Month – August 2013

UN's Navi Pillay attacks Sri Lanka human rights record - BBC News

UN's Navi Pillay attacks Sri Lanka human rights recordBBC NewsUN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has sharply criticised the government of Sri Lanka, at the end of a week-long visit. In a statement, Ms Pillay said she feared the country was becoming increasingly authoritarian. Since the civil war ended four years …UN Rights Chief Warns […]

Yemeni Prime Minister escapes assassination attempt - MiamiHerald.com

Yemeni Prime Minister escapes assassination attemptMiamiHerald.comSANAA, Yemen — Yemen's Prime Minister, Mohamed Salim Basindowa, narrowly escaped an apparent assassination attempt Saturday evening, as his armored car came under gunfire en route to his home in an upscale neighborhood in the Yemeni capital.Yemen PM Mohamed Basindawa escapes assassins in SanaaSydney Morning HeraldGunmen fire shots in unsuccessful […]

Islamists Kill 24 Nigerian Vigilantes in Ambush - Voice of America

Islamists Kill 24 Nigerian Vigilantes in AmbushVoice of AmericaSuspected Islamist militants have killed at least 24 members of a civilian vigilante group in Nigeria. The attack occurred Friday when the Civilian Joint Task Force vigilantes were ambushed in a village in the northeastern state of Borno. Thirty-four people are …Nigeria Islamists kill 24 vigilantes in […]

​Army role in Lanka rehab irks UN official - Times of India

​Army role in Lanka rehab irks UN officialTimes of IndiaCHENNAI: UN high commissioner for human rights Navanethem Pillay concluded her visit to Sri Lanka with disquieting observations about high levels of militarisation and curtailment of civil liberties in the island nation, especially in the Tamil-dominated …Sri Lankans demand information on war missingBeaumont EnterpriseSri Lanka becoming […]

Dozens of Aftershocks Expected on Alaskan Island - ABC News

Dozens of Aftershocks Expected on Alaskan IslandABC NewsDozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake. Alaska state seismologist Michael West says a dozen measurable aftershocks have …Major quake recorded in Alaska's Aleutian IslandsThe Seattle TimesAlaskan island […]

Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island - San Francisco Chronicle

Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan islandSan Francisco ChronicleANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake. Alaska state seismologist Michael West says a dozen …Major quake recorded in Alaska's Aleutian IslandsThe Seattle […]

Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite Valley - KFMB News 8

Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite ValleyKFMB News 8YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Dense smoke from a wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday hampered both suppression efforts and the prized views sought by holiday weekend tourists. For the first time since the blaze …California wildfire threatening Yosemite is now size […]

Official says marijuana growers may have started Rim fire - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Official says marijuana growers may have started Rim fireWalla Walla Union-BulletinSAN JOSE, Calif.—Investigators searching for answers into what caused the massive wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park have made some headway, fire officials said Friday. Most authorities are mum about the details, but one fire official in …Smoke from Rim fire reaches Yosemite […]

Delhi gang rape: Juvenile to walk free in 27 months - Times of India

Delhi gang rape: Juvenile to walk free in 27 monthsTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: In its first verdict in the Nirbhaya case, a Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Saturday held that the minor accused was “involved” in the gang rape and murder of the paramedical 23-year-old student and sent him to three years in a “place […]