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French court refuses to release woman pardoned for killing her abusive husband

A French court has refused to release a woman pardoned for killing her abusive husband, prompting an outcry over a case that has become a cause célèbre.<p>Jacqueline Sauvage received a pardon from president François Hollande in January for the 2012 killing of her husband Norbert Marot, a violent …

Judiciary

The kill list: how the Philippines’ leader is letting people get away with murder

More than a thousand Filipinos have reportedly been murdered or disappeared as a result of President’s Duterte’s war on drugs – in little more than a month since he took charge.<p>More than 700 people killed in Philippines drugs crackdown<p>Read more<p>There is little to suggest that Rodrigo Duterte will …

Asia

Bolivia’s president isn’t lowering his sights despite a scandal worthy of a telenovela

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Most democratic leaders would find their political ambitions curtailed by a referendum result spurning their plans for reelection.<p>But Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is different.<p>Despite a narrow loss in a February vote for a constitutional amendment to allow him to run for a …

South America

Baghdad Bombings Kill at Least 7, Injure 15

A string of blasts in Baghdad on Sunday killed at least seven people and injured 15 others, UPI reported.<p>Two attacks in central Baghdad left three …