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Shift In U.S. And Canadian Immigration Policy Will Affect Chinese And Other Investors Worldwide 18.9.2014 News
According to a recent article in the South China Morning Post, ​half of China's millionaires plan to leave the country in the next five years: Reasons to leave included educational and employment opportunities for children overseas (78 per cent), preferable economic climate and greater security (73 per cent), and [...]
Bangladesh Court Commutes Islamist Leader's Death Sentence 17.9.2014 NPR News
Delwar Hossain Sayedee will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted last year for his role in the violence surrounding the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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Jamaat leader's death sentence commuted in Bangladesh 17.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Sep 17 : Bangladesh's Supreme Court Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to "imprisonment till death".
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Israel’s ‘Secret’ Nukes 17.9.2014 Outside the Beltway
Everyone knows that Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades. Don’t tell anyone—it’s a secret. The Atlantic (“Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret“): Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons. Former CIA Director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted—while serving as a university president—that Iran is […]
Bangladesh Islamist leader spared death sentence 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Delwar Hossain Sayedee convicted by war crimes tribunal for mass killings, rape and atrocities during 1971 Pakistan war

Bangladesh's supreme court has commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the country's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.

Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, must remain in prison "for the rest of his natural life", said the chief justice, Muzammel Hossain. The judge did not explain his decision for reducing the sentence.

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EU officials, already vexed by 'British question' must consider Scotland too 17.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Yes vote to independence will take EU into uncharted waters, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves Continue reading...
Bangladesh court commutes death sentence of Islamist to imprisonment until death 17.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Bangladesh court commutes Sayedees death sentence 17.9.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Bangladeshs Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee a top Islamist preacher whose sentencing last year triggered the deadliest political violence in the countrys ...
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Court commutes death sentence of Jamaat leader Delwar Sayedee 17.9.2014 Hindu: News
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence for a leader of an Islamic political party to imprisonment until death for war crimes during the nation’s 1971 independence war against P...
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Syria’s chemical war rages on 17.9.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
THE KILLING WINDS came over the trenches at Ypres, Belgium, in the evening of April 22, 1915, carrying chlorine gas, greenish clouds that unleashed warfare with chemical weapons. It inspired fear and terror, and eventually led to international treaties to prohibit the use and manufacture of chemical weapons for war, including the Geneva Protocol of 1925 and the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 ...
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The Lost Logic of ‘Perpetual War’ 17.9.2014
The Lost Logic of ‘Perpetual War’
Measuring Up: How To Assess The Upcoming U.N. Climate Summit 16.9.2014 Think Progres

A day after the biggest climate march in history, hundreds of political and business leaders will gather for a major U.N. climate summit. Here's what to watch.

The post Measuring Up: How To Assess The Upcoming U.N. Climate Summit appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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International tax rule updates to be agreed by G20 countries 16.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Plan is to force some of largest multinational companies to contribute towards government budgets Bold updates to international tax rules designed to force some of the world's biggest multinationals including Google, Apple, Amazon, Vodafone and GlaxoSmithKline to contribute their fair share towards government budgets are to be agreed by G20 countries this weekend. A package of draft rules and progress reports, published on Tuesday by tax experts from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD ), marks the halfway milestone in a two-year reform project which was set in train by world leaders in Moscow last summer ...
UN Human Rights Council emphasises Assad role in Syria war crimes 16.9.2014 Hindu: International
The government’s killing of civilians exceeds the crimes against civilians perpetrated by militants and other anti-government armed groups, head of the U.N.’s top human rights body Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said.
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New stream of foreign fighters from Europe as Kurds take up arms against Islamic militants 16.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
UN war crimes panel emphasizes Assad government role in daily atrocities 16.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group 16.9.2014 AP Top News
KOEGE, Denmark (AP) -- Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
Obama targets a popular coolant in new effort to curb greenhouse gases 16.9.2014 Washington Post

The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet.

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The law isn't just a set of constraints it can liberating, too | Fleur Johns 16.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Law, as a field, can be transformative . Innovation isnt just about new balance sheets or new apps, its also about the collaborative way we see the world In the late 1970s, as the global human rights movement was hitting its stride, a small group of lawyers in New York working at a not-for-profit called the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR), dusted off a little known law and used it to file a civil suit in New York . Their target was a former Paraguayan police chief, Americo Norberto Peña-Irala, and the litigation related to Peña-Iralas abduction, torture and killing of another Paraguayan national, 17 year old Joelito Filártiga, in Paraguay in 1976. Against all expectations, they won on appeal in a ruling which law students around the world study ...
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Israeli teacher in nude Web photos to return to classroom 16.9.2014 L.A. Times - World News
A week after nude pictures of an Israeli high school teacher were posted online, the mother of two plans to return to class Tuesday as debate here swirls over issues of privacy, law and digital decorum.
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