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Trial of Gadafi’s Son Begins in Libya

The trial of Saif al-Islam, son of the deposed President Muamar Gadafi, accused of corruption and war crimes began in Libya. Along with Saif al-Islam, other senior officials of the Gadafi government will be prosecuted, among them, the ex-Chief of Intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi and the former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi. Saif al-Islam, who is imprisoned in Zintan, in the southwest of Tripoli, since his capture in November 2012, was not present in the courts. Against Gaddafi's son, charges have been presented also in the in relation to a revolt in 2011 by the International Criminal Court, which was part of the events…
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Pistorius Trial Temporarily Adjourned

The trial against the athlete Oscar Pistorius was temporarily adjourned when he broke into sobs as he testified about the moment in which he shot at his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The lawyers asked him what exactly he said when he approached the bathroom. And it was at that time when he began to cry. On the other hand, prosecutors accused Pistorius of "handling evidence", in the second week of the interrogation. "The version of events that is contant is completely false," said Prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Pistorius holds that he killed his girlfriend in February last year because he mistook her…
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Nigeria: 71 Dead in Two Explosions

At least 71 people were killed in two explosions that rocked a bus station in the outskirts of the capital of Abuja, Nigeria. The police said that 130 others were injured in the explosions, which occurred when the bus station was packed with travelers. The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, who visited the scene, blamed the Islamic Group Boko Haram. However, the insurgent group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Ukraine Government Requests the Dispatch of Peacekeeping Troops

The President of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, called for the deployment of peacekeeping troops in the east of the country, where Russian activists continue occupying government buildings. Turchynov issued his statement after pro-Russian groups attacked another government official in the city of Horlivka on Monday. Video scenes show more than a hundred activists attacking the building at Horlivkay and hitting a police officer. Activists maintain outlets in other buildings in several cities in the east of the country, after ignoring the ultimatum by the authorities of Ukraine so that they leave the Government offices. A spokesman for the Russian President, Vladimir…
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Oscar Pistorius: “I Never Wanted To Shoot ANyone”

On the third day of Oscar Pistorius's testimony in the trial for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp he revealed new details about what happened on the night he shot her. During intense questioning from Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, Oscar Pistorius said on Wednesday that he was a prisoner of fear and fired unintentionally. "I didn't have time to think about what I was doing", said the athlete. The prosecution accuses him of having murdered his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp, after a fight. Pistorius says he shot thinking that an intruder was in the bathroom. The day of Wednesday, the…
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American Prisoner in Cuba on Hunger Strike

Cuba's Foreign Ministry says that it received "with concern" the information that the imprisoned subcontractor Alan Gross had started a hunger strike last week. In the statement, signed by Josefina Vidal, General Director of the Department of the Foreign Ministry in Havana, the Cuban Government stressed that they are willing to find a "solution" to the case, in conjunction with the US Government. The statement said that Gross is "in good physical and his health is normal and stable", without making any specific comments on the impact of the hunger strike. He has received medical treatment for the chronic ailments…
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Church Accuses Maduro of Imposing a Totalitarian Government

The Episcopal Conference of Venezuela yesterday blamed President Nicolas Maduro of trying to impose a "totalitarian government", said its President, Diego Padrón, at a press conference. Criticism by the Venezuelan Church occurs after more than two months of protests in the streets that have already left 39 dead. What is happening "is very serious, both by the magnitude and the duration, the violence and the harmful consequences for our present and our future, said Padron, who referred to the "criminalization" of protesters in the street and the repression of human rights. This condemnation of the chavista government arrives precisely when there is more speculation about the possibility…
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Bosnian Serbs Want to Follow Crimea’s Example

The Case of Crimea, and the ease with which it seems to have been resolved, spans other European territories who sympathize with Russia. The Serbian Republic of Bosnia - the so-called Republika Srpska-, forming one country with the region inhabited by Bosniak Muslims and Croats, as they establish the peace accords that ended the war (1992-1995) is now added to the Moldovan region of Transnistria. The project announced by the Bosnian Serb President, Milorad Dodik, is simple and nothing original because it has been repeatedly said for years. But the events of the Crimean peninsula, occupied and annexed by Russia without bloodshed - and…
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Stem Cell Study Contained ‘Fraudulent’ Parts

The Nippon Research Institute of Riken acknowledged today that the last and revolutionary study on stem cells, led by scientist Haruko Obokata, published by the journal "Nature" contained "fraudulent" parts. The study, published in January in two articles that were picked up by "Nature", showed a very simple method to reprogram adult cells (immersing them in an acid or by applying pressure on their membranes) and obtain stem cells, with the ability to become any tissue. Although the great find would simplify the process to obtain these cells (which may constitute the future of regenerative medicine) many researchers began to report, after the publication, the use…
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Kony, The Invisible Guerrila Soldier

Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men, is hidden in one of the most inaccessible and dangerous regions of the planet, among thousands of kilometers of dense forests and a hard geography that encompasses at least five Central African countries, several of them with their own internal conflict and a long line of atrocities and displaced. Religious leader and Commander, Kony is a global superstar: the protagonist of a famous (but doubtful) documentary which, in 2012, made him one of the most recognized faces on the internet. All a contradiction in terms if you consider his most popular photography…
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