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Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday. The dramatic climax followed a rare public campaign to save the life of Balal, who at 19 killed another young man, Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, in a street fight with a knife back in 2007. Shargh newspaper said police officers led Balal to a public execution site in the northern city of Nowshahr as a large crowd gathering on Tuesday morning.

Law school to open at Trinity Western University in September 2016

VICTORIA - British Columbia's advanced education minister has granted consent for a proposed law school at the private Trinity Western University based in Langley. Amrik Virk says a review by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada has confirmed that graduates of the program could meet the national standards to practise law. Virk's decision was also based on a recommendation by the Degree Quality Assessment Board, established by his ministry.

'I truly don't deserve it;' Szendrei killer won't ask for forgiveness

SURREY, B.C. - A young man who pleaded guilty to murdering a 15-year-old girl in a daylight attack has apologized in court for the brutal crime he said not only destroyed two families, but also struck terror into an entire community. The man, who can’t be named because he was 17 at the time of the murder, pleaded guilty last year to killing Szendrei in a suburban park after failing to subdue and rape the teenager three years ago.

Uncle to Boston terror suspect: 'Turn yourself in'

An angry uncle of the two Boston bombing suspects pleaded Friday with one nephew still on the run to "turn yourself in and ask forgiveness" from victims of the worst US terror attack since 9/11. In an impassioned 10-minute interview with reporters outside his Maryland home, Ruslan Tsarni said his nephews "put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity" and expressed a desire to apologize personally to the victims.

Candidates in Labangan, Zambo Sur sign covenant

Candidates vying for local positions have signed a covenant vowing for a “Secure, Accurate and Fair Elections (SAFE)” mid-term elections in this part of the province.The covenant signing, which was held on Sunday at the Municipal Function Hall, was witnessed by election officials as well as from the police, military, departments of interior and local government (DILG)and of education (DepEd), Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the media.The main signatories of the covenant were reelectionist Mayor Wilson Nandang of the Liberal Party and Vice-Mayor Ukol
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