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  • Afghan court reduces death sentences for four in mob killing of woman

    Afghan court reduces death sentences for four in mob killing of woman
    An Afghan appeals court has reduced the death sentences of four men found guilty in the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.
  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman

    An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday. Three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March were instead...

    McCain to meet with Afghan leaders during holiday troop visit

    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain will celebrate the Fourth of July in Afghanistan in what is becoming a tradition for the Senate Armed Services chairman. The Arizona Republican also will meet with Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in...

    Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

    For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success,...

    Late for a flight? No problem for Indian 'VIPs'

    Late for a flight? No problem for Indian 'VIPs'
    Show up late for a flight in India, like in most countries, and you can expect the plane to depart without you. But that wasn’t the case for senior government officials in two separate incidents recently in which commercial flights were delayed to...