06-19-2018  5:18 am      •     
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Charges stem from the alleged burning of the Quran

(CNN) -- A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who had faced life in prison for allegedly burning the Quran will have her case heard in juvenile court, the girl's lawyer told CNN.


The sugar that has been on the market since July is 'not suitable for domestic consumption'

(CNN) -- Dominican authorities have warned consumers not to eat a brand of sugar imported from Brazil after tests found that it was tainted.


'Notion of God verses any depiction of God or any sacred figure is very strong,' says professor

(CNN) -- Violence over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: that the Prophet was a man, not God, and that portraying him threatens to lead to worshiping a human instead of Allah.


Actor was allegedly involved in a fight in New Orleans' French Quarter

(CNN) -- The New Orleans Police Department told CNN: "Mr. Gooding and his attorney met with police officials this morning. At the meeting's conclusion, Mr. Gooding was given a summons to appear in municipal court. The matter is now being handled in the court system."


Mills, 68, died on Tuesday in the capital Accra and has been succeeded by Vice-President John Dramani Mahama who took the presidential oath hours after the death was announced.


Decision comes after newspaper reports allegations of corruption by puppet theater

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of ``Sesame Street,'' the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The decision came as a Pakistani newspaper reported allegations of corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative.


The event -- inspired by regal riverside celebrations of the past -- looks set to be the largest such celebration on the Thames for hundreds of years

LONDON (CNN) -- The Thames became a sea of red, white and blue Sunday, as tens of thousands gathered to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II -- so perhaps it was only fitting that alongside all the Union Jacks, another great British tradition was very much in evidence: Gray skies and heavy rain.


Only 27 percent say they back the effort, down 10 percent from a year ago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Support for the war in Afghanistan has reached a new low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the effort and about half of those who oppose the war saying the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is doing more harm than good, according to an AP-GfK poll.


Country now represents the only major economy to withdraw completely from the energy source

TOKYO (CNN) -- As Japan began its workweek Monday morning, the trains ran exactly on time, the elevators in thousands of Tokyo high-rises efficiently moved between floors, and the lights turned on across cities with nary a glitch.


Chen, a symbol in China's civil rights movement, may be able to leave to study in the United States under still-evolving arrangements

BEIJING (AP) -- Even if China makes a rare concession and allows legal activist Chen Guangcheng to leave the country with his family, other dissidents say they don't expect a broader easing of controls.


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