Bahrain’s highest military appellate court upholds death sentences against 7 anti-regime activists

This file photo shows a view of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments building in the capital Manama. Bahrain’s highest military appellate court has upheld death sentences against seven anti-regime activists as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom. On Wednesday, […]

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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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