Archive for April 22nd, 2014

Life in solitary: The prison within the prison

April 22, 2014
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They flood their cells with water. Pour bodily fluids under their doors. Cut themselves with razor blades. Smear blood and feces on their windows. Punch and kick the walls. Pass contraband with fishing wire. Howl at the guards. Cut themselves some more.
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Violent death of Ukraine politician tests accord

April 22, 2014
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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s acting president called for an anti-terrorist operation to be relaunched in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.
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The face of hemp in Washington

April 22, 2014
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The face of hemp in Washington


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Death toll in ferry disaster tops 100

April 22, 2014
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JINDO, South Korea (AP) — One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
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How jet stowaways can survive

April 22, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii. While the number of known...
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South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

April 22, 2014
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Seoul (AFP) – North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.
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Philips’ first quarter sales, earnings slip

April 22, 2014
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV says its first-quarter profits declined as growth slowed in several divisions and consumers spent less on light bulbs.
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Weak China shares depress Asia, Ukraine also a risk

April 22, 2014
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By Hideyuki Sano and Vidya Ranganathan
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