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Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev named as triple homicide suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot dead in police gun battle following Boston Marathon bombing, named by prosecutors as participant in 2011 triple murder<p>The dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot dead while being …

Lawyer: General accused of sex crimes to plead to some of the lesser charges

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair -- once one of the U.S. Army's top commanders in Afghanistan and accused of "sodomy ... by force" and other military crimes -- is to set to plead guilty Thursday to some charges but not the most serious levied against him, his lawyer said.<p>Sinclair will plead guilty on …

CIA watchdog reportedly asks DOJ to probe allegations of spying on Senate staffers

The CIA Inspector General's Office reportedly has asked the Justice Department to review allegations that the spy agency monitored the computers of Senate staffers who were preparing a report on the detention and interrogation of terror suspects.<p>The New York Times and McClatchy reported on the …

Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Libya

<b>The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.</b><p>Pictures posted on the internet showed him having his head and beard shaved.<p>Saadi Gaddafi, the former head of Libya's football federation, fled after his father …

Africa

Amnesty International call over NI Troubles legacy

<b>Amnesty International is to call for a single system to address the legacy of the Troubles as it gives evidence to an Irish government committee in Dublin.</b><p>The Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement is examining ways of "dealing with the past" in Northern …

Northern Ireland

Oscar Pistorius found praying over Reeva Steenkamp body

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058433_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532436462_5dbf542bf081cdc620fc9c19fd6cad77<p><b>A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he found the South African Paralympic star praying over the body of his girlfriend Reeva</b> …

South Africa

Ukraine, women in politics highlight Hillary Clinton’s speech in Vancouver

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played it safe in a speech to a packed concert hall in Vancouver on Wednesday night, staying away from earlier comments comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin's behaviour to that of Adolph Hitler in the 1930s.<p>Instead, she described the deposed …

Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.<p>The Israeli navy stopped a Panamanian-flagged civilian cargo ship and boarded the vessel, the IDF said.<p>The weapons found were identified as …

Karzai's brother quits presidential race

Qayoum Karzai, the older brother of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has dropped out of the race for next month’s presidential elections.<p>Thursday’s announcement comes after weeks of speculation that the elder Karzai would bow out in favour of Zalmai Rassoul, his brother's former foreign …

State politics become the main game as Canberra counts down to polling day

Politicians are getting so much better at using federal parliament to get media attention – effectively free advertising – for their state election campaigns.<p>They used to just ask lame questions during question time. “Could the prime minister please explain the glorious benefits of (insert federal …

Qantas bill passes lower house - as it happened

House has adjourned Wombles.<p>To recap.<p>The <b>Qantas Sales Act</b> repeal of part 3 got through the lower house today after a lot of argy bargy mostly around procedure. It won’t pass the Senate, given Labor and the Greens have rejected the bill. Labor might deal in on some parts but that is an argument for …

South Korea says North endangered airliner with artillery launch

South Korean officials have criticised a North Korean artillery launch they said happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane carrying 202 people flew in the same area.<p>It wasn’t immediately clear what danger, if any, the launch on Tuesday posed to the China Southern Airlines plane traveling …

Crowds of volunteers sign up to defend Ukraine at Kiev recruitment offices

The Ukraine crisis may have lurched into the diplomatic realm for the time being, but in Kiev they are not taking any chances.<p>Crowds of people have lined up this week outside recruitment centres in response to a call for mobilisation over the Russian manoeuvres in Crimea. Officials say the …

The Russian oligarchs who could be in John Kerry's sights

Len Blavatnik<p><b>Wealth $18.7bn*; Lives: New York and London</b><p>Blavatnik is technically now classed as an American after emigrating to the US from Russia in 1978, but many still see him as Russian.<p>He bought Warner Music, the world's third-biggest record label, for more than £2bn in 2011 and was one of the …

NSW moves to ban trucking company involved in fatal tanker crash

The New South Wales government has moved to ban a trucking company involved in a fatal Sydney fuel tanker crash.<p>The roads minister, Duncan Gay, said Cootes Transport had shown a “blatant disregard for safety” and now had 14 days to explain why it should not be suspended or banned from travelling on …

Sweden suspends Uganda aid over anti-gay law

Sweden has suspended some of its financial aid to Uganda over a law that toughened punishment for gay people, becoming the fourth donor to do so, its government said in a statement.<p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill in late February that strengthens already strict laws …

US freezes $458m hidden by Nigerian ex-leader

The United States has frozen more than $458m that former Nigerian leader Sani Abacha and his conspirators obtained through corruption and hid in bank accounts around the world, the US Justice Department said.<p>About $313m was restrained in bank accounts in the Bailiwick of Jersey and $145 million was …

Passenger jet passed through trajectory of N. Korean rocket, South Korea says

A Chinese passenger jet with more than 200 people on board flew through the trajectory of a North Korean rocket that had been fired minutes earlier, the South Korean government said.<p>North Korea fired the rocket Tuesday at 4:17 p.m. without giving any navigational warning, Kim Min-Seok, a spokesman …

Geert Wilders backs new anti-Islam party, the Australian Liberty Alliance

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders will welcome a new anti-Islam political party, the Australian Liberty Alliance, in a pre-recorded message to a conference on “Islam and liberty” starting in Melbourne on Friday.<p>The conference, organised by the “Islam-critical” Q Society, will start on Friday …

Nato attack kills five Afghan troops

A Nato air strike has killed at least five Afghan soldiers and injured eight others in one of the worst friendly fire incidents of the war and a fresh blow to strained ties between Kabul and Washington.<p>The men died during an operation in eastern Logar province in the early hours of Thursday …

Soldiers injured in war zones lose bid to accrue war service leave if evacuated

The federal government has rejected a recommendation to allow soldiers injured in a war zone to accrue war service leave if they are medically evacuated to Australia.<p>The government rejected three recommendations, supported or supported in principle 17 and noted five from the Report into the Care of …

Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

Google intends to fight a court order to remove a controversial anti-Muslim video from YouTube in the U.S.<p>The company plans to file for a hearing before a full nine-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after two of three judges on a smaller panel forced the company to take down …

Qantas carbon tax bill has been covered by ticket surcharge

Political debate has focused on whether Qantas has changed its tune about the impact of an “unrecovered” $106m carbon tax bill on its current financial difficulties – a tax bill the government insists is a direct “hit” on Qantas and its workers.<p>But on closer questioning it turns out Qantas does not …

Oscar Pistorius trial – day four

Full summary<p>On the fourth day of the Pistorius murder trial:<p><b>•</b> <b>The defence’s Barry Roux asked witness Charl Johnson about the discrepancies between his first and second accounts of the events</b> on the night of the murder<p><b>•</b> <b>Roux suggested that the sounds Johnson heard after screams were Pistorius’s</b> …

Ukraine crisis: Obama says Crimea referendum would 'violate international law' – live

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Summary<p>We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here’s a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• An EU summit ended with an agreement on small steps in response to Russia’s intervention</b> in Ukraine, and a warning that sanctions could follow “if Russia does …