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Trayvon Martin case ‘not as conclusive as people think’, says legal expert

Defence attorney explains how lack of forensic evidence would complicate potential prosecution of George Zimmerman Florida prosecutors face significant hurdles building a case against the man who killed Trayvon Martin, a legal expert has told the Guardian. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University and a defence attorney, said…

UN inquiry calls Israel flotilla raid ‘excessive’

UNITED NATIONS — Israel used “excessive” deadly violence against a Turkish-led aid flotilla to Gaza, according to a UN mandated inquiry whose report was published Thursday by the New York Times. But the report, which has not yet been officially released amid a dispute between Israel and Turkey, said the…