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PRETORIA, South Africa - The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing. When Mandela took office, he used the building as his offices and the presidency is still located there. Soldiers in formal uniforms carried Mandela's casket into the Union Buildings to a special viewing centre built inside the building's amphitheatre, which President Jacob Zuma named after Mandela by decree Tuesday. On Tuesday, world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, eulogized Mandela.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Lawyers for an Islamist opposition leader in Bangladesh were trying to get his death sentence thrown out Wednesday after a late reprieve saved his life just hours before he was to be hanged. Abdul Quader Mollah, convicted of war crimes during the nation's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971, was due to be executed at 00:01 Wednesday, but lawyers went to the home of Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain and secured a postponement. Now, the lawyers are trying to convince the Supreme Court to throw out the sentence in a case that could usher in a fresh wave of political violence ahead of national elections set for next month. Mollah's party, the Jamaat-e-Islami party, issued a statement warning of "dire consequences" if he was executed.
Bank Coop on Wednesday became the latest Swiss bank to say it would work with U.S. officials in a crackdown on wealthy Americans evading taxes through hidden offshore accounts. The program, which lapses at year-end, requires banks to hand out some previously hidden information and face penalties of up to 50 percent of assets they managed on behalf of wealthy Americans. Bank Coop, which is majority-owned by Basler Kantonalbank , said it had only a few customers who were based in the United States and whose assets amounted to less than 0.3 percent of its clients' assets under management.
Thousands of German users that have used a porn website to stream shows have received threatening letters from a local law firm demanding €250 ($344) per certain watched clips, Chip.de reports. Apparently, a Swiss-based firm that owns the content hosted by porn site Redtube has tasked a law firm with collecting fines for each of its shows that was streamed online in the region. The law firm has apparently received a go ahead from a local court, and as many as ten thousand warnings may have been set to users, for porn shows watched in August. However, the court in Cologne may have issued a wrong verdict, German online publication Stern says, allowing the lawyers of U+C to go forward
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
The countries that impose these penalties are Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. With the exception of Pakistan, those countries all allow for capital punishment against apostasy, i.e., the renunciation of a particular religion. Pakistan, meanwhile, imposes the death penalty for blasphemy, which can obviously include disbelief in God.
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