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Bangladesh hails death penalty against Jamaat leader

Dhaka, Dec 13 (ANI): Bangladesh activists rallied in Dhaka to hail the country’s apex court verdict of hanging to death an Islamist war criminal. Abdul Quader Mollah, found guilty of war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war, was due to be hanged at Dhaka Central Jail on Tuesday, but his lawyers earned a last-minute reprieve. After two days of legal argument following the reprieve, the Supreme Court finally rejected his application for a review of the death penalty. Activists of People's Resurgence Platform or Gonojagoron Mancha shouted slogans on the streets and later took out a huge rally, in which they marched with burning torches. Dec 13, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi disapproves SCs ban on gay sex, says its matters of personal freedom

New Delhi/ Bangalore, Dec 13 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi dismissed Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate a ban on gay sex and said that these were ‘matters of personal freedom.’ The ruling Congress party took an unexpectedly bold stance ahead of elections in the religiously conservative nation when it slammed the SC’s verdict on gay sex. Human Rights Activist, Anjali Gopalan, praised Gandhi’s support to basic human rights and said now the matter would gain weight as Gandhi’s voice was symbolic of the views of Indian youth. Dec 13, 2013
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Kenya marks 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans marked half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence. Duration: 0:48 Dec 13, 2013
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Thousands queue to bid farewell to Mandela

Up to 14,000 people viewed Nelson Mandela's body on the first day of his lying in state, the government said Thursday, announcing that shuttle services for the second day had reached capacity. Dec 13, 2013
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Winter storm pummels Mideast, blankets Jerusalem

A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday. The weather sent temperatures plunging and brought heavy snow at higher elevations, including in Jerusalem, where schools were closed and conditions were expected to worsen. Dec 13, 2013
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Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia

When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return. Today, four times that amount have been repatriated -- with numbers still swelling daily. Dec 13, 2013