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Khmer Rouge leaders lodge appeal of convictions PHNOM PENH: Two Khmer Rouge leaders have formally appealed convictions for crimes against humanity which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court.Their lawyers immediately vowed to appeal, but the details only emerged in documents posted on the tribunal's website dated Monday.In a 30-page document Nuon Chea's legal team alleged 223 errors in the case and judgement against their client and said this amounted to a "miscarriage of justice". They also accused the judges of failing to remain impartial due to "their personal experiences" under the Khmer Rouge.Khieu Samphan's lawyers accused the court of a string of errors and of overseeing an unfair trial by presuming he had knowledge of events such as the evacuation of Phnom Penh.A spokesman for the UN-backed court said the appeal would not be heard this year.Led by "Brother Number One" Pol Pot, who died in 1998 without ever facing justice, the Khmer Rouge ...

Court to decide Mubarak's fate with retrial verdict CAIRO: An Egyptian court will rule Saturday in the murder retrial of Hosni Mubarak, whose 2011 overthrow unleashed almost four years of tumult capped by the election of another military man.Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three decades, is accused alongside seven of his former police commanders of involvement in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled him.An appeals court overturned his initial life sentence on a technicality.The same court will also ...
19 killed in Guinea-Bissau land mine blast: police BISSAU: At least 19 people aboard a minibus were killed when a landmine exploded in northern Guinea-Bissau, police said Saturday.Another 10 people were injured, several seriously, in the blast on a little-used route 70 kilometres (40 miles) north of the capital of Bissau, as the vehicle swerved to avoid water in its path, police and witnesses said.Three people, including the driver, emerged unscathed."The vehicle was overloaded, I was on the roof with some other passengers ...
Cuba sends 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola HAVANA: Cuba said it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to west Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.This will raise to 461 the number of Cuban medical personnel that the country will send to battle the disease.The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Regla Angulo, head of the Cuban medical relief agency.Until now Cuba had pledged 165 doctors and nurses for Sierra Leone.The staff are undergoing intense training ...
Libya's parliament approves new government TOBRUK: Libya's elected parliament approved on Monday a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said. The House of Representatives agreed on a second cabinet list after rejecting last week an initial a 16-member lineup as too large, spokesman Faraj Hashem said. The new cabinet has only 13 ministers and no oil minister, lawmakers said. The vital oil sector will be run by state firm National Oil Corp (NOC). Thinni, a ...
Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends FREETOWN: Millions of Sierra Leoneans were set to emerge from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.The west African country had imposed the extreme measure confining its six million people to their homes for 72 hours in a bid to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak which has claimed more than 2,600 lives there and in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea ...
Egypt military aircraft crash kills six CAIRO: An Egyptian military aircraft crashed while on a training mission on Sunday after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said.The aircraft crashed in an area about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Cairo, an army statement said."During military training, a technical failure led to the crash of an aircraft carrying troops in Kom Aushim in Fayoum province... killing six soldiers and injuring one," the army said.No further details about the accident, including ...

 



 
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