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IN what is surely the oddest coincidence of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two plays, both entitled 3000 Trees, telling the story of the death of Scots solicitor and political activist Willie MacRae in 1985, will be staged within half a mile of one another.
The tone of the White House and some of Israel's other Western allies shifted slightly Monday from unequivocal support to "concern for the growing number of casualties" and calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the Palestinian death toll in the now two-week operation by the Netanyahu administration climbed to 548.
A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Jersey state government are due in court to argue whether government records requests should be considered open public records.
A local sexual abuse case took on national political overtones on Monday as students from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party accused a state government run by the country's main opposition of inaction.
"'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex."
Phoenix's attempt to quash the market for A puppy-mill dogs has landed the city at the center of a national battle.
Former UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson - recently sacked in Prime Minister David Cameron's reshuffle - said today that he received more death threats from green activists than ever he did from Republican and Loyalist terrorists during his stint as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
The deadly war in the Gaza Strip and Israel is being fought with rockets and guns.
Bahrain's Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a move that could set back efforts to restart reconciliation talks in the Gulf Arab kingdom.
Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World Cup, remain classified as fugitives while lawyers for several activists currently jailed argue for the release of their clients.
The Left-wing Liberal Netroots Nation protested for " water rights " in Detroit yesterday.
Santa Cruz is a few pen strokes away from installing Automated License Plate Readers in city police cruisers.
Indian federal investigators on Saturday suspended the exhumation of the bodies of two teenage girls, who were allegedly raped and found hanging by their necks from a tree in May, as heavy rainfall inundated the burial area.
The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
The intense fighting in the Shaer field, which lies in the desert region of Palmyra in the central province of Homs, has been among the deadliest battles between government forces and the Islamic State group since the start of the Syrian uprising more than three years ago.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:10 am
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