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Cecil the Lion's Alleged Hunter Theo Bronkhorst Says He's Done Nothing Wrong
The hunter accused of helping an American kill Cecil the lion told NBC News on Tuesday that he felt he did nothing wrong. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly paid Theo Bronkhorst $50,000 to lure the lion out of a wildlife reserve so he could ...
Hunting ban would kill more than Cecil the Lion
Murrysville doctor faces mounting scrutiny over lion hunt
2nd US Doctor Accused of Illegally Killing Lion in Zimbabwe
New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits
PESHAWAR, Pakistan A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week. The swift announcement that ...
Amid deep fractures, Afghan Taliban urge followers not to believe 'propaganda ...
Taliban political chief in Qatar Tayab Agha resigns
Mullah Omar's son Mullah Yaqub assassinated: Report
Man accuses Sir Edward Heath of raping him as a boy
A man has claimed he was raped aged 12 by Sir Edward Heath, as police urge potential victims of the former prime minister to come forward. An inquiry has been launched into an alleged cover-up of child sex allegations, amid claims that a prosecution ...
Ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy
Late British Prime Minister Edward Heath accused of 1961 sex assault on young boy
Edward Heath: police appeal for victims to come forward over child abuse claims
New York Times
Pakistan Hangs Inmate Said to Have Been Tortured Into Confessing
New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A man whose lawyers said he had been tortured into confessing to murder, and who they said was a minor at the time of the crime, was hanged early Tuesday, despite pleas from rights groups in Pakistan and overseas. The case of ...
Shafqat Hussain Is Hanged in Pakistan Despite International Outcry
Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor
Pakistan executes man who killed child at age 14
Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels 'driven from key al-Anad airbase'
Pro-government forces in Yemen have retaken the country's largest airbase in a battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman for the forces told the BBC. Heavy casualties have been reported at al-Anad airbase, north of Aden, after intense fighting there in ...
Coalition Forces Seize Control of Strategic Yemen Air Base From Rebels
Yemen pro-government troops say have taken key base in south
Pro-Hadi fighters recapture Yemen's largest base from Houthis
Analysis: Is Syria's Assad Set To Be Abandoned by Russia, Iran?
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted Monday as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be ready to "give up" on Syrian President Bashar Assad. "(Putin) is no longer of the opinion that Russia will support ...
Syria approaching de facto partition amid Assad military setbacks
US uses air power to support beleaguered Syrian allies
US to step up defence of Syria allies
PM's funds from 'donations', not linked to scandal: Malaysia
Malaysia's anti-graft agency stated that nearly $700 million deposited into the Prime Minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal. Prime Minister Najib Razak has faced mounting pressure in the past year ...
1MDB critics will never be satisfied, says Salleh
Malaysian PM's critics unbowed despite anti-graft agency support
Are political funding or donations ethical?
Kosovo passes law on war crimes court that will try ethnic Albanian wartime ...
Member of the opposition Ramush Haradinaj addresses Kosovo lawmakers during a debate passing constitutional amendments that would allow the establishment of a special court to prosecute its top leaders and former guerrilla fighters for war crimes in ...
EU Sees Kosovo Court Formation as Step Forward on European Path
Kosovo govt votes for creation of new war crimes court
Kosovo votes in favour war crimes court
Malaysia Seeks Amicable Solution to China Sea Dispute
New York Times
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. and the Philippines said they would demand that China stop land reclamation and other ...
Julie Bishop will weigh in on South China Sea at ASEAN talks
Philippines to raise South China Sea despite Beijing's reluctance
UPDATE 1-Philippines to raise South China Sea despite Beijing's reluctance
The Strongest Typhoon This Year Is Heading Toward Taiwan, Japan and China
Super typhoon Soudelor has rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 storm in the northwest Pacific, with peak sustained wind speeds of 180 m.p.h., the Weather Channel reports. That makes it the strongest tropical cyclone recorded this year.
Super Typhoon Soudelor strongest storm on Earth this year
Super typhoon Soudelor powers towards Taiwan, may boost El Nino
Category 5: Super Typhoon Soudelor is world's most powerful storm