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  • Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a "surge of deaths" in the Mediterranean.
  • In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe

    In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe
    Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the army for much support in battle. "If we get attacked, we look to them for help but they never come....

    China mulls eliminating death penalty for illegal fundraising, pimping

    Criminal code changes being discussed by Chinese lawmakers this week could in future spare the lives of white-collar offenders like Zeng Chengjie, a businessman often referred to as “China’s Bernie Madoff” who was executed in July last...

    South Korea prosecutors seek death for captain of doomed ferry

    South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing, in a trial of 15 crew who abandoned ship before it sank. Lee Joon-seok, 68,...

    Egyptian court jails 23 activists for violating protest law

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed 23 young activists for three years on Sunday for violating a law banning protests without a permit, judicial sources said, in a case rights group say reflects an increasingly repressive climate in the country....