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Jewish court sentences dog to death by stoning

JERUSALEM — A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court’s judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday. According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the…

Al-Qaeda’s E. Africa chief killed in Mogadishu: sources

MOGADISHU (AFP) – Al-Qaeda’s presumed head in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, wanted for blowing up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, died in a shootout in the Somali capital, officials said Saturday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacted immediately, calling it a “significant blow to Al-Qaeda, its…

Palin received death threats after 2008 nomination

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Sarah Palin received death threats after she was nominated as Republican John McCain’s running mate in 2008 presidential elections, according to emails released Friday, reflecting her meteoric rise. The then Alaska governor — and now possible White House candidate — also emerges as hard-working and very…

Nissan 350Z has highest driver death rate: report

WASHINGTON — US drivers of Nissan 350Z sports car and Titan pickup, as well as the humble Chevrolet Aveo run the most risk of dying in a crash, while Audi’s luxury A6 cruised in relative safety, according to an insurance report Thursday. Meanwhile sports utility vehicles (SUVs), formerly known as…

British Attorney General rules out David Kelly inquest

LONDON — Attorney General Dominic Grieve on Thursday ruled out asking the High Court to order an inquest into the death of government weapons inspector David Kelly. Grieve told MPs in the House of Commons there was “overwhelming” evidence that Dr Kelly took his own life and none to support…

US defense rests case in trial of alleged Mumbai attacks co-conspirator

CHICAGO – The defense in the trial of an alleged co-conspirator of the 2008 Mumbai attacks rested its case Monday without the defendant taking to the stand. Chicago businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 50, is charged with three counts of providing material support to terrorists by acting as a messenger and…

Death toll from Joplin tornado rises to 141: officials

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The death toll from the May 22 Joplin, Missouri tornado has risen to 141, city officials said on Sunday. Lynn Iliff Onstot, public information officer for Joplin, said the city had identified three new victims who died from injuries sustained as a result of the twister. The…

Death of toddler after circumcision probed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday it was investigating the case of a 2-year-old boy who died shortly after getting circumcision surgery. Jamaal Coleson Jr. of Brooklyn died shortly after undergoing the procedure at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan on Tuesday.…

Protesters vent fury at US over bin Laden death

LONDON — More than one hundred Islamic extremists rallied outside the US embassy in London on Friday to vent their fury at Washington over the killing of Osama bin Laden. Police had to separate the group from supporters of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) who held a rival protest…

Pakistanis protest over bin Laden killing

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AFP) – Hundreds of Pakistanis took to the streets on Friday, cheering Osama bin Laden and shouting “death to America” to condemn a unilateral US raid on their soil that killed the Al-Qaeda chief. In Abbottabad, not far from where bin Laden was found and killed by US…

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