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Italy clears Knox of murder – Kercher’s mother ‘surprised and very shocked at the ruling

ROME: Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has…

Iran talks go into top gear in battle of wills – ‘The work is very complicated and difficult’

LAUSANNE: Tortuous negotiations aimed at laying to rest fears that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons moved into top gear yesterday with each side demanding the other give ground ahead of…

‘I feel like I’m not a human being’ – For migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak

VELES: This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi's dream of a new life in Europe ended - and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began. As…

Iran nuclear talks head towards critical weekend

LAUSANNE: Marathon Iran nuclear talks headed yesterday towards a critical weekend as Britain said its foreign minister would join his US, Iranian and French counterparts in racing the clock to…

Knox drama nears finale in Italy’s high court – Case fascinates global audience

ROME: Italy's top court was yesterday considering whether to definitively convict Amanda Knox for murder in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal page-turner dripping with blood,…

Asylum seekers in the West ‘highest’ since Bosnia war – Syrians, Iraqis top list of asylum seekers in 2014

GENEVA: Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialized countries to a 22- year high last year, the United Nations said yesterday, appealing for…

Search for bodies, clues in ‘inexplicable’ crash

150 killed in mystery plane crash

In Ukraine, Russians take up arms against the insurgency – Defending their land, family and future

Crowds welcome Pope in heart of mafia country – Keeping friends close but his enemies closer

NAPLES: Tens of thousands of people yesterday greeted Pope Francis as he headed deep into mafia territory, visiting jailbirds and the poor in Naples amid heightened security. The pontiff arrived…

Petition for ‘Top Gear’ presenter Clarkson hits 1 million

An online petition to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson at the hit BBC program “Top Gear” reached a million signatures yesterday as the controversial presenter hinted that he may be sacked by…

Deadlocked Iran talks break off – Make-or-break negotiations to resume next week

LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Iran and six world powers suspended negotiations on a historic nuclear deal and were set to convene again later next week to break a deadlock over sensitive atomic…

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