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Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head
Pussy Riot member released from prison

Pussy Riot member released from prison

A jailed member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was found guilty of hooliganism after a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison, her lawyer said Monday. Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich were found guilty of... read more »

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in Germany
Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as fre...

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in Germany

Berlin – Russia’s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Saturday was reunited with his oldest son and awaited his parents’ arrival in Berlin, after his stunning release from a Russian prison and lightning transfer to Germany. A day after he was whisked away from his prison... read more »

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons' destruction
Britain to help with Syrian chemical wea...

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons’ destruction

London – Britain will help with the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Friday. In a statement, the FCO said that Britain had agreed to destroy 150 tonnes of two industrial-grade chemicals from the Syrian stockpile, Xinhua reported. The... read more »

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners
Former Russian oligarch set for release ...

Former Russian oligarch set for release from jail

Moscow – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Russian  oil company Yukos, was set to be released from prison Friday after receiving a presidential pardon, his lawyer said. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday afternoon pardoning... read more »

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis says he’s no Marxist, but defends critique of Capitalism

London – Pope Francis has rejected accusations from right-wing Americans that his teaching is Marxist. The Pope however defended his criticisms of the capitalist system, urging more... read more »

Dewani appeals to UK court to block extradition to South Africa

Dewani appeals to UK court to block extradition to South Africa

Johannesburg – Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani’s lawyers have appealed to the UK judges to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial. The... read more »

Honeymoon murder victim` Anni Dewani’s father slams UK legal system

Honeymoon murder victim` Anni Dewani’s father slams UK legal system

London – Honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani’s father has slammed the Britain’s legal system for not being able to punish her culprit husband, who is enjoying his life as he... read more »

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year

Sydney – Pope Francis has been reportedly named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, while NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been chosen as the runner-up. The Pope, 76, rose from... read more »

World War II bomb defused in German city

World War II bomb defused in German city

Munich – A World War II bomb has been successfully def! used at the Germany’s Nuremberg central railway station, authorities an! nounced Wednesday. It was found at a construction site. It... read more »