Israel defended on Wednesday its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boycott against the Jewish state. Israel's Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions

  • Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

    October 11, 2018 5:06 AM 10

    Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport - the world's busiest for international travel. That's because the airport debuted a new 'smart tunnel' that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travellers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds. Passengers register at a kiosk before going

  • Brazil suspects Equatorial Guinea money-laundering scheme

    October 11, 2018 5:05 AM 9

    Brazilian officials say $16 million in undeclared cash and luxury watches seized from the delegation of Equatorial Guinea's vice-president may have been part of an effort to launder money embezzled from the African country's government. Police at an airport in Sao Paulo last month seized the valuables that were packed in the luggage of a delegation accompanying

  • Attorney: Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

    October 11, 2018 4:13 AM 14

    Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas criminal defence lawyer went on the attack Wednesday, saying documents cited in media reports about a rape claim against the soccer star were "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual. In a statement , attorney Peter S. Christiansen blamed reports about the 2009 encounter on electronic data leaks of documents

  • Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

    October 8, 2018 5:00 AM 9

    Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country's prominent dailies, including the main English newspapers. The 59-year-old journalist and contributor to The Washington

  • Vatican defends pope against ‘blasphemous’ cover-up claims

    October 7, 2018 8:04 PM 18

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke today of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a “blasphemous” political hit job. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano threw the papacy into turmoil over his claims about ex-Cardinal