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Muslim Umiryayev, Kazakhstan's Vice-Minister of Agriculture. ©Baubek Konyrov
Kazakhstan Vice-Minister of Agriculture arrested over bribery

Muslim Umiryayev, Kazakhstan's Vice-Minister of Agriculture, has been arrested on bribery charges.

Kazakhstan Vice-Minister of Agriculture arrested over bribery
Guo Youming, vice governor of the central province of Hubei.©Reuters/China Stringer Network
China puts another senior official under investigation

China has placed a provincial vice governor under investigation, officials said, the latest senior official to fall in a highly-publicised anti-graft campaign under the country's new leadership.

China puts another senior official under investigation
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Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study
China police seek eight after Tiananmen crash
China police seek eight after Tiananmen crash

Police in Beijing are searching for eight suspects from China's restive Xinjiang region after a fatal car crash in Tiananmen Square.

China police seek eight after Tiananmen crash
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China official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab

A Chinese Communist Party official has been suspended after running up unpaid bills of $115,000 at a speciality pig trotter restaurant.

China official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab
Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party
Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

The Greek parliament has adopted a measure suspending state aid to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, after six of its lawmakers faced charges in a high-profile probe of the group's alleged criminal activities.

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party
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Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Saudi Arabia: ministry

Saudi Arabia has arrested two suspected members of Al-Qaeda who may have been plotting against Western embassies in the Middle East.

Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Saudi Arabia: ministry
Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking
Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking

Senegal's top police chief and former drug buster is suspected of drug trafficking and was dismissed from his job Thursday as police launched an investigation.

Senegal police chief suspected of drug trafficking
Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover
Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover

Rolling Stone defended Wednesday a cover story on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which triggered angry claims that it was "glamorizing terrorism" and calls to boycott the US magazine.

Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover
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Boston bombing suspect faces first court appearance

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is to appear in court for the first time following his arrest for the April attacks which left three people dead.

Boston bombing suspect faces first court appearance
Jordan vows 'credibility' as Britain sends Abu Qatada home
Jordan vows 'credibility' as Britain sends Abu Qatada home

Jordan on Sunday vowed "credibility and transparency" in dealing with radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada after Britain deported him to Amman to face terror charges.

Jordan vows 'credibility' as Britain sends Abu Qatada home
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. ©REUTERS
Boston bomb suspect tells mother he is 'doing fine'

Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that he is receiving thousands of dollars in support from unnamed sources.

Boston bomb suspect tells mother he is 'doing fine'
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Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor

A suspicious letter addressed to the White House and "similar" to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted.

Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor
Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'
Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'

A Chechen man shot dead by the FBI during questioning on his links to the Boston Marathon bombers was unarmed.

Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'
British police charge suspect with soldier's murder
British police charge suspect with soldier's murder

British police on Wednesday charged with murder one of the two chief suspects in last week's brutal suspected Islamist attack against a British soldier on a London street.

British police charge suspect with soldier's murder
UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody
UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody

Police have begun questioning one of the prime suspects in the brutal murder of a British soldier in London, six days after the Islamist attack, following his release from hospital.

UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody
British spy agencies in the spotlight over soldier's murder
British spy agencies in the spotlight over soldier's murder

Britain's intelligence services were under pressure Saturday to explain their knowledge of two Islamists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London, amid claims they had tried to recruit one of them.

British spy agencies in the spotlight over soldier's murder
Pair grilled after UK fighter jets escort Pakistani plane
Pair grilled after UK fighter jets escort Pakistani plane

Two men arrested on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport remained in custody Saturday for questioning by the police.

Pair grilled after UK fighter jets escort Pakistani plane
Ibragim Todashev. ©REUTERS/Orange County Corrections Department
Man killed by FBI links Tsarnaev to triple murder: media

A friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated himself and the Boston bombing suspect in an unsolved triple homicide before FBI agents killed him in a violent altercation Wednesday.

Man killed by FBI links Tsarnaev to triple murder: media
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Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen

Yahoo Japan Corp. has said it suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its Yahoo! Japan portal.

Yahoo Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen