#AceNewsServices TEHRAN – April 20 – (FNA) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday agreed to pardon and commute jail terms of scores of female prisoners. 167 more words
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` New Law in Uganda Against `Gay's and ` Lesbians that Threatens Life Sentences ' is Proving Difficult to Uphold '
#AceNewsServices – UGANDA – April 20 – (DS) – Michael Kawuba is sitting in his church office reflecting on tumescence. “We Ugandans get an erection when we see a beautiful woman,” he says. 309 more words
` German FM Frank Steinmeier Has Called on the West to focus on Preventing Further Escalation in Ukraine '
#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE – April 20 – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on the West to focus on preventing “further escalation” in Ukraine rather than on sanctions to target Russia, according to Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper, which is expected to publish the full interview on Sunday. 119 more words
` Head of `Mashr Human Rights NGO ' Has Stated that The FSB has Dispatched a Hit Squad to Kill Him '
#AceNewsServices – INGUSH – April 19 – (RFERL) – Magomed Mutsolgov, head of the Mashr human rights non-governmental organization (NGO), which celebrated its ninth anniversary on April 14, has affirmed that he has no intention of either abandoning his human rights activities or modifying his way of life in response to a recent blog post claiming that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has dispatched a hit squad to Ingushetia with orders to kill him… 104 more words
` Holy Fire described by `Orthodox Christians ' as an ` Annual Miracle ' was Lit in Jerusalem on Holy Sabbath '
#AceNewsServices – JERUSALEM – April 19 – The Holy Fire, described by Orthodox Christians as an annual miracle, was lit at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. 204 more words
` Scientists are Proposing Putting ` Nuclear Power Generating Facilities ' Offshore to Prevent Disasters '
#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – April 19 – A group of American engineers proposed bringing nuclear power generating facilities out to sea, to secure them from earthquakes and tsunamis, and prevent a possible meltdown threat by submerging a reactor’s active zone. 289 more words
` CIA Psychologist Developed ` Enhanced Interrogation Techniques ' Defends Role as Defending his Country'
#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – April 19 – A psychologist considered integral to crafting the CIA’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” tactics slammed an unreleased Senate report on CIA torture as inaccurate while defending his role in working with the spy agency amid a volatile era in US history. 180 more words