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Two Lorry Drivers Charged in UK Over Afghans Found in Shipping Container

Two lorry drivers were charged on Saturday by British police investigating the death of an Afghan man who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in a shipping container at a dock in eastern England a week ago. The post Two Lorry Drivers Charged in UK Over Afghans Found in Shipping Container appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Two charged in UK after Afghan found dead in shipping container

Two truck drivers have been charged after 35 Afghan Sikhs were found in a shipping container at a British port, one of them dead, police said Saturday. Stephen McLaughlin, 34, of Limavady, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and Timothy Murphy, 33 of Elmgrove, Londonderry, are charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into Britain. Show More Summary

Afghan Candidates Pledge to Welcome Reporter Back

The rival candidates, who are deadlocked over the results of a June runoff election, said they would welcome the return of the reporter, Matthew Rosenberg.

Are 'Pain Ray' Cannons The Next Must Have Toy For Commando Cops?

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A decade ago, the Active Denial System was lauded as America's less-than-lethal 'holy grail' that could control hoards of unruly Iraqis and Afghans at great distances. Well, that never happened. Now, America's experimental 'pain ray' has become smaller and cheaper, and it may be coming to a police force near you. Read more...

9 detainees from former US-run Afghan prison return home

Nine Pakistani detainees have returned home from Afghanistan's Bagram prison, a group representing them said Thursday, as US-led international forces prepare to withdraw from the country by the end of the year. Afghan authorities took...Show More Summary

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Here in Kabul, Sherri Maurin and I are guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers' recently formed live-in community for young women. Hollyhocks in the garden reach as high as the second floor of our living space. Rose bushes, morning glories...Show More Summary

British police arrest second man over container death

A second man was arrested on Wednesday over the death of an Afghan Sikh and the discovery of 34 others in an airless shipping container, police said. The 33-year-old man from Londonderry turned himself in at a police station in the English county of Essex, and was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the country. Show More Summary

Times correspondent ordered out of Afghanistan

New York, August 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Afghan government's decision to expel and ban New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from the country. The country's attorney general accused Rosenberg today of publishing a story "considered divisive and contrary to the national interest, security and stability of...

NY Times Reporter Expelled from Afghanistan

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was expelled from Afghanistan Tuesday, just one day after the Afghan government told him not to leave the country pending an investigation.

Afghan cricket coach pleased with World Cup preparations

Afghanistan's cricket coach said Wednesday the team are on course for next year's World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month. Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a remarkable rise which saw them graduating from division five in the World Cricket League in 2008. Show More Summary

Failure in Afghanistan Creates a Terror Safe Haven

Last spring, after a peaceful first round of voting in Afghanistan’s presidential election, there was hope that a runoff between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani would yield a clear winner. This result would allow the Afghan government...Show More Summary

US 'disturbed' by Afghan refusal to let reporter leave

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Washington was "deeply disturbed" by Kabul's refusal Tuesday to let a New York Times reporter leave Afghanistan, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was called into the Afghan attorney general's...Show More Summary

US 'disturbed' by Afghan refusal to let reporter leave

Washington was "deeply disturbed" by Kabul's refusal Tuesday to let a New York Times reporter leave Afghanistan, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was called into the Afghan attorney general's...Show More Summary

Blogging History: GCHQ performs laptop exorcism at Guardian; Graphic novel for Afghan voters; Docs helped Gitmo torturers

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year UK intel officials enter Guardian offices, destroy hard drives with Snowden docs: The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains that he is now forced to work on stories about the US National Security Administration...Show More Summary

Afghan Officials Interrogate Times Correspondent

The Afghan Attorney General’s Office later banned the correspondent, Matthew Rosenberg, from leaving the country over objections to his reporting.

New York Times reporter barred from leaving Afghanistan

New York, August 19, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports today that Afghan authorities have banned New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from leaving the country, according to news reports. Rosenberg is based in Kabul and Washington. His most recent story, published on Monday, alleged that some...

Man Arrested In Connection to Tilbury Stowaways

A man was arrested in Northern Ireland on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the death of an Afghan Sikh who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in a shipping container at a dock in England three days ago, police said. The post Man Arrested In Connection to Tilbury Stowaways appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Man Arrested over Death of Stowaway in Shipping Container

A man was arrested in Northern Ireland on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the death of an Afghan Sikh who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in a shipping

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