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Prison sentence for former Israel PM, reduced

Israel’s Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from six years to 18 months. The PM was convicted in March 2014 and sentenced to six years imprisonment on several charges dealing with bribery. The ruling by the court overturned

Saudi Arabia publicly executes murder convict

A man convicted of murder was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia after he was unable to meet the monetary demand of the victim’s family which would have prevented his death. Joselito Lidasan Zapanta, from the Philippines, was convicted of robbery and murder in 2010 by

Ohio grand jury declines to indict in police shooting

An Ohio grand jury has decided not to indict two officers involved in a 2014 shooting resulting in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In November 2014 officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback were dispatched to investigate an emergency call about a “guy with a

Italy restricts motor vehicle use – excessive smog reason

Italian cities Milan and Rome has restricted the use of cars, motor cycles, and scooters as smog levels have increased. Experts believe that the unseasonably dry and calm weather contributed to the increased smog pollution. Restrictions in Milan ban motor vehicles for six hours a

IAF officer sent to 4-day Police Custody in Espionage Case

An Air Force office has been  remanded by a Delhi court to four days police custody. The dismissed officer was arrested for allegedly sharing secret information with intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s ISI after being “honey trapped” into an espionage racket. The

Sheena murder: Peter’s judicial custody extended

A magistrate court has extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till January 11 in the Sheena Bora murder case. Though Peter was not brought in the court, but his advocate Kushal Mor was present during the hearing. “Peter could not be


E-Rickshaw: A Boon For The Lower Rungs

Even after 65 years of independence, India is still flooded with large number of unemployed mass barely having any means of livelihood. To overcome this problem, the legislators have inserted a new Section 2A in THE MOTOR VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015 which has brought e-carts

China passes new technological anti-terrorism law

China passed a new anti-terrorism law which requires technology companies to provide information to the government obtained from their products and make information systems “secure and controllable.” The law also restricts media organizations from reporting on terrorist activity. Critics of the law, including western organizations

South Korea and Japan resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

South Korea and Japan agreed to a final resolution on the issue of “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War II. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida admitted responsibility on behalf of the Japanese government and pledged one billion yen