Southwest Journalist

Turkey’s highest court: YouTube ban violates rights

Elizabeth Robinson

May 29, 2014

Filed under World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled that the country’s two month-old ban on YouTube violates constitutional rights to freedom of expression, a setback for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who wanted...

India gang-rape victims hung in tree

Frances Sprouls

May 29, 2014

Filed under Front Page, World

BISWAJEET BANERJEE Associated Press LUCKNOW, India — Two teenage sisters in rural India were raped and killed by attackers who hung their bodies from a mango tree, which became the scene of a silent protest by villagers angr...

US: Russia withdrawing troops from Ukrainian border in bulk

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

Filed under Front Page, World

LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal the U.S. has been demanding f...

China convicts 55 of suspected terrorism at public event

Bill Hall

May 28, 2014

Filed under World

BEIJING — In a stadium filled with 7,000 people, a Chinese court announced guilty verdicts for 55 people on charges of terrorism, separatism and murder as the government tries to display its determination to combat unrest in...

Alleged corruption tarnishes New Zealand’s clean record

Ethan Metcalf

May 28, 2014

Filed under World

NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — If any country has a squeaky-clean image, it is New Zealand — a place where police officers won’t even accept freebies from burger joints. It has been ranked the ...

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