Seven inmates killed in US prison riot

Image copyright AFP Image caption The deadly riot broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina Seven prisoners have been killed and at least 17 others injured in a riot at a maximum security prison in the US state of South Carolina, officials say. Violence erupted at the prison facility on Sunday evening…

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Protesters call for Starbucks boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters converged on the Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested The arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in the US city of Philadelphia has sparked protests and boycott calls. The coffee chain's chief executive, Kevin Johnson, apologised for the arrests in a statement on Saturday.…

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Judge quits hours after delivering Mecca Masjid blast case verdict

Barely hours after pronouncing the judgement acquitting Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand and four others in the Mecca Masjid blast case, K Ravinder Reddy, the special judge for NIA cases, tendered his resignation on April 16, citing “personal” reasons. Judge Reddy said his resignation had nothing to do with the judgement, according to a senior judicial…

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