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  • Bruised, battered, Chinese official's death spotlights abuses of Communist Party graft probes

    April 17, 2013 6:22 AM 167

    BEIJING – Yu Qiyi had a promising career in a government investment company when he disappeared on his way home from a business trip March 1. Thirty-eight days later, the bespectacled, boyish-looking engineer died after turning up in a hospital emaciated, with bruises on his arms and thighs, dark welts on his buttocks and scrapes on his feet and shins

  • FBI admits range of suspects remains 'wide open' after Saudi student is ruled out as investigators sift through 2,000 tips

    April 16, 2013 11:11 PM 190

    More than 24 hours after the deadly terrorist attack which killed three people and injured 183 at the Boston marathon, authorities are no closer to finding out who is responsible and say the investigation is 'still in its infancy'. Speaking this afternoon at a press conference, the FBI agent in charge, Rick DesLauriers, said they have received more than 2,000 tips which

  • Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect, in Boston bombing

    April 16, 2013 9:20 PM 205

    Police examining video, photos for clues in deadly marathon bombings The federal officials’ explanation echoed comments by a Saudi official at the country’s embassy in Washington. The embassy official said that a Saudi national has been questioned as a witness but is not regarded as a suspect. The Saudi official cited information provided to the embassy

  • The other Saudi Arabians at the Boston Marathon

    April 16, 2013 9:06 PM 182

    Posted by Max Fisher on April 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm You’ve probably already heard about the 20-something Saudi study-abroad student who, though he’s not a suspect, was interviewed by police after being injured in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing and who volunteered to let police search his apartment. But you may not know about the second Saudi citizen

  • Pressure-cooker bomb instructions in al-Qaeda magazine

    April 16, 2013 6:44 PM 169

    Instructions to make bombs out of pressure cookers similar to those believed the source of two explosions in Boston on Monday were published two years ago in Inspire, an online magazine tied to al-Qaeda and the late U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an analysis of the magazine shows. The article, "How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom," by "the AQ Chef"

  • PM Manmohan Singh condemns Boston blasts; writes to US President Barack Obama

    April 16, 2013 4:20 PM 190

    New Delhi: Strongly condemning the Boston bomb blasts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday wrote to US President Barack Obama expressing solidarity with the American people in the wake of the "senseless and cowardly act". He said it was a "tragic reminder" that the evil of terrorism that still threatened the US and India and "lurks in our cities"

  • Hungary backtracks in row with EU over constitution

    April 16, 2013 3:24 PM 171

    Hungary has moved to defuse a row with the EU over constitutional changes seen by some European politicians as a threat to Hungarians' human rights. Hungary's justice ministry has proposed a motion - not yet passed by MPs - that appears to address some of the concerns raised by the European Commission. The motion would curb the powers of a top legal

  • Homemade bomb ‘small’ but definitely built to kill

    April 16, 2013 2:32 PM 162

    Deadly bomb set off at the Boston Marathon finish line were rigged with ball bearings and stashed in trash cans The deadly homemade bombs set off at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday were rigged with ball bearings and stashed in trash cans. Two small explosives were ignited 10 seconds apart and were likely triggered by electronic timers or remote

  • Head of extremist Muslim group ‘happy to see the horror in America’

    April 16, 2013 1:28 PM 166

    Mohammad al-Chalabi, head of the extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group, spoke highly Tuesday morning of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. “Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there,” said al-Chalabi, reports the Associated Press. He was convicted in a 2003 al-Qaida plot in Jordan

  • Council of Europe: Greece “within its rights” to ban extreme-right group Golden Dawn

    April 16, 2013 12:28 PM 138

    Muiznieks said that Greece would be “fully within its rights under international human rights law” to ban the party from public office, but stopped short of saying that it should do so. The Council of Europe — a separate entity from the EU — runs the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the rights code signed by the council’s 47 member states