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Jail-breaking point: Overcrowded prisons strike White House clemency chord
The enormous outlay for overcrowded US federal prisons is forcing the White House to consider clemency and entreat non-violent, low-level felons serving terms for drug-related crimes to apply for early release.

24.04.2014 05:01

Kiev threatens force against eastern Ukraine protesters
Ukraine’s acting Interior Minister is threatening to resolve “in 48 hours” the situation in eastern regions where administrations of at least two cities are controlled by protesters demanding a nationwide referendum on the state structure.

09.04.2014 11:01

Afghan H-bomb: Record opium harvest, billions burn in 'war on drugs'
Finding a solution to the thriving heroin production in Afghanistan has been on the back burner ever since the Americans occupied the country. The new Afghan president who will be elected next weekend will have to battle record opium harvests.

02.04.2014 05:15

‘Cinderella law’: Parents in Britain to be jailed for not loving children?
For the first time in history, the UK is planning to introduce the so-called “Cinderella law”, which will jail parents failing to show love to children for up to 10 years in prison, putting it alongside physical or sexual abuse, local media reported.

31.03.2014 14:45

Smog alert: France introduces alternate driving days in Paris for 1st time since 1997
Air pollution refuses to dissolve in France, forcing the government to introduce alternate driving days in France’s capital, where pollution levels are on a level comparable with the world’s most notoriously smoggy cities such as Beijing and Delhi.

16.03.2014 06:00

Why govt wants to steal your money
​Having spent all the money they can possibly borrow, the West’s rapacious governments are, like a drug-addled addict, desperate for more. To that end, taxes are on the up and a mantra of wealth redistribution is at the top of political wish lists.

28.02.2014 09:24

​Pentagon hunting serial predators in attempt to stop military sexual-assault epidemic
Taking a page of from sexual-assault prevention at the likes of college campuses, the Pentagon is putting new emphasis on finding serial predators throughout the military to address its own sex-crime epidemic.

26.02.2014 02:58

Texas ‘affluenza’ teen who killed 4 in drunk driving avoids prison again
The teenager who killed four people in a drunk-driving incident escaped jail for a second time and was sent to a rehabilitation center. His defense used the ‘affluenza’ strategy, insisting his privileged upbringing made the teen reckless.

06.02.2014 11:46

Kids with guns: Is America threatened by a new school shooting epidemic?
Despite pervasive security measures taken in American schools after the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in 2012, the threat of school shootings and gun-related incidents among students is increasingly alarming.

03.02.2014 06:00

Clashes, tear gas, blasts: Egypt meets third anniversary of revolution
Three years after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egyptians are meeting the revolution anniversary split between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army. Relentless protests and terror acts plague the country, with at least 49 dead in clashes on Saturday.

25.01.2014 09:53

​Gauging mood: New smartphone app to recognize speaker’s emotions
Paying for expensive psychiatrists may be a thing of the past, with a new smartphone app that claims to measure the mood of anyone talking into the handset.

24.01.2014 15:40

Pot tolerance: Obama says marijuana 'same as alcohol or cigarettes'
President Obama has come to the defense of pot smokers, saying that marijuana is no more dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol, and that people arrested for smoking marijuana should not be jailed, particularly poor kids who lack legal defense.

20.01.2014 11:59

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