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World Briefs: G-8 nations discuss terrorism, drugs
The United States and its allies from the Group of Eight are meeting in Washington this week to improve international cooperation on counterterrorism and anti-crime measures, including moves to stop the use of fertilizer in roadside bombs and measures to combat the growing encroachment of Latin American drug cartels in West Africa.
The U.S. is represented by Brian Nichols, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, and Anne Witkowsky, acting principal deputy coordinator for counterterrorism.
Airline discriminated against Christian staffer
LONDON — Religious freedom is a right, but not an absolute one, Europe’s top court said Tuesday, ruling that British Airways discriminated against a Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix, but backing a U.K. charity that fired a marriage counselor who refused to give sex therapy to gay couples.
In judgments welcomed by civil liberties groups but condemned by religious advocates, the European Court of Human Rights said freedom of religion is “an essential part of the identity of believers and one of the foundations of pluralistic, democratic societies.”
Documents: Suspect in rape is a juvenile
NEW DELHI — Documents presented in a hearing Tuesday indicate that a suspect in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus in December was a juvenile at the time of the attack, a court official present at the hearing said.
Two principals from the suspect’s elementary school showed paperwork indicating that the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the attack, which would make him ineligible for the death penalty, the official said.
A judge is expected to rule on the suspect’s age in a Jan. 28 hearing, the official said, adding that the suspect did not appear in court Tuesday.
The suspect, who is not being identified by The Associated Press because he says he is 17, would face three years in a reform facility if convicted as a juvenile. A conviction as an adult could lead to his execution.
By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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