A suicide bomber blew himself up near a mosque in the south-eastern Iranian city of Chabahar, killing at least 36 people and wounding 50 as Shiites marked the climax of Ashura.
Al Arabiya television said the militant Sunni group Jundallah had claimed responsibility.
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The Crown, led by attorney Gregory Smith, asked that Grecco serve between 21/2 to four years in a federal prison, while defence lawyer Brian Donnelly said a conditional sentence with strict restrictions would be enough punishment for his client heading into Monday’s sentencing.
In delivering the sentence at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton Monday morning, Hawke said Grecco’s crimes were breaches of trust and authority, and were premeditated.
Sudan’s judiciary has launched an investigation into the public flogging of a woman after footage of her being whipped by laughing policemen was posted to the internet.
The YouTube video shows an unidentified woman in a long black dress and a headscarf being ordered to sit down in a parking lot (Warning: Video contains graphic images of violence some may find disturbing).
A uniformed policeman proceeds to whip her all over her body as she screams in pain. A second officer laughs when he realises he is being filmed, before joining in the punishment, which lasts a minute and a half.
Religion hurts. We know that now because it’s on YouTube. Who would have thought it?
[T]he Institute for Religious Works is a bank, and it’s under harsh new scrutiny in a case involving money-laundering allegations that led police to seize euro23 million ($30 million) in Vatican assets in September. Critics say the case shows that the “Vatican Bank” has never shed its penchant for secrecy and scandal.
The Vatican calls the seizure of assets a “misunderstanding” and expresses optimism it will be quickly cleared up. But court documents show that prosecutors say the Vatican Bank deliberately flouted anti-laundering laws “with the aim of hiding the ownership, destination and origin of the capital.” The documents also reveal investigators’ suspicions that clergy may have acted as fronts for corrupt businessmen and Mafia.
The Vatican and the Mafia! It’s like having Fu Manchu and Dr. Evil in the same story!