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Supreme Court cites juror's racist comment in death penalty reprieve

Supreme Court cites juror's racist comment in death penalty reprieve

Keith Tharpe was found guilty and sentenced to death by a jury of 10 white people and two black people in Georgia's Jones County. "The (U.S. Court of Appeals for the) Eleventh Circuit erred when it concluded otherwise". Freeman, the murder victim, came from a family of "nice black folks", Gattie said. But the state post-conviction court would not consider any evidence of potential racial bias, and a federal district court also declined to consider that evidence.


Malaysian Passport Is 4th Most Powerful In Asia

Malaysian Passport Is 4th Most Powerful In Asia

Meanwhile, Afghanistan's passport was the least potent, permitting access to just 24 countries, behind Iraq (27), Syria (28) and Pakistan (30). Germany was placed top spot on the Index with visa-free access to 177 countries while Singapore was ranked second in the world, with its citizens able to travel to 176 countries without a visa.


Monday Morning Rush Hour in NY: Trump Tower on Fire

Monday Morning Rush Hour in NY: Trump Tower on Fire

President Donald Trump's home and business offices. However, two civilians and a firefighter are said to have sustained minor injuries from the blaze, which caused a large plume of dark smoke. His main residence is the White House, although he maintains a luxurious apartment in Trump Tower. Reality TV show The Apprentice , in which Trump starred, was also set there.


Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Many middle class families already take their kids to independent language institutions after school hours because the methods used to teach English at normal schools aren't very successful. Other languages have also been targeted in Iran. While some are blaming English-language instruction for the recent protests, others attribute the protests to social media and the internet, however.


Israel To Approve More Than 1200 New West Bank Housing Units

Israel To Approve More Than 1200 New West Bank Housing Units

Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday. "We also want to send out respect and appreciation to all countries, and nations, that stood against these violations, and voted for Palestine at the General Assembly".


North Korea to hold talks with South this week

North Korea to hold talks with South this week

What they know is we're not letting up on the pressure. "It's very important that we don't ever let him get so arrogant that he doesn't realize the reality of what would happen if he started a nuclear war", Haley said on ABC's "This Week". Still, Pompeo admitted that the recent engagement had given the USA a clearer picture of the thinking of Kim, who celebrated a quiet birthday Monday, and his inner circle.