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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry.Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev admitted his guilt had "not been proven" and said an internal inquiry had been launched.The decision came after "forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests", the minister added. Mr Kolokoltsev said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismiss two high-ranking officials over the case: the head of the Interior Affairs D...
Eight women freed from brothel in Marbella as 21 gang suspects arrested

Eight women freed from brothel in Marbella as 21 gang suspects arrested

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Eight women who were being sexually exploited have been freed from a brothel in Marbella by Spanish police.Detectives have arrested 21 people suspected of being part of the criminal network that forbid the women from leaving the building - often subjecting them to "exhausting long days, fines and threats". Drugs were also allegedly sold by the gang - with MDMA, cocaine, hashish, weapons and €1,000 in cash seized as part of the operation.Police said some of the women had been deceived into thinking they would be working at a massage parlour, while others had gone to work at the brothel voluntarily.The authorities were alerted to the brothel by a call to a sexual exploitation hotline.It is believed that the gang are of Portuguese origin - and assets have been frozen across Spain and Portugal
Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

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After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night. Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife. "The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani networks, kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle,"...