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The World Food Program said Friday it was planning to airlift and airdrop urgently needed food aid to thousands of refugees and others affected by the conflict in South Sudan.
The UN agency said the conflict in the world's newest nation had severely complicated supplying refugee camps in the northeastern Maban County with food, warning that cereal stocks there were exhausted.Full Story
Nicolas Sarkozy is suspected of attempting to pervert the course of justice on the basis of phone taps ordered by judges investigating his links with Moammar Gadhafi, it emerged on Friday.
The revelation was the latest dramatic development in the labyrinthine web of corruption cases threatening to ensnare the former French president and destroy his chances of a political comeback.Full Story
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had his acquittal for sodomy overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the remarkable career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
A Court of Appeals panel upheld a government bid challenging the 2012 ruling which acquitted him on charges he sodomized a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence.Full Story
The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of being an accessory to war crimes and crimes against humanity for a 2003 village massacre.
"The chamber by majority finds Germain Katanga guilty... of complicity in the crimes committed on February 24, 2003," said judge Bruno Cotte.Full Story
Nuclear talks between experts from Iran and world powers that ended Friday were useful, but more discussions are needed before a lasting deal can be reached, Tehran's team leader said.
"Fortunately, we reviewed many topics of the nuclear issue, but it is just the beginning and more sessions... will be needed," Hamid Baeedinejad, who lead the Iranian experts, told state broadcaster IRIB's website.Full Story
China expressed anger Friday over the Dalai Lama's meeting with U.S. congressional leaders, urging Washington to "stop conniving" with the man it brands a separatist working under the "cloak of religion.”
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday delivered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session, after meeting President Barack Obama at the White House last month, a move that raised the ire of Beijing.Full Story
Judges hearing treason charges against former Pakistan ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his challenges against the special tribunal.
Lawyers for the former general had challenged the constitution of the court and appointment of judges, accusing them of bias against Musharraf, who appeared in person before judges for the first time last month after repeated delays.Full Story
A Malaysian couple have been sentenced to hang for murdering their Indonesian maid by starving her to death, according to reports Friday that said she weighed just 26 kilos (57 pounds) when she died.
In the latest case of abuse against the legion of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, the High Court ruled on Thursday that 26-year-old Isti Komariyah died of deliberate starvation in June 2011.Full Story
North Korea's state media published photos Friday of Vice Marshall Choe Ryong-Hae, quashing intense speculation that the man seen as the number two to paramount leader Kim Jong-Un had been purged.
The photo showing Choe accompanying Kim on an inspection of an air force unit on Thursday ran on the front page of the ruling Workers' Party official newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun.Full Story
The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours, a Panamanian official said Thursday, a day after Caracas broke ties with Panama City.
"We received a note from the foreign ministry of Venezuela that was delivered to our embassy in which it declared four diplomats working in our embassy as 'persona non grata,'" Panama's Deputy Foreign Minister Mayra Arosemena told reporters.Full Story