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US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

One man's search for asylum Special

London - "I'm proud to be British," Aram Rawf answered when I asked him whether he felt a part of the UK. In 2012, he finally became a British citizen, after his 10-year battle to stay here.
Digital Journal Report by Jody-Lan Castle - 2 comments

Review: New on DVD for July 31 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of anime adaptations; a bloody comedy; a cinema classic; and a film somewhat remembered for its inclusion of a three-breasted woman.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Muslim American claims detention and torture by FBI

Naturalized U.S. citizen Yonas Fikre claims that he was detained in the United Arab Emirates last year and was tortured by FBI agents.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

US citizens included in Senate defense bill's detention authority

Washington - Late last night the Senate reached a quiet compromise to pass the defense authorization bill. Toward the end of the bill, the National Defense Authorization Act says that if passed, it will also apply to Americans "if we want it to."
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 15 comments

Asylum seekers protesting long period of detention riot in Sydney

Some of the more than 100 asylum seekers detained at the Sydney detention center in Australia have reportedly been injured as firefighters tried to extinguish fire on at least nine buildings earlier torched by detainees who were denied visa to Australia.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Duane Chapman bails out detained actor Nicolas Cage

Popular American actor Nicolas Cage who was detained in New Orleans on charges of domestic violence, drunkenness and disturbing the peace was bailed out by fellow actor Duane Chapman last Saturday.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Asylum seekers riot in Australia's Christmas Island jail

Long-staying asylum seekers in Australia's Christmas Island have attacked security forces and set fire to buildings and facilities of the detention center.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: National security and proposed detainment act

Where do you draw the line on the detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists, and should we raise or lower the bar with respect to “suspected belligerents” who have clear and present intent to do harm to the US.
In the Media by Stan Crouch - 1 comment

Israeli journalists on ice for report on Israeli assassinations

Of the two Israeli journalists who are involved in an exclusive story about the Israeli army assassinating targeted Palestinians, one is said to be under house arrest; the other left the country months ago.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 7 comments
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