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August 28, 2007

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Aug 28,2007
FORT MEADE, Md. - A court-martial in Maryland acquitted U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven Jordan of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, but convicted him of disobeying an order.The order from a superior required him not to discuss a 2004 investigation of allegations of abuse at the prison, The Washington Post reported.Under court-martial rules, a conviction required the votes of at least seven members of the 10-officer jury – nine colonels and a brigadier ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. - The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the arrest in Shirley, N.Y., of a man sought in six killings in Texas and Pennsylvania.The Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas said Paul Devoe III, 43, has been charged in one of the killings and is being held in lieu of $2 million bond, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Paul Devoe - Courtesy United States Marshals Service Devoe had been sought in the Friday night ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo has asked a California court to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company's Chinese subsidiary supported torture and abuse of pro-democracy writers.The Internet giant said in court papers filed in U.S. District Court for Northern California that it had no choice but to comply with the Chinese government's lawful request for personal information about the writers, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.Yahoo said in the filing that it cannot "be held liable ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
Only three hours after a missing person alert was issued for a 50-year old autistic man who failed to return home from a bike ride, search and rescue team members found him alive and well and in good spirits.   Stanley Lee was located by Search and Rescue team members "in good spirits" - photo provided by RPD Redmond Police said Stanley Lee, 50, who reportedly has the mental capacity of a child, was last seen riding ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey’s parliament Tuesday elected Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul president giving the country its first former Islamist head of state. Gul, who heads the Justice & Development (AK) Party, won the first two rounds of voting but failed to win the presidency because the party didn't get a two-thirds majority in Parliament. He won 339 votes in the third round of voting on Tuesday -- more than the simple majority required in that ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
KABUL, Afghanistan - Residents of southeast Afghanistan are angry at U.S. troops after they distributed soccer balls bearing the name of Allah, the BBC reported.The U.S. military said the troops didn't realize they were being offensive and the idea was to give soccer balls to children to play with. But about 100 people in the Khost province, where the balls were distributed, protested, saying they were an insult to Islam, the BBC reported."To have a ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
BAGHDAD - A translator kidnapped from his home has become the third CBS News employee killed in Iraq.Anwar Abbas Lafta was taken at gunpoint from his home in Baghdad this week and later found slain, CBS reported Tuesday.In 2006, CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan were killed by a car bomb, which seriously injured correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who has recovered and returned to work. Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
BAGHDAD - Criminal investigations have been launched by several U.S. departments and agencies into possible fraud in the delivery of U.S. weapons and supplies in Iraq.Since last year, various governmental oversight agencies have noted discrepancies in the delivery of goods to Iraqi forces, although none have found evidence of weaponry or supplies ending up in insurgents' hands, a New York Times correspondent reported from Baghdad.However, sources said one of the investigations being conducted by the ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters that Iran is now a nuclear power and advised Western powers not to make threats against his nation.“Today, Iran is a nuclear Iran,” Iran’s hard-line president said at a Tehran news conference Tuesday. “That means, it fully possesses the whole nuclear fuel cycle.”However, Ahmadinejad said Iran’s nuclear program was on a “peaceful path and seeks to attain its rights within rules and regulations,” the Jerusalem Post reported.“Although ... [full story]
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Aug 28,2007
SEOUL - Negotiators for the South Korean government said they reached an agreement with the Taliban to free 19 South Korean hostages held in Afghanistan for 41 days.“The agreement was reached on conditions that South Korea withdraw its troops stationed in Afghanistan by year’s end and impose a ban on its Christian nationals’ missionary work in Afghanistan,” said a spokesman for the South Korean president at a Seoul news conference Tuesday.The hostages will be released ... [full story]
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