Anti-government protesters react to a speech by former Democrat Party MP and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban during a large rally near Government House on Tuesday in Bangkok, Thailand.
Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 12:50 pm
The leader of massive anti-government protests in Thailand says the chiefs of the country's military branches and police force have agreed to meet and hear him out on "political reforms," — a move likely to spark concern over a possible coup similar to the one that overthrew the prime minister in 2006.
The news that a 16-year-old boy from Texas was sentenced this week to 10 years of probation for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four people has led to many headlines such as this, from Time:
"The Affluenza Defense: Judge Rules Rich Kid's Rich Kid-ness Makes Him Not Liable for Deadly Drunk Driving Accident."
Bangladeshi activists participate in a rally Thursday in the capital, Dhaka, celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to clear the way for the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah. Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence.
Bangladesh has hanged an Islamist leader convicted of committing atrocities in the country's war of independence from Pakistan more than 40 year ago.
Abdul Quader Mollah, a top leader in the Jammat-e-Islami party, was originally scheduled to be hanged Tuesday, but he gained a temporary reprieve pending appeal. The country's Supreme Court denied the appeal on Thursday. Mollah, 65, was hanged at 10:01 p.m. Thursday.
A passenger checks his cellphone while boarding a flight in Boston. The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules to allow using cellphones for data and voice calls during airline flights.
Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 12:41 pm
Americans will soon have a chance to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to allow in-flight cellphone use on commercial airliners. The agency is holding an open meeting Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET to discuss rules that would allow voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, center, is greeted by lawyers in Islamabad, Pakistan, after the government announced it would reinstate him, on Mar. 16, 2009. Pakistan's longest-serving chief justice challenged the status quo and fought to chart a more assertive and independent course for the country's judiciary.
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Pakistani policemen escort newly identified missing persons as they leave the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, on Dec. 7. One of Chaudhry's final efforts before his retirement was delving into the issue of "missing persons" — people who "disappeared" after being taken away by the country's powerful security agencies.
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Pakistani lawyers hold portraits of deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry as they chant slogans against then-President Pervez Musharraf during a rally demanding the restoration of all deposed judges, on Aug. 7, 2008, in Karachi, Pakistan.