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Power shortages leave Gaza in the dark

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Gaza City, Jan 18 (AP) At night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness the result of chronic and worsening power outages. In crowded city streets, the only source of light comes from the headlights of passing cars.
The power shortages are the worst to hit Gaza since Hamas seized control of the territory 10 years ago. In recent weeks, electricity has been available for just three or four hours a day. Although some relief has arrived, the power woes have turned Gaza into a cold...

Cambodian PM hits opposition chief with new defamation suit

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Phnom Penh, Jan 18 (AP) Cambodia's exiled opposition leader is facing two new defamation lawsuits stemming from a Facebook post that accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of offering a young political operative $1 million to attack the opposition.
Hun Sen said in his lawsuit filed Wednesday that...

More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

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Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.

Obama became the president to have granted more commutations than any other when he...

Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head

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Seoul, Jan 18 (AP) A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses.
Lee, the only son of Samsung's chairman, did not speak to a crowd of...

Rugby player accused of leaking to brother on rival team

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London, Jan 18 (AP) Family members meeting up on New Year's Eve is routine and unlikely to arouse suspi-cions unless you are brothers on rival sports teams playing the next day.
Sale Sharks, a northern English rugby team, said Tuesday it had suspended winger Tom Arscott after accusing him of...

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