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Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:36AM UTC Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been given the go-ahead by the IOC executive board to change three venue locations.

Pakistan: 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists escape from jail

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:16PM UTC

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says four Pakistanis held at a

Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:10PM UTC Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.

5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:05PM UTC 5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines. Capt. Mark Anthony Ruelos of the 7th Infantry Division says the soldiers were traveling in a convoy with police late Thursday when they were fired

Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for abusing young girls

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:59PM UTC Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for abusing young girls

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.