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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

French Police Question 8-Year-Old Over Alleged Support For Paris Gunmen

French police questioned Wednesday an 8-year-old boy in the southern city of Nice who allegedly made comments praising the gunmen who staged the deadly attack on the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Third-grader Ahmed, whose last name has not been released, refused to observe the minute of silence with his class following the attack on the magazine. He also allegedly expressed solidarity with the brothers who carried out the Jan. 7 attack.

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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters shortly after his election earlier this month. Sirisena looks to be trying to turn a new page in the island-nation, which defeated a protracted insurgency in 2009.
Eranga Jayawardena AP

In a further sign that Sri Lanka's newly elected president wants to deal with the country's troubled past, a government spokesman said today that a new probe is planned into allegations of human rights abuses during the island's 26-year civil war.

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The Two-Way
8:56 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Jordan Demands Proof Of Life From ISIS Militants

Relatives of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was captured by ISIS militants in Syria, protest in front of royal palace in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday. Jordan has suggested it might be willing to hold a prisoner exchange for his release.
JAMAL NASRALLAH EPA /LANDOV

Jordan is asking the so-called Islamic State to prove that a pilot they are holding is still alive.

Mohammed al-Momani, a spokesman for the Jordanian government, said the government is seeking a proof of life before it releases Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who was convicted in relation to a deadly attack on a hotel in Amman.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

A scientist who worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and pleaded guilty two years ago to promising to build nuclear weapons for Venezuela, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Argentina-born Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, a naturalized U.S. citizen, told undercover FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 nuclear weapons for Caracas, including one targeted on New York City, in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:51 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Likely Stories: Odd Books - Griffin and Sabine & The Strange Library

Grffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami and Nick Bantock offer wonderfully illustrated books of mysterious secrets.


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