Syria Executes 24 People Charged with Starting 2020 Wildfires

The Syrian government executed 24 people charged with terrorism for deliberately igniting deadly wildfires last year, the Justice Ministry said in a statement on Oct. 21. According to the statement, the 24 people executed on Oct. 20 were “criminals” who …

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Former Australian Cricketer Michael Slater Charged Over Alleged Domestic Violence

Former Australian Cricketer Michael Slater faces charges on Oct. 20 over alleged domestic violence offenses. New South Wales (NSW) Police arrested Slater at his home in Manly, a suburb in Sydney and took him to a police station after receiving …

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Colombia Found Responsible for 2000 Kidnap, Torture of Journalist Jineth Bedoya

A regional human rights court found the state of Colombia responsible for the kidnap, torture, and rape of prominent journalist Jineth Bedoya 21 years ago. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 18 that Colombia was “internationally responsible …

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Philadelphia Train Riders Failed to Intervene as Woman was Allegedly Raped, Authorities Say

Bystanders failed to help a woman from being raped on a transit train in Philadelphia last week or to call police, authorities said. The alleged incident, described as a “horrendous criminal act,” occurred on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) …

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Donald Trump Sues to Keep White House Records Secret

Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in DC District Court claiming executive  privilege and seeking to prevent the House of Representatives select committee from receiving records from his presidency. The lawsuit claims that the House of Representative’s document …

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