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The Pakistani Supreme Court has found Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court.

 

euronews reports he is the first premier to be convicted while in office.

“The Supreme Court said Gilani was guilty because he failed to reopen corruption cases against the president. It ruled he should only serve a symbolic sentence of a few minutes inside the courtroom.”

An explosion in the Syrian city of Hama has killed at least 70 people. This, despite the UN-brokered ceasefire. The BBC says the Syrian government and the rebel group are pointing the finger at each other for the devastation — the regime blames...

“...what they call armed terrorist groups, accidentally detonating explosives, while the other side says it was shelling, or some sort of scud missile attack or other explosion caused by the government.”

A U.N.-backed court has found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of arming Sierra Leone rebels in the 1990s — thus aiding and abetting war crimes. Taylor is the first African head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal. Here’s Al Jazeera.

“Taylor has been on trial since 2007. He denies playing any part in Sierra Leone’s civil war. A war that lasted 11 years in which 50,000 people were killed.”

In his second day of testimony, media mogul Rupert Murdoch admits to a phone-hacking cover-up at News of the World, but says it was hidden from News Corp. executives.

CNN reports Murdoch blamed two individuals who worked at the tabloid for taking charge of the hacking, but declined to name them.

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

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Apr 26, 2012

Top News Headlines: Pakistan PM Convicted of Contempt

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

The Pakistani Supreme Court has found Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court.

 

euronews reports he is the first premier to be convicted while in office.

“The Supreme Court said Gilani was guilty because he failed to reopen corruption cases against the president. It ruled he should only serve a symbolic sentence of a few minutes inside the courtroom.”

An explosion in the Syrian city of Hama has killed at least 70 people. This, despite the UN-brokered ceasefire. The BBC says the Syrian government and the rebel group are pointing the finger at each other for the devastation — the regime blames...

“...what they call armed terrorist groups, accidentally detonating explosives, while the other side says it was shelling, or some sort of scud missile attack or other explosion caused by the government.”

A U.N.-backed court has found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of arming Sierra Leone rebels in the 1990s — thus aiding and abetting war crimes. Taylor is the first African head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal. Here’s Al Jazeera.

“Taylor has been on trial since 2007. He denies playing any part in Sierra Leone’s civil war. A war that lasted 11 years in which 50,000 people were killed.”

In his second day of testimony, media mogul Rupert Murdoch admits to a phone-hacking cover-up at News of the World, but says it was hidden from News Corp. executives.

CNN reports Murdoch blamed two individuals who worked at the tabloid for taking charge of the hacking, but declined to name them.

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

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