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Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

<b>A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague.</b><p>Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now "a crime scene".<p>On hearing that his 20-year jail term had been upheld, the ex-commander of Bosnian Croat …

Bosnian war criminal dies after drinking poison in court as he loses Hague appeal

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague itself became a crime scene on Wednesday when a convicted war criminal committed suicide with poison he had smuggled into the courtroom.<p>Slobodan Praljak, a commander of Croat forces during the 1990s war in Bosnia, swigged …

Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in UN courtroom

Former commander Slobodan Praljak drank from bottle moments after judges upheld 20-year sentence in The Hague<p>A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison while standing in the dock at a UN tribunal in The Hague, where his war crimes sentence of 20 years was …

Europe

WATCH: Croat General Accused Of War Crimes Drinks Poison In Court, Kills Himself

On Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat General Slobodan Praljak, 72, who had been imprisoned since 2004 when he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for …

Bosnian war criminal dies after claiming to take poison in court

Slobodan Praljak's sentence to 20 years in prison was being reconfirmed by the judge at the time he drank from a small bottle.

Commander on trial for war crimes drinks poison in court

A commander on trial for war crimes committed in Bosnia appears to have tried to kill himself after drinking poison during a tribunal.<p>Commander of …

World History

Angela Lansbury Faces Backlash for Saying Women 'Sometimes' to Blame for Sexual Harassment

“Murder, She Wrote” star accused of victim-blaming<p>West-coasters are waking up just in time to see “Angela Lansbury” trending on Twitter — …

Angela Lansbury Weighed In On Sexual Harassment And The Internet Is Not Having It

After the wave of decades’ worth of allegations of sexual harassment and assault washed over Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood (and, on a larger scale, …

'Devastated' Angela Lansbury says sexual harassment remarks taken out of context

Angela Lansbury has clarified her comments on sexual harassment that went viral on Tuesday, in which she appeared to indicate that women are to some degree responsible for being harassed.<p>“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner. And, I am devastated that …

Angela Lansbury claims women should take some blame for sexual harassment

Dame Angela Lansbury has made controversial comments regarding the sexual harassment scandal.<p>The 92-year-old has said women must ‘sometimes take the …

Sexual Harassment

Angela Lansbury Gets Dragged by Fans After Victim Blaming Sexual Harassment Survivors

Not many people are happy about Angela Lansbury's recent comments about sexual harassment. The 92-year-old actress voiced her antiquated and frankly …

Tencent wins rights to officially release PUBG in China, will 'accord with socialist core values'

Two weeks ago, we learned Tencent was still pursuing the acquisition of PUBG creator Bluehole—having had a bid turned down prior to the online …

China Censors Block Hunger Games-Style PUBG Video Game Because It ‘Deviates’ From Socialist Values

It may be one of this year’s most popular video games, but Chinese regulators considered <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> (PUBG) too violent and bloody …

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Barred From China Due To Conflict With Socialist Ideals

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)</i> could be losing millions of potential unknown Chinese players as the game may not get an official license in the …

Battlegrounds Getting Modified In China To Conform With 'Socialist Core Values'

Today, Chinese tech giant Tencent announced it won the the exclusive rights to officially release and operate <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> in China. …

Tencent to bring world's hottest video game to China, promises socialist values

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is bringing "Playerunknown's Battleground", the world's hottest video game, to China, but with a twist. The gory, battle royale-style game will get a socialist makeover to meet stringent Chinese rules.<p>The move comes after …

IRAQ: 9-year-old girls could be forced to marry under new Islamic law, in a bill that also includes legalizing marital rape and prevents Muslims from marrying non-Muslims

<b>Human rights activists are warning that a new Iraqi law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine and set women’s rights back 50 years.</b> …

Iraqi politicians propose law to let girls as young as nine marry

A draft law which would allow girls to get married from the age of nine has been put forward for discussion in Iraq’s parliament.<p>The amendments to …

Iraq withdraws controversial 'child marriage law'

Iraq's parliament has dropped proposed amendments to the Personal Status Law which would have lowered the minimum marriage age for Muslim girls, the …

Iraq 'child marriage' bill proposes to scrap minimum age

A proposal in Iraq's parliament to scrap the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry has stirred outrage among critics who view it as a licence "to …

Iraq’s marriage and family rights are under threat

For the third time since the occupation of Iraq in 2003, the National Personal Status Law number 188 of 1959, which is still on the statute book, is …

Girls in Iraq ‘could be married at nine’ if draft law is approved

Iraq has moved a step closer to allowing girls as young as nine to marry, human rights campaigners have claimed.<p>The proposal is part of a draft law recently approved by 40 MPs that would see the restoration of religious courts, says Equality Now (EN).<p>Government courts have, since 1959, ruled on …

Nine-year-old girls in Iraq could be forced to marry under new Muslim laws

The bill includes provisions that would legalise marital rape and child marriage and ban Muslims from marrying non-Muslims.<p>Human rights activists are …

5 Reforms To Gun Laws That Would Actually Make A Difference

Following another egregious shooting, media, politicians, and celebrities are demanding that we again discuss gun control. They allege that …

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: <i>"</i>A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.<i>"</i> That language and that idea were clearly important to the Founding Fathers.<p>But why?<p>The Second …

Second Amendment

The gun control legislation even Republicans like

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy introduced a bill aimed to make it harder for individuals who shouldn't be able to purchase a gun to eventually get …

Do we love our guns more than our children?

<b>(CNN) —</b> When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the …

Guns

Gun Control Attitudes May Not Have Changed Much Despite Recent Mass Shootings

America remains split on whether lawmakers should try to take action to reduce massacres.<p>Mass shootings in America rarely lead to political change, but they often do result in a brief spike in support for gun control. But as new polling suggests, with opinions on the topic starkly divided along …