BUK missile brought down flight MH17: Dutch probe
Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) (AFP) - A BUK missile brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, the official inquiry into the air disaster concluded Tuesday.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:44:53 -0400
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
Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino
LAS VEGAS (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:32:48 -0400
No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk: report
(Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:57:15 -0400
Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:31:12 -0400
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