Report: 57 journalists killed in 2010

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Fifty-seven journalists were killed around the world in 2010 as a consequence of their work, according to a report released Thursday by the international group Reporters Without Borders. The most dangerous continent for members of the media was Asia, where 20 journalists lost their lives. The deadliest country: Pakistan, where 11 journalists were killed, the group said. Read more at CNN.

Court: Former Israeli president guilty of rape, sexual harassment

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A Tel Aviv district court Thursday found former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment. The case involved three women — two in the president’s office and one in the tourism ministry. In total, the three-judge panel found Katsav guilty of two charges of rape, two charges of forceful sexual harassment and one charge of sexual harassment. Read more at CNN.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky gets six more years in Russia jail

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Daniel Sandford: “He won’t be released until 2017”. Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s richest man, has been sentenced to six more years in jail for fraud. With his current sentence due to expire next year, Khodorkovsky, 47, now faces imprisonment until 2017. He could “only be reformed by being isolated from society”, the judge said. The US and Germany deplored the verdict, but Russia has previously dismissed their criticism. Read more at BBC.

No Mas: Mexico Students Unite to Stop Drug War

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Amidst a deadly drug war in Juarez, Mexico, a group of college students have emerged from the violence to tell their city that they’ve had enough. Spurred on by an October 29 shooting by federal police of a 19-year-old classmate during a peaceful street protest, some 20 students at the Autonomous University of Juarez have formed Asociación Estudiantil Juarense (the Student Association of Juarez). “Our first goal is to bring justice to José Darío Álvarez [who survived the shooting after emergency surgery], but our second mission is to end the corruption of police and military in the city,” a 19-year-old student representative who we will call “Javier” told ABCNews.com. Read more at abc News.

Female suicide bomber was behind deadly Pakistan blast, official says

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A young, female suicide bomber was behind a blast in Pakistan that killed at least 46 people and injured 105 others at a food distribution point, an official said Sunday. Zakir Hussain Afridi, the top government official in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan, said that the preliminary investigation into the explosion shows that a woman between the ages of 16 and 18 blew herself up. The determination was made from remains of the bomber that were recovered. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday’s blast in that Asian nation’s tribal region. Read more at CNN.

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