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Indian Police Arrest Man over Alleged Rape of 4-Year-Old Iranian

Indian police said Tuesday they had arrested a man in the tourist state of Goa for allegedly raping a four-year-old Iranian girl holidaying with her mother.

Goan police arrested the 32-year-old man on Monday after the alleged attack on the girl on January 22 in the northern village of Arpora, where he lived and the Iranians were staying, police inspector Paresh Naik said.

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Kosovo Serb Leader Arrested over Alleged War Crimes

A top Serb politician was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of war crimes allegedly committed during the 1990s war, his lawyer said.

Oliver Ivanovic, 60, was ordered detained for a month over crimes "which occurred in 1999 and in 2000 against Albanian victims", his lawyer Nebojsa Vlajic told Agence France Presse.

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Valerie Trierweiler Embraces Glamorous Goodwill Role

After losing her title as France's first lady, Valerie Trierweiler has begun forging a new role as a goodwill ambassador, with her glamour and media savvy guaranteeing her maximum publicity on a charity trip to India.

Only hours after President Francois Hollande announced the couple were separating, Trierweiler boarded a plane in Paris for a two-day visit to Mumbai that saw her chat with sick children in hospital and see how some of India's poorest people eke out a living in an overcrowded slum.

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Fire in Colombian Prison Leaves 10 Inmates Dead

A fire at a Colombian prison killed at least 10 inmates and injured more than three dozen, prison officials said on Tuesday.

The blaze broke out late Monday at a prison in the northern city of Barranquilla, authorities said.

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Indonesia Jails People-Smuggler behind Fatal Voyage

An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed a people-smuggler for seven years after he arranged an asylum boat voyage to Australia which ended when the vessel sank with the loss of some 90 lives.

Javaid Mahmood, a 54-year-old Pakistani who organised the voyage which was supposed to take asylum-seekers from Indonesia to Australia in June 2012, was found guilty of people-smuggling.

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Man Dies Falling from JP Morgan's London HQ

A 39-year-old man fell to his death on Tuesday from the London skyscraper housing investment bank JP Morgan's European headquarters, British police said.

The man fell from 25 Bank Street, a 33-floor building in Canary Wharf, the capital's financial hub, around 8:00 am (08:00 GMT), landing on a ninth floor roof.

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'Shocking' Salvation Army Abuse Claims in Australia

Children were sodomized with a garden hose, locked in outdoor cages and savagely beaten by Salvation Army majors in graphic cases of abuse detailed Tuesday to an Australian inquiry.

A Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in Australia began hearing evidence into allegations of abuse at four Salvation Army homes for children between 1966 and 1977, which counsel assisting the inquiry Simeon Beckett warned would be "shocking to many".

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Mladic Refuses to Testify in Karadzic War Crimes Trial

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic on Tuesday refused to testify at the trial of political counterpart Radovan Karadzic, despite a subpoena issued by the Yugoslav war crimes court.

"I do not want to testify and refuse to testify for reasons of my health and that it would prejudice my own case," Mladic told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which he had previously labelled as "satanic".

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Officers Suspended over Philippines 'Torture' Jail

Ten Philippine police officers have been suspended for running a secret prison where jailers wearing wigs and masks beat and abused inmates, the government said Tuesday.

The Commission on Human Rights and global rights organisation Amnesty International criticized the Philippine National Police and demanded the prosecution of the suspects and that the facility be shut down.

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Turkey PM to Visit Iran to Expand Ties

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Tehran Tuesday evening, as both countries seek to expand economic ties and hold talks on the Syrian civil war, an Iranian official said.

Iran is a main ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Turkey supports the rebels seeking to oust Assad, and relations have been strained.

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