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More Than 1,000 Prisoners Escape In Massive Libyan Jailbreak

More than 1,000 inmates, many convicted of serious crimes, have escaped from a prison in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, the country's prime minister confirmed.<p>According to The Associated Press, it wasn't immediately clear if the jailbreak at Koyfiya prison was part of a larger series of protests …

Two month California prison hunger strike ends

<b>A nearly two-month hunger strike by California prison inmates protesting against solitary confinement has ended, a corrections official has said.</b><p>Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said all prisoners were accepting meals on Thursday.<p>The protest ended as two state lawmakers pledged to hold hearings …

Reuters Investigates - The Child Exchange

There is one potential safeguard: an agreement among the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands called the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, or ICPC. The agreement requires that if a child is to be transferred outside of the family to a new home in a …

Kerry arrives in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria

LONDON – Secretary of State<p>John F. Kerryhas arrived in Geneva for hastily arranged talks with his Russian counterpart on a possible deal to impound Syria’s chemical weapons and avert aU.S. militarystrike on Damascus.<p>Kerry and a U.S. delegation are to hold talks Thursday and Friday with a team led …

Does Sports Diplomacy Work?

Done right, athletic diplomacy can be more effective than political outreach.<p><b>When former NBA player Dennis Rodman returned last week from his second visit to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong-un, he announced the next step in his unofficial diplomacy: He would try to take other NBA stars to</b> …