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Torture 'Routine' In Nigeria Police, Military: Amnesty

Undated TV grabs taken on August 5, 2014 from a video provided by the rights group Amnesty International shows detainees being beaten by alleged members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) next to Nigerian military in Borno State, Nigeria. Pic: AFPFrom electric shocks and sexual violence to ripping out nails and teeth to extract confessions, torture has become so commonplace in Nigeria's criminal justice system that some police stations have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

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Apple’s New Encryption To Lock Out Government

Pic: www.apple.comWASHINGTON: Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday.

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Leading Bahrain Activist Released From Jail

Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja flashes the victory sign outside a police station in Muharraq, Bahrain, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Thursday that police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month. Pic: APMANAMA:  Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month.

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Ebola: Fear And Worry As Sierra Leone Gets Ready For Lockdown

Members of the Security Council attend a meeting on the Ebola crisis at the UN headquarters in New York, September 18, 2014. — Reuters pic FREETOWN: Sierra Leone readied yesterday for a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

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Man Wants Marathon Bombing Suspect To Face Victims

This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is legally allowed to skip pretrial hearings, and he has done that for every hearing since his arraignment in July 2013. Tsarnaev also did not appear in court on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Pic: APBOSTON: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon.

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395 Students, Teachers Trapped In Typhoon-Triggered Flood In China

Pic: www.namma.tvKUNMING: A typhoon-triggered flood has left 395 students and teachers trapped in southwest China's Yunnan province, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Scottish Referendum: Early Count Points To Record Turnout

Crowds cheer as a man climbs onto the Scott Monument in central Glasgow September 18, 2014. — Reuters pic - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/scottish-referendum-early-count-points-to-record-turnout#sthash.eE2mGco9.dpufEDINBURGH: Early figures today indicated the turnout for Scotland’s historic independence referendum could be the highest ever in the United Kingdom, for a vote that could break up the centuries-old union.

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Scotland Votes On Independence From Britain

Pic;www.usatoday.comEDINBURGH: Scotland voted Thursday in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia.

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Media Watchdog Says Qatar Cyber Law Threatens Freedoms

.DOHA: A media rights group on Thursday urged Qatar to revoke sections of a new cybercrime law, saying they threaten freedom of expression in the Gulf state.

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Pregnant Kate Cancels Malta Trip Due To Morning Sickness

Kate Middleton had been due to make her first solo trip as a British royal to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations of Malta's independence but has not been seen in public since her second pregnancy was announced earlier this month/Pic:AFPLONDON: Prince William will take the place of his wife Kate for a visit to Malta this weekend because she is suffering from acute morning sickness, Kensington Palace said on Thursday.

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