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The parents of convicted killer Shafqat Hussain, who has been hanged in a jail in Karachi, hold a photograph of their son earlier this yearPakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official told AFP. United Nations rights experts have said his trial "fell short of international standards" and urged Pakistan to investigate claims he confessed under torture, as well as his age.
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Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
FILE - In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo, File)BAGHDAD (AP) U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.
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Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.
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Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying
A photograph of murdered photojournalist Ruben Espinosa sits among flowers and candles in front of his casket inside a funeral home before his wake begins in Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. With an investigation barely underway, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities won't consider Espinosa's brutal killing as being related to his work - even though he fled the state he covered fearing for his safety. Espinosa, 31, worked for the investigative magazine Proceso and other media in Veracruz state. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:09:08 -0400
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama presented his final plan for carbon dioxide reduction targets on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, which would reduce emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
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