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Spain Court Rejects Handing Pedophile To Morocco

Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved. The two former leaders and three other high-ranking officials who worked in the government in the 1980s and 1990s, are accused of human rights abuses in the Himalayan region. Communist Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950. China says it "peacefully liberated" the remote mountainous region that it says was mired in poverty, exploitation and economic stagnation. Tibet's Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan groups are campaigning for the return of the Dalai Lama and self-rule for their region. Tuesday's court order will now trigger arrest warrants which in turn could result in the suspects being arrested when they travel to Spain or other countries which recognise orders signed by Spain. <br>More:

Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune had to make a flying save in the final minute to deny Raul Albiol an equalizer. View gallery." Spain's Sergio Ramos arrives at the O. R. Tambo International Airport, ahead of Tuesday's internatio Asked by Spanish television broadcaster Cuatro if it was Spain's worst performance in recent times, coach Vicente Del Bosque replied: "It could be. I think we can even say the defeat was well deserved. <br>More:

The managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling, insisted that Spain's exit from its bank bailout program was not premature. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Regling, who heads up the euro zone's emergency bailout fund, said Spain's banks were now "well-restructured." Last week, the euro zone's finance ministers agreed to let Spain exit the financial aid program provided for its banks in 2012. Losses at banks such as Bankia had threatened the government's finances. When asked whether it was too soon for Spain to leave the program, Regling told CNBC: "Not to the best of my knowledge." He added: "It would be very surprising if after all the scrutiny through which the Spanish banks went in the context of the ESM program if there were surprises now we don't really expect that. The European Central Bank will take over as the region's banking watchdog -- under the "Single Supervisory Mechanism" in November 2014, after conducting so-called stress tests on the region's banks. <br>More:

It was Gordon Igesund's side who fired the first warning shot, Oupa Manyisa thumping the bar after 19 minutes with an effort from outside the area which had deflected off Sergio Ramos. Spain created their best chance of the half on 27 minutes, Fernando Llorente sending a free header just wide of the post after a ball from Alvaro Arbeloa, and a couple of minutes later La Roja had another goal ruled out for offside, this time Pedro being caught out. On the stroke of half-time, Bongani Khumalo missed the best chance of the game, glancing a near post header just wide after Parker had swung in a corner. Just after the re-start, the hosts squandered another glorious chance. Substitute Siphiwe Tshabalala released Tokelo Rantie, who ran towards goal unchallenged but got too much power on his shot, which went narrowly over the bar. Nacho Monreal should have done better for Spain when a through ball from Iniesta allowed him to go face to face with Itumeleng Khune, but the Arsenal full-back could only shoot at the goalkeeper's legs. <br>More:

View all 11 photos View all 11 photos Jesus Gil Hernandez and Luscinda Alonso Iglesias are the husband-and-wife team who personalize the specialties of Extremadura , a relatively undiscovered part of Spain about three hours drive west of Madrid. Extremadura hugs Portugal on the Portuguese eastern border. Much of Extremaduran cuisine is borne of austerity, a culture of shepherds who lived an uncertain life along the often-disputed border with Portugal. Kings fought and peasants fled, taking their flocks with them. From these roots came migas, a simple staple of fried external link bread crumbs and the scraps at hand. A shepherd culture made cheese from both sheep and goats milk, and foraged for the mushrooms and herbs that form the foundation of many a meal. The distinctly dark Iberian pig, fed on acorns, becomes the thin patches of ham on every menu. <br>More:

Spain ship Gibraltar 'incursion'

A court statement Monday said Daniel Galvan Vina would not be handed back because under a bilateral agreement Spain and Morocco do not extradite their citizens to each other. The court said, however, it would begin a process to ensure that Galvan serves out his sentence in a Spanish jail, something the convict had originally asked for. Galvan was convicted of raping 11 children in Morocco and sentenced to 30 years prison in 2011. He was mistakenly pardoned by Morocco's King Mohammed VI in July but was arrested forex in Spain days later after the king rescinded his pardon following the protests. <br>More:

Spain was subdued - and possibly tired after its friendly in Equatorial Guinea three days ago - and only really threatened in the dying minutes of the international friendly when substitutes Santi Cazorla and Koke were denied by saves from Itumeleng Khune at FNB Stadium, the venue formerly known as Soccer City and where Spain celebrated its finest football moment three years ago. The World Cup holder started with Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta in midfield and David Villa and Fernando Llorente up front, but South African striker Parker converted one of few clear-cut chances in the game when he collected a neat one-two just to the left of goal and his chip bounced up off goalkeeper Victor Valdes and resource into the net in the 56th minute. Spain's return to the stadium where it won the World Cup was spoiled as Bernard Parker's second-half goal gave South Africa a shock 1-0 win. "I'm the happiest man in the world. I scored against the world champions," Parker said. The result gave Spain some food for thought just over six months ahead of its World Cup defense in Brazil, and brightened the mood for South Africa, which failed to qualify for the World Cup at its first attempt since hosting the showcase tournament. <br>More:

Spain slip to surprise loss against South Africa

The RN Gibraltar Squadron's Fast Patrol Boats HMS Sabre and HMS Scimitar, in accordance with UNCLOS, challenged the Ramon Margalef's presence by issuing appropriate warnings and preventing the deployment of the Ramon Margalef's oceanographic surveying probe. There was no damage to any Royal Navy or Spanish equipment or vessels and no injuries were incurred. The actions of the Royal Navy were fully in accordance with Her Majesty's Government's commitment to uphold the sovereignty of Gibraltar with a range of proportionate responses. MoD spokesman about 12 hours ago MP demanded Foreign Office statement on 'incursion' An MP raised the issue of the alleged incursion by a Spanish vessel into British waters in a Westminster Hall debate earlier today, describing it as "a very serious incident". Labour MP Jim Dobbin asked: "Is a minister from the Foreign Office coming to make a statement on what is a very, very serious incident?" Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle replied: "I've been given no notification of a statement to be made but I'm sure the Foreign Office is listening very carefully to what you've just said on such a serious incident." about 13 hours ago Diplomat summoned over 'incursion' into Gibraltar waters The Foreign Office has summoned Spain's ambassador to the UK over concerns regarding an "ongoing incuresion" by a Spanish vessel into Gibraltar waters. The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, said: Despite repeated diplomatic protests to Spain in relation to incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters in recent months, a Spanish State research vessel, the RV Ramon Margalef, undertook significant surveying activity in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters on 18 and 19 November for over 20 hours. <br>More:

Wednesday, 20-Nov-2013 02:57 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Ray J Loses It After Cops Jeer At Whitney Houston Corpse

Ray J Apparently Heard Some Shocking Comments Made By Cops. Incensed, Ray tried to storm the room but was held back by sentinel officers. After more laughter, Ray tried again to gain entry to the suite but was repeatedly denied entry and eventually removed from the floor. Though Ray has not emerged publically to make these claims himself, TMZ's source claims to be close to the rapper. <br>More:

SCROLL BELOW FOR VIDEO Not over it: Ray J released a video on Monday for his new song Hit It First that prominently featured a woman who looked like ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian 'I think people are going way too deep,' the rapper says about the new tune, never actually admitting or denying that it is about Kim. 'Its really light.' When Clarice continued to push, Ray J countered with an even more confusing response. 'Everybodys going this way with it,' the record producer tried to explain, gesturing one way, while then saying 'Im going this way with it,' and gesturing the other way. Holding on: The rapper lays claim to a former love in the song, stating, 'she belongs in my bed' The 32-year-old rapper released a video on Monday for his crude single I Hit It First that prominently features a Kim lookalike amid provocative scenarios. Ray J and Kim gained notoriety in 2007 when a sex tape they filmed in 2003 became public. <br>More:

Ray J & Kanye West Headed For An Awkward Run-In At The BET Awards?

Ray J, meanwhile, did not land anywhere on Forbes' "Celebrity 100" list. He might have made $18,000 last year, butmaybe he was at No. 101 on the list, who knows. We're sure he was definitely at No. 101. <br>More:

Ray J & Kanye West At BET Awards Awkward Run-In Inevitable? After Ray J released I Hit It First , a song allegedly about how he had sex with Kim Kardashian first, a source close to Kanye told exclusively that Kanye thinks Ray J is crazy . Kanye is very upset over I Hit It First, which contains lyrics like,Hit it from north/Brought her head down south/Now that Im finished/Shes on to Mr. West.Hes infuriated that Ray J would trudge up his and Kims sex tape from 2007 just to get a little attention. However, the source assures us, Kanye sees the song for what it truly is a publicity stunt.Kanye dont condone broke ass, jealous [guys] who be trying to biteoff he and Kims fame just to stay, wait, just to become relevant. On top of their possible run-in at the BET Awards,Ray J is also scheduled to speak with some of the nominees during The Chosen. Things can certainly get awkward, very quickly. <br>More:

Tuesday, 19-Nov-2013 08:35 Email | Share | | Bookmark
In Florida, A Spring Cleanup Yields Cornucopia Of History

It wasn't always clear what was worth a second look. For example, the bowl didn't look like anything special when it was spotted. "Divers first thought it was a coconut, because it was upside down," he said. But the coconut turned out to be the bottom of a bowl, stained black by years of exposure to tannins in the site web water. It proved to be a 2,000-year-old, intact ceramic bowl with an earthen brown interior -- in good condition. <br>Read more:

Recap: Florida vs. Southern U

The McDonald's All-American screamed after he rolled his ankle. The Gators have been short-handed all season. Wilbekin, forward Dorian Finney-Smith and center Damontre Harris were suspended indefinitely to start the season, and Frazier (mono), forward Will Yeguete (knee surgery) and guard Eli Carter (broken leg) are dealing with illness and injuries. Now, Hill could miss significant time. ''I heard him scream, and then when everybody kind of cleared out, I was able to see him on the ground,'' Frazier said. <br>Read more:

Florida high court delays execution of Miami killer

Southern trailed by 20 early in the second half before using a 9-3 run to pull within 44-30 on a basket by Banks with 13:54 remaining. The Gators pushed the lead back to 20 on a 3-pointer by Dorian Finney-Smith with 8:27 left and the lead topped out at 22 points. Floridas lone deficit was at 2-0 before scoring the next 10 points and leading by double digits most of the way. The Gators led 35-19 at the break despite shooting 36.4 percent. GAME NOTEBOOK: Gators G Michael Frazier II made three 3-pointers to raise his team-leading total to 11. The Jaguars committed 12 turnovers. The Florida record for longest home-court winning streak is 24 from March 1, 2006 to Nov. <br>Read more:

Orlando Florida: Woman Arrested in Deadly Hit-and-Run crash that killed Teen

Jennifer Lee Herrington, 51 also failed to stop at the scene of an accident . Herrington tried to make a clean get-away after the accident, but slammed into another vehicle bringing her vehicle to a halt; this gave an onlooker the opportunity to take down the suspect as he reached into her car taking the key from the ignition. Herrington did her best to fight the unidentified man off by slapping his hands, but fortunately the Good Samaritan succeeded in controlling Herringtons vehicle, then rushed back to help the injured teen. Unfortunately, the Glennridge Middle School student was later pronounced dead. Herrington was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital where they drew blood because she is suspected of being drunk. She is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. Weighing in on her actions and mug shot, it appears that Herrington is more upset that she was caught and not that she took a life. <br>Read more:

No. 16 Florida loses Hill, beats Southern 67-53

If you have a suggestion for a staff-written obituary, please send an email to Headlines Hurricane Coverage See the full forecast and storm coverage Florida high court delays execution of Miami killer By DAVID OVALLE The Miami Herald The Florida Supreme Court on Monday delayed the execution of Miami killer Thomas Knight after his lawyers raised concerns about a new drug being used to lethally inject inmates. Knight had been scheduled to die Dec. 3 for the 1980 fatal stabbing of state corrections officer Richard Burke. At the time, Knight already was on Death Row awaiting execution for the 1974 murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans of Bay Harbor Islands. Only two inmates have been on Death Row longer than Knight, 62. The states high court on Monday ordered a Bradford County judge to hold a hearing on whether the Valium-like sedative midazolam hydrochloride is safe and effective in ensuring an inmate wont feel pain before two other drugs are used to induce paralysis and cardiac arrest. The execution cannot be held before Dec. <br>Read more:

Florida 67, Southern 53

Godfrey led all scorers with 18 points and Trelun Banks, son of Southern coach Roman Banks, added 12 points in the loss. Southern's Yondarius Johnson made a 3-pointer with 9:14 left in the opening half to pull within eight, 21-13, but that was the last time the deficit was single-digits. Florida answered with a quick 6-0 run with 6:19 left in the first for a 27-13 advantage, and Young made a layup four minutes later to give the Gators their largest lead of the half, 33-17. Each team traded a bucket in the final minute download and Florida led by a 16-point margin, 35-19, at halftime. The Gators stretched the lead to 41-21 right out of the break after a Dorian Finney-Smith free throw, but Florida lost a key contributor in the process. Early in the stanza, Hill, a former McDonald's All-American, rolled his ankle and was in obvious pain as he was taken off the court. He did not return to the contest with what the team is calling a high left ankle sprain. <br>Read more:

Monday, 18-Nov-2013 04:15 Email | Share | | Bookmark
What We Learned In United States Draw With Scotland

"Within the team, behind closed doors, it's not acrimonious," Williams added. "I don't see any sort of issue. Pastor has said he wants to go to another team and that's absolutely fine - this is Formula One, it's the nature of the business." There were no shocks at the front of the grid where quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel snatched pole from Red Bull team mate Mark Webber. A win today would mean a record eighth consecutive win in a single season for Vettel would and keep the 26 year-old on course to equal Alberto Ascari's record of nine consecutive wins in total, which the Italian set during the 1952/53 seasons, as well as Michael Schumacher's record of 13 wins in a season. "I'm trying not to think much about these things," Vettel said. McLaren's disastrous season continued, with 2009 world champion Jenson Button qualifying 13th. <br>More:

The Americans looked smoother early in the second half as the paced picked up. Altidore's right-footed shot off a nice passing combination was caught by Marshall. Altidore also missed wide from close range in the 59th. When Scotland went back on attack, Howard was forced to make a spectacular save on Robert Snodgrass. Marshall matched it with his sprawling stop on Johansson. Midfielder Michael Bradley returned for the U.S. <br>More:

The United States' Self-Defeating Gotcha Culture

The crowd was slightly down on last year, but the difference was less than 5000 and 113,162 souls gathered to watch Sebastian Vettel's charge to an eighth consecutive victory. But it would be wrong to claim that the race they witnessed was a classic. The winner was utterly predictable and went about his business with his usual clinical, flawless virtuosity, although Lotus driver Romain Grosjean prevented the likely Red Bull 1-2 with an incredibly classy performance showing once again that his fundamental speed has now been paired with a calm racing brain. His car performance dictated he should finish third, but thanks to getting ahead of Webber at the start and then responding brilliantly to the Australian's (visit) late-race change, he was second. It was a wonderful performance and while unspectacular, confirmed the arrival of a major new force in grand news prix racing. What was surprising was the relative lack of overtaking at a track that had produced a dramatic race last year. <br>More:

The all-time record of nine in a row was set by Italian Alberto Ascari but over two seasons in 1952-53. Britain's Lewis Hamilton, last year's winner for McLaren, finished fourth for Mercedes with Ferrari 's Fernando Alonso fifth and Nico Hulkenberg sixth in a Sauber. Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas took the first points of his Formula One career with eighth place for struggling Williams behind McLaren's Mexican Sergio Perez, who is leaving the team at the end of the season. Williams had scored just one point this year, with Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, before Sunday. Nico Rosberg was ninth for Mercedes and Jenson Button 10th for McLaren. <br>More:

Here is the best indicator of how valuable Bradley is to the U.S. effort: The United States ability to move forward with some calm and structure suffered after about 70 minutes. Why? Bradley, coming off the bench now for Roma, was understandably tiring. And without Bradley able to work as hard to be the ever-ready outlet, the United States just couldnt put a foot on the ball as effectively in the midfield. <br>More:

United States Grand Prix - Vettel claims record eighth straight win

Jockeying for the best one-liner or revelation comes natural to politicians who are always in a desperate race for publicity the real coinage in which they are compensated. But it leads to (visit) important questions about the present and future of American democracy. The problem lies not just with Congressional hearings. Commonality as collateral damage Almost any public debate in the United States is characterized by extreme, adversarial behavior. People first and foremost seek to blame the other side, rather than seek any middle ground or realistic solutions. In a nation that mostly talks at each other, rather than with each other, important ingredients of democracy perhaps the most vital ones are getting lost. None matters more than the art of compromise, which in a mature democracy is the only quality that really matters to voters. <br>More:

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Boeing, Rer Hydro To Provide Quebec With Hydrokinetic Power

11, 2013, 10:12 a.m. EST Media Advisory-Quebec Charter Misses Institutional Religious Favouritism: National Secularist Organizations MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Nov 11, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA), a national non-profit organization advancing church-state separation, has serious concerns with Quebec's Bill 60 Charter. "The CSA supports a more religiously-neutral provincial government in Quebec," said CSA President Greg Oliver. "But this bill fails to address the core instances of religious favouritism that still exist within the jurisdiction of the Quebec government." A secularism charter should end property tax exemptions for religious buildings, subsidies for private religious schools and direct funding of organizations whose sole purpose is to advance religion. The bill also includes a ban on wearing 'conspicuous' religious symbols for almost all state personnel. <br>More:

When Ottawa gives $25-billion shipbuilding contracts to a Halifax shipyard, a$5 billion comes from us.a aI say we would be better off to keep our taxes in Quebec and make our own choices, according to our priorities,a Marois said. aI sometimes hear people say that it is risky to achieve sovereignty,a she said. aI think that staying in Canada is risky.a But she also admitted later at a news conference that her minority government cannot call a new sovereignty referendum. And while sovereignty is the reason her Parti QuAbAcois exists, she would not commit to campaigning in favour of a new referendum in the next Quebec election. In her speech opening the mini-convention Saturday, Marois talked about building aa freer Quebec,a and said the first stage would be strengthening Quebec identity, an apparent reference to her governmentas Charter of Quebec Values. On Sunday Marois said athere is no linka between the charter and sovereignty, explaining instead that her aim in enforcing the neutrality of the Quebec state, by obliging the provinceas 600,000 public-sector employees to refrain from wearing religious signs, was to establish rules for aliving together better.a Marois said past debates on accommodating religious differences aalmost got out of hand,a accusing the Liberal government of Jean Charest of failing to act on the recommendations of its own Bouchard-Taylor commission to solve the problem. But both GArard Bouchard and Charles Taylor, the two co-commissioners, have condemned the PQas Bill 60, to enact the charter, as discriminatory, saying while the state should be neutral, public employees have the right to wear religious signs. <br>More:

Dead Obies speak their own language

The brothers are considered consumers in Quebec and as such, are protected under the province's Civil Code. "The conclusion of the trial judge that they are consumers is well-founded," the appeal court ruling reads. Lawyers for eBay have tried to argue the brothers do not benefit from that protection because they are akin to merchants. They also argued that a clause in the terms of agreement that users must accept when they join eBay clearly states any action against the company must take place in California. "But our opinion, and the Court of Appeal supported us, is that our clients are consumers and they have a protection in the Civil Code of Quebec," said Bruno Sasson, a lawyer representing the brothers. <br>More:

11, 2013 /CNW/ - Tania Longpre, the Parti Quebecois (PQ) candidate in the upcoming by-election in the riding of Viau, recently endorsed the removal of the word "Jewish" from the Jewish General Hospital of Montreal and the prohibition of circumcision. With the PQ already proposing in the name of an ill-conceived form of secularism to exclude visible religious minorities from working in the public service and from sitting in the National Assembly, the Jewish Community of Quebec is extremely disturbed and shocked that the PQ now has a candidate who supports the disappearance of Quebec's Jewish history and patrimony, and the prohibition for Jews to practice an ancient tradition at the heart of their identity. "If adopted, the Parti Quebecois' bill on secularism will result Kardashian in prohibiting Jewish doctors who wear a kippa from practicing in institutions other than in Jewish establishments. In doing so, the Parti Quebecois will force the Jewish General Hospital to return to its origins, as a haven for Jewish doctors looking to practice their profession - and this, only for a limited transitory period - read because other hospitals were closed off to them," declared Luciano G. Del Negro, Vice-President see page (Quebec) of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. "Clearly, these discriminatory measures are still not enough to satisfy theircandidate inViau," he added. We call upon Madame Pauline Marois, the leader of the Parti Quebecois and Premier of all Quebecers, to call her candidate to order for this attack on Jewish identity and on the generosity provided by the community to the benefit of all Quebecers for many generations. <br>More:

"It also builds on Boeing's long-term, strategic partnership with Canada, supporting customers from aerospace and defense to clean energy, generating high-quality jobs, and making a difference in the community." Imad Hamad, RERs chief executive officer, added that "Because its not a dam, the turbines generate clean power without disrupting the river flow or the natural habitat. Numerous independent studies demonstrate that our technology has no negative impact on fish or other marine life." This agreement is the first commercial sale of this technology. RER, which has been testing a prototype in the river for more than three years, will build the turbines in its new manufacturing plant here, thus creating the world's first river hydrokinetic manufacturing base in Quebec. Boeing and RER signed an agreement last year giving Boeing exclusive rights to market and sell the turbines around the world. Boeing is providing program management, engineering, manufacturing, and supplier-management expertise, in addition to servicing the turbines. Boeing currently works with 40 suppliers in Quebec, contributing to the $1 billion in economic revenue Boeing generates annually across Canada. <br>More:

Jewish community calls on Quebec premier to call to order candidate for remarks on Jewish General Hospital

Jurists like giving bills long names that try to summarize everything in the bill. Thats the real reason. It was previously known as the Charter of Secularism. Under any name, the measure would ban all overt and conspicuous religious headgear worn by public sector employees, including hijabs, yarmulkes and Sikh turbans, as well as large crosses and crucifixes. It would affect civil servants, day care workers, nurses, teachers, doctors and others. The idea, according to the drafters of the bill, is to establish religious neutrality and gender equality in the public sector. <br>More:

Quebec’s secularism charter heads to lawmakers

Their collective odysseys from the South Shore, or aSud Salea (Dirty South), to the big city is at the heart of Montreal $udas message. It begins, as any concept album about that commute should, with the crew snarling about being stuck in traffic. The halfway point is a nearly eight-minute posse cut where each member gets a turn to address the audience, alike Annie Hall,a McCan says. There are party cuts, ruminations about suicide, a sample of a young Nathalie Petrowski espousing the need for Quebec bands to perform abroad, and a feral-punk frat boy send-up in album closer Tony Hawk. McCan admits the term post-rap is a Trojan horse designed to interest those who might be prejudiced against rap, but itas also in reference to how the five MCs trade abstract, inscrutable pop-culture-laden lines without regard for the standard 16-bar verse rule. aItas like post-punk. When punk happened, kids from the suburbs really identified with bands like the Ramones, but had no idea what it was like to shoot up at CBGBas. <br>More:

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