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Judge orders new trial for Marissa Alexander in Florida self-defence case

A Florida woman whose controversial conviction and 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at an abusive ex-husband were recently overturned must remain in jail for at least another week, a judge ruled on Thursday.<p>Marissa Alexander’s supporters had hoped the mother of three would be set free …

Protesters Call For Justice In Brutal Gang Rape In Kenya

The gang rape of a 16-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl — and the lack of punishment given to the alleged rapists — has sparked outrage in the country and beyond.<p>The attack was so violent it left the girl in a wheelchair with a severe back injury. She identified some of her attackers, who police …

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Tells Senate Panel ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Don’t Work

Elahe Izad<p>Oct. 29, 2013, 9:24 a.m.<p>Sy­brina Fulton, the moth­er of slain teen­ager Trayvon Mar­tin, told a Sen­ate pan­el Tues­day that Flor­ida’s …

The White House

South Africa white supremacists jailed over plot to kill Nelson Mandela

Around barbecues and over fast food they had conceived a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and drive black people out of South Africa by leaving a trail of food parcels along a major road.<p>More than 10 years later, the humbled white supremacists Boeremag, whose craving for a return to racial …

NY state probes shoppers' racism charges against Macy's, Barneys

New York state's attorney general launched an investigation Tuesday into retailers Macy's Inc. and Barneys New York Inc., where black customers complained they were stopped by police after making luxury purchases.<p>State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the two department store chains until …

UN aims to fight asteroids, creates a global warning network

Even the United Nations is taking the threat of asteroids hitting our planet seriously.<p>Last week, the U.N. General Assembly approved measures to coordinate detection and response to asteroid strikes that could level cities and possibly destroy our civilization.<p>Specifically, the agency voted to …

Sweden signs up to UN plan to curb US spying

The draft, which was co-created by Germany and Brazil, has already attracted the support of 19 other countries reports Foreign Policy magazine. It …

Surveillance

US bugged Merkel's phone from 2002 until 2013, report claims

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023076_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534425882_300a1bc7d53c8e29eece7ce9585e0dab<p><b>The US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine.</b><p>The German …

Surveillance

Irish police return blonde girl to Roma family

Ireland's police force and health service have been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over the seizure of a young Roma girl from her family because she had blue eyes and blonde hair.<p>The Irish justice minister, Alan Shatter, has asked the head of the Irish police force, the Garda Síochána, to …

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