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Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court.

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.

North Korea frees American captive

North Korea frees American captive

North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White Рouse saidю

Argentina makes formal complaint over 'Top Gear'

Argentina makes formal complaint over 'Top Gear'

Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behaviour during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

Spanish nurse test negative for Ebola

Spanish nurse test negative for Ebola

A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row.

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Five years' jail for Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has started his five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

Outgoing spy chief rejects mass surveillance claims

Outgoing spy chief rejects mass surveillance claims

The outgoing head of Britain's eavesdropping agency GCHQ issued a stout defence of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would rather quit than carry out mass surveillance.

Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said.

The Iraqi capital has witnessed a surge in bombings over the past month, most claimed by Islamic State militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.

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