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Afghan Votes Excluded; Airstrike Investigated; Rescue Criticized

The U.N.-backed Afghan Election Fraud Commission has excluded votes from 83 polling places, Associated Press.

A Nato probe of the airstrike that targeted two stolen fuel tankers near Kunduz, Afghanistan and also resulted in significant civilians casualties has determined that the German Nato commander who ordered the strike overstepped his bounds, AFP.

Nato’s also been criticized regarding the rescue of kidnapped journalist Stephen Farrell. Farrell’s translator, the Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi was killed in the rescue along with two other civilians and a British solider, CNN.

Japan’s death row conditions are so harsh that many prisoners are going insane reports Amnesty International. 102 people are currently on death row in Japan where criminal trials have a 99% conviction rate. Prisoners are completely isolated and are not allowed out of their cells except  brief exercise sessions. One man has been on death row for 40 years, BBC News.

A stampede at a crowded school in Delhi, India resulted in the death of 5 girls and injured at leat 30, IBN.

A Republican member of the California Assembly, Michael Duvall, resigned yesterday after he was inadvertently recorded bragging about affairs he was having with two women, New York Times.

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