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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

Pistorius jailed five years for killing

Pistorius jailed five years for killing

A South African judge has sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Canada cops kill 'radicalized' driver who rammed soldiers

Canada cops kill 'radicalized' driver who rammed soldiers

A Canadian man who was killed by police on Monday after trying to run over two soldiers in Quebec "had become radicalized," the government said after the first such incident in Canada since the country joined the fight against Islamic State militants.

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated iCloud - blog

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated iCloud - blog

Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.

French business chief killed in Moscow plane accident

French business chief  killed in Moscow plane accident

The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, has been killed in an airplane collision with a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova says.

Murder suspect may have killed for decades

Murder suspect may have killed for decades

A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police say.

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