Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

Detained Iranian academic and environmental activist dies in prison, son says

An Iranian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Kavous Seyed-Emami, who is believed to have been a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen, was the managing director of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which seeks to protect Iran’s rare animals, and a U.S.-trained scholar in sociology. Seyed-Emami’s son, the Iranian ...

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How a brothel owner created the world’s biggest industrial park

Lance Gilman, tech-titan whisperer PAST the neon lights of Reno and the cookie-cutter homes of neighbouring Sparks, the I-80 highway winds through a thinly populated expanse of arid hills and lunar valleys in Storey County. On one side of the road flows the Truckee River; on the other bands of wild horses forage for parched grass. Signs of civilisation are ...

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House of Cards, The Wire actor Reg E. Cathey dead at 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for House of Cards and The Wire, has died. Cathey died at age 59, according to a statement from Netflix published in numerous reports. No other details were given. The Wire creator David Simon, announcing his death in a tweet on Friday, called him a “fine, masterful actor” and “delightful” person. Samuel L. Jackson and Chris ...

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Ex-Texas death row inmate now questions prosecutors

DALLAS –  A man who was exonerated after spending 12 years on Texas’ death row questioned candidates running to become Dallas’ top prosecutor on Saturday about how they would prevent wrongful convictions like his. Anthony Graves moderated a panel of candidates for Dallas County district attorney. Speaking to The Associated Press beforehand, Graves said he wanted to push forward changes ...

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