Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Washington
In the face of continued violence against Sikhs, the bipartisan American Congressional Sikh Caucus asked the Department of Justice to include an anti-Sikh hate crime category on the Hate Crime Incident Report.
Nelson D Schwartz and Brian X Chen, The New York Times | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Washington
Tim Cook came to the lion's den on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, prepared to face down lawmakers furious over evidence that Apple, the famous company he runs, had avoided paying billions in taxes. By the time Cook walked out, the big cats on a Senate committee were practically eating out of his hand.
Reuters | Wednesday May 22, 2013, New York
The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and former spokesman for Al Qaeda, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to kill Americans, was warned on Tuesday that his three chosen lawyers may not get clearance to review classified evidence in the case.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Vatican City
The Vatican on Tuesday denied that Pope Francis had performed an exorcism after an Italian religious television channel said footage of the pontiff blessing a boy in a wheelchair showed he had.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 22, 2013, New York
India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will seek overturning of his insider-trading conviction in a US court on Tuesday by arguing that the case rested exclusively on circumstantial evidence that relied on wiretap statements that did not involve him.
Reuters | Wednesday May 22, 2013, Cape Town
South African prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against one of the two men charged with raping, mutilating and killing a teenage girl in a crime that outraged a country hardened by some of the world's highest rates of sexual violence.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Tehran, Iran
Iran's moderate ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a former government official Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie have been barred from contesting the June 14 presidential election, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
It was a meeting bereft of any agenda, political or economic, but one steeped in symbolism - a Chinese Premier honouring the memory of an Indian doctor who became a hero in his country.
Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Goma, Congo
Two days of clashes between Congo's army and rebel fighters near the eastern city of Goma have killed at least 19 people, threatening an uneasy six-month peace just days before a scheduled visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Washington
The political appointee who headed the IRS during the US tax agency's abusive treatment of conservative groups insisted on Tuesday that he was not involved in the scandal.