Defense in Kim Jong Nam murder case fears ‘trial by ambush’
Asia

Defense in Kim Jong Nam murder case fears ‘trial by ambush’

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Handcuffed and facing the judge, two young women accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam appeared in court Thursday as their lawyers said Malaysian police still have not handed over security camera footage and documents crucial to the defense. Siti Aisyah, from Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are … Continue reading

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Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?
Africa

Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. Just a decade or two after the original Easter, which Christians celebrate around the world, tradition states that Mark founded their church, one of the earliest in the Middle East and the … Continue reading

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers
Africa

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation’s history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. An environmental study found … Continue reading