Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lion
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a Cabinet minister said on Monday, angering conservationists. Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe. Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said on Monday that Palmer's hunting papers were in order, and therefore he could not be charged.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:42:33 -0400
Washington Post says Iran's conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'
The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the verdict, the Iranian news service ISNA said, citing an Iranian judiciary spokesman. The case is a sensitive issue in Washington's contentious relationship with Tehran and it played out as the United States and other major powers forged a deal in July with Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:14:48 -0400
Two firefighters killed, two hurt in Kansas City apartment blaze
The two firefighters who died had pulled two residents out of the burning building, the Kansas City fire department said. "This is the worst day, Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi told reporters. The names of the firefighters were not immediately released.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:41:44 -0400
Ex-head of Chicago Public Schools expected to plead guilty
CHICAGO (AP) The former head of Chicago Public Schools is expected to plead guilty in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:25:53 -0400
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