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TV presenter faces charge for ‘false’ killing claim

A veteran British broadcaster is to be charged with wasting police time after he claimed in a television documentary that he killed an ex-lover who was dying of AIDS, officials said Friday. Ray Gosling was arrested on suspicion of murder in February after making the dramatic confession, which is thought…

US Judge OKs confession extracted by threatening suspect with rape

In one of the first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a US military judge has ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court. The case involves Omar Ahmed Khadr, a citizen of Canada who was apprehended in Afghanistan when he was 15…

‘By normal beliefs,’ Cheney committed war crime: John Dean

Former Vice President Dick Cheney may have acknowledged his complicity in a war crime when he told an interviewer on Sunday that he was “a big supporter” of the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding on suspected terrorists. Legal expert and one-time Nixon White House counsel John Dean appears to agree…

British army accused of ‘waterboarding’ Irish prisoners in 1970s

LONDON — Evidence is emerging that the British army used waterboarding during interrogations on prisoners in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, according to a report Tuesday. The technique was allegedly used during at least one interrogation of a prisoner who was found guilty in 1973 of murdering a British soldier,…

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