Lockerbie bomber to abandon appeal against conviction as Scotland mulls transfer to Libya

Lockerbie bomber drops appeal, Scotland mulls move

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The man serving a life sentence for the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie is dropping his appeal against conviction, his lawyers said Friday — removing a possible obstacle to his transfer to Libya.

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Lockerbie bomber to abandon 2nd appeal against conviction as Scotland mulls transfer to Libya

Lockerbie bomber drops appeal, Scotland mulls move

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Lawyers for the man serving a life sentence for the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie said Friday he intends to drop his appeal against conviction, as Scottish officials consider his request for transfer to Libya.

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UK student with prosthetic arm wins suit against Abercrombie after being sent to stockroom

Student with prosthetic arm wins Abercrombie case

LONDON — A law student with a prosthetic arm has won her suit for wrongful dismissal against U.S. clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she was ordered to work in the stockroom.

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Illinois mother, daughter file hepatitis lawsuit against McDonald’s

Hepatitis lawsuit filed against McDonald’s

MILAN, Ill. — An Illinois mother and daughter have sued McDonald’s Corp. and a Milan (MY’-luhn) McDonald’s, saying they were sickened with hepatitis A after eating at the restaurant.

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More blood, Mr. Darcy? Supernatural spins on Jane Austen are monster success for publishers

Jane Austen meets zombies in monster mash-up

LONDON — It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen novel in possession of added gore will be a surefire best-seller.

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British security contractor accused of killing 2 co-workers appears in Iraqi court

Briton appears in Iraqi court over killings

BAGHDAD — A British security contractor accused of shooting two colleagues to death made an initial appearance in an Iraqi court, a step to determine if there is sufficient evidence to charge him with murder, Iraqi and British officials said Tuesday.

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British woman convicted of drug smuggling in Laos returns to UK

Convicted smuggler returns to UK

LONDON — A pregnant Briton sentenced to life imprisonment in Laos for trafficking heroin has arrived back in Britain to serve out her jail term.

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Russian court throws out request by family of slain journalist Politkovskaya for new inquiry

Russian court refuses new Politkovskaya inquiry

MOSCOW — A Moscow court rejected a plea by the family of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya for a new investigation into her death, leading critics again to accuse authorities of not being interested in hunting the perpetrators.

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Decision due on Lockerbie bomber’s appeal to return to Libya

Scottish justice minister meets Lockerbie bomber

EDINBURGH, Scotland — A decision on whether the Lockerbie bomber will be handed over to Libyan authorities will be made in the next few weeks, Scottish government officials said Wednesday.

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Suspects in murder of Russian journalist Politkovskaya go on trial for second time

Retrial in Politkovskaya murder opens in Moscow

MOSCOW — The retrial of three suspects in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya began Wednesday, despite criticism from defense lawyers and concessions from the prosecution that the case as it stands is flawed.

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