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  • Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner's story

    5 March 2015, 10:47 pm by: Kate Lamb

    A police officer who has been part of an Indonesian firing squad tells how he and his prisoners prepare for the death sentence, and how he hopes those who are killed find their peace Continue reading...
  • Thai court jails 15 Red Shirt activists

    5 March 2015, 10:33 pm by: Associated Press in Bangkok

    Supporters of former PM Thaksin Shinawartra convicted of inciting riot after hotel hosting regional summit was overrun in 2009 Continue reading...
  • Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle

    5 March 2015, 7:30 pm by: Alan Yuhas

    Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest…
  • Harrison Ford plane crash leaves actor injured

    5 March 2015, 7:01 pm by: Rory Carroll in Los Angeles

    Actor known for roles in Indiana Jones and Star Wars films reportedly conscious and breathing after crashing small plane on golf course in CaliforniaHarrison Ford has been injured and hospitalised after crashing a small plane onto a golf course near Los…
  • Islamic State extremists bulldoze ancient Nimrud site near Mosul

    5 March 2015, 6:02 pm by: Associated Press in Baghdad

    Statement from Iraq’s ministry of tourism and antiquities says militants ‘defy will of world and feelings of humanity’ but does not state extent of damage Islamic State (Isis) militants bulldozed the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern…
  • Chinese premier cuts country's growth target

    5 March 2015, 5:39 pm by: Tania Branigan, China correspondent

    Li Keqiang warns ‘the difficulties we are to encounter in the year ahead may be even more formidable than those of last year’China’s premier Li Keqiang cut the nation’s growth target to “around” 7% on Thursday, reiterating the need to pursue reform…
  • Chelsea Manning: court order bans US military from referring to soldier as 'he'

    5 March 2015, 5:29 pm by: Ed Pilkington in New York

    Court order banning military from referring to Manning using masculine pronouns marks another advance towards army soldier’s gender transition goalChelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has…
  • Bali Nine: executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran may be delayed

    5 March 2015, 4:34 pm by: Australian Associated Press

    Death sentences cannot be carried out this week, says Indonesian attorney general, but president rejects Australian foreign minister’s prisoner swap offer Continue reading...
  • Top al-Qaida leader killed in air strike, says militant group in Syria

    5 March 2015, 4:22 pm by: Reuters in Beirut

    US-led coalition spokesman denies air strikes were conducted in past 24 hoursNusra Front announced that Abu Humam al-Shami died in bombingAl-Qaida’s official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who…
  • US ambassador Mark Lippert ushered away from scene of attack – video

    5 March 2015, 4:12 pm by: Guardian Staff

    US ambassador Mark Lippert walks away from the scene of his attack, after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist at a breakfast forum in Seoul on Thursday. Lippert underwent two and a half hours of surgery, receiving 80 stitches in his face.…
  • Washington DC takes part in illegal sledding at the Capitol – in pictures

    5 March 2015, 3:53 pm by: Guardian Staff

    Sledding on the grounds of the US Capitol has been forbidden since 9/11, but that didn’t stop a few dozen Washington residents from taking their sleds for a whirl Continue reading...
  • Indigenous Peruvians win Amazon pollution payout from US oil giant

    5 March 2015, 3:26 pm by: Dan Collyns in Lima

    Out-of-court settlement ends long legal battle for compensation for deaths, birth defects and environmental damage allegedly caused by Occidental’s pollutionMembers of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from…
  • Reddit CEO Ellen Pao to testify at sexual discrimination trial

    5 March 2015, 3:24 pm by: Dominic Rushe and agencies

    Woman who has accused Silicon Valley firm of passing her over for a promotion because of her gender will take the stand on ThursdayThe woman who has accused one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firms of sex discrimination will take the…
  • Plane skids off snowy runway at New York's LaGuardia airport

    5 March 2015, 3:20 pm by: Jessica Glenza in New York

    Delta plane appears to have made crash landing on day where travel woes caused by a winter storm are plaguing the US from the south-east to New EnglandA plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York on Thursday, the latest example of travel…
  • PLO leadership votes to suspend security cooperation with Israel

    5 March 2015, 3:13 pm by: Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem

    Palestinian president reportedly supports central committee decision that blames ‘Israel’s systematic and ongoing non-compliance with its obligations’The leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organisation has voted to suspend all security co-operation…
  • Hillary Clinton email scandal: five burning questions that need answers

    5 March 2015, 2:54 pm by: Ed Pilkington

    How many pages were not handed over? Were state secrets at risk? Was privacy a conscious manoeuvre? These are just a few of the issues still unresolved Continue reading...
  • Los Angeles police shoot driver dead after high-speed chase

    5 March 2015, 2:53 pm by: Rory Carroll in Los Angeles

    The driver of a stolen car was shot by an LAPD officer after colliding with a police vehicle in Burbank in second fatal shooting this weekPolice in Los Angeles have shot dead the driver of a stolen vehicle after a high-speed pursuit ended in a collision.An…
  • Boston bombing suspect's lawyer no stranger to saving clients from death

    5 March 2015, 2:49 pm by: Nicky Woolf in Boston

    Judy Clarke’s list of high-profile clients she has helped escape the death penalty is a who’s who of American killers“He did it.” It was not, truth be told, a classic opening statement for a defence attorney to give regarding her client. But this is…
  • Ebola expert volunteers to trial potential life-saving drug

    5 March 2015, 2:48 pm by: Press Association

    Prof Miles Carroll, who is working on the frontline in Guinea, will test the effectiveness of the VSV-EBOV vaccine in fighting the diseaseAn Ebola expert has volunteered to be vaccinated against the disease to help bring an experimental new drug to the…
  • Family of Alberto Nisman say Argentinian prosecutor was murdered

    5 March 2015, 2:41 pm by: Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

    Nisman shot dead day before he was due to testify that Cristina Fernández had conspired to cover up Iranian involvement in 1994 Jewish centre attackAn independent forensic report has shown that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who accused Argentinian…

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