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Rove ‘proud’ detainees were waterboarded

A top aide to former US president George W. Bush has defended the use of harsh interrogation techniques, insisting he is “proud” of the methods and they had helped prevent terrorist attacks. Karl Rove also told the BBC in an interview broadcast Thursday that he did not believe waterboarding —…

Fallujah birth defects blamed on US weapons

Iraqi doctors reportedly warn women not to have children; Doctors pressured not to ‘embarrass the United States’: claim Birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah have soared in recent years, with doctors saying advanced US weaponry such as white phosphorous and depleted uranium shells may have caused a “massive,…

BBC TV presenter arrested over mercy killing

LONDON — A veteran BBC broadcaster was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday after admitting he had smothered to death an ex-lover who had AIDS, police said. Ray Gosling, 70, made the confession in a television programme this week about assisted suicide, and ahead of the publication of new guidelines…

BBC host admits on air to ‘mercy-killing’ AIDS-stricken lover

British police are investigating after a prominent BBC broadcaster admitted on air that he had killed a lover of his who was dying of AIDS. But the TV personality says he won’t cooperate with police. During BBC One’s Inside Out, broadcast Monday night, host Ray Gosling made the startling admission…

Details of Iraq whistleblower’s alleged suicide to be sealed 70 years

By 2080, anyone with a direct interest in learning how Dr. David Kelly died, will themselves be dead. That’s how an Oxford coroner reacted to a recent ruling ordering the details of the former United Nations weapons inspector’s death locked away for 70 years, according to a Mail Online report.…

BBC probe casts doubt on Lockerbie evidence

LONDON — A BBC investigation has cast doubt on key evidence in the case against the Libyan convicted of blowing up a US jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, the broadcaster said Wednesday. A tiny fragment of the timer allegedly used to blow up Pan Am flight…

BBC asks users: ‘Should homosexuals face execution?’

A seemingly well meaning poll aimed at raising awareness of a proposed Ugandan law that would subject gay men and women to execution found itself in the middle of reader ire after its wording raised questions about the underlying premise of the poll. Posted on a BBC talkboard, the poll…

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