7 inmates killed after fight breaks out at South Carolina prison, the deadliest in the United States since 1993

Razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee correctional institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. (AP photo) Seven prison inmates were killed and 17 others were seriously wounded during an eight-hour-long riot in the state of South Carolina, the deadliest in the United States since 1993. The violence began on Sunday at the Lee Correctional Institution, a […]

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Italian police bust human-trafficking ring

The photo, taken on November 4, 2016, shows migrants and refugees sitting on a rubber boat as Libyan coastguards help them during a rescue operation off the Libyan coast. (Photo by AFP) Italian police broke up a gang including suspects with extremist sympathies who charged migrants thousands of euros to rush them in speedboats across […]

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Turkey sentences singer and actress Zuhal Olcay to prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

This file photo shows Turkish singer and actress Zuhal Olcay. A famous Turkish singer and actress has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a performance in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Thursday. Singer Zuhal Olcay was accused of changing the lyrics of one of her songs by substituting […]

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France: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy charged over Libyan money claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe gave the ex-president charges of illegally funding his successful 2007 campaign, passive corruption and […]

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