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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.

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.

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.

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