World Briefs: Swedes get life terms for 'terrorist crimes'

Swedes get life terms for 'terrorist crimes'

STOCKHOLM•Two Swedish men were sentenced to life in prison yesterday for "terrorist crimes" in Syria in 2013, a Swedish district court said.

The two men, aged 32 and 30, were convicted of assisting in executions in Syria. During a search of one of the men's homes, police had found a USB stick containing films showing the killings, the court was told.

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Sweden to question Assange on rape case

LONDON•Sweden has reached a preliminary legal agreement with Ecuador that would pave the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned over a rape allegation, the Swedish government said on Sunday.

Ecuador had demanded that such an agreement be in place before it would let Swedish prosecutors interview Assange, who

has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Bus plunge kills 42 police officers

BUENOS AIRES•At least 42 police officers died yesterday and several more were injured when their bus drove off a bridge in northern Argentina, plunging into a dry riverbed, officials said. The new death toll from emergency officials in Salta province was more than double that originally given by a local mayor. Ten police officers were hospitalised, four of them in serious condition.

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