Lisa Marie Yesir

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Iran disbars ex-Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi

<b>A hard-line former chief prosecutor of Tehran has been disbarred and banned for five years from all positions in the Iranian government.</b><p>The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling which found that Saeed Mortazavi ordered the torture of at least three protesters who died in custody in 2009.<p>He …

South Asia

Abdul-Rahman Kassig: US hostage 'killed by IS'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1124000/1124513_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532605211_37c6568ba056f11f3d1ac82f0b26769e<p><b>A video posted online claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.</b><p>The video shows a masked …

National Security

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe for first 3-0 Test series win

<b>Bangladesh claimed a 3-0 Test series win for the first time with a 186-run victory over Zimbabwe in Chittagong.</b><p>It was only their third series success and seventh individual Test win since they first played Test cricket in 2000.<p>Zimbabwe began the final day needing a further 378 with nine wickets in …

West Indies

South Korean buys Napoleon's hat for 1.9m euros

<b>A South Korean collector has paid 1.9m euros ($2.4m; £1.5m) at auction for a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon.</b><p>The two-pointed hat, a style widely worn by military officers at the time, was apparently donned by Napoleon during the Battle of Marengo in 1800.<p>It was later offered as a gift to …

Comet lander: First pictures of Philae 'bounce' released

<b>Images of the Philae probe moments after its initial touchdown have been published by the European Space Agency.</b><p>There was a nerve-wracking wait after the 100kg lander re-bounded 1km back into space following its first contact with Comet 67P.<p>It successfully landed two hours later, hundreds of metres …

Space

Islamic State defector: 'I joined out of fear'

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose beheading was shown in a video posted by Islamic State (IS).<p>But the extremists are not just accused of killing western hostages, but also Syrians and Iraqis on a massive scale.<p>A defector from the IS group has …

Barack Obama

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …