Medical charity MSF said Sunday it had shut down operations in the Afghan city of Kunduz after an apparent US bombing raid on its hospital, demanding an independent investigation into what it labelled a war crime. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 22 people were killed, some of whom burned to death in their beds as the bombardment continued for more than an hour early Saturday, even after US and Afghan authorities were informed the hospital had been hit. "Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body," MSF general director Christopher Stokes said.
Police have arrested 10 people in Spain and Morocco for allegedly recruiting and indoctrinating fighters for the Islamic State group, the Spanish interior ministry announced Sunday. The suspects were part of a "network of recruitment, indoctrination and sending foreign fighters to fight for Daesh (Islamic State) in the regions of Syria and Iraq under its control," the ministry said in a statement. The statement said arrests "in the last few hours" were part of a joint operation between the two countries in the Spanish cities of Toledo, Badalona, Xeraco, and in Casablanca, Morocco.
Santa Clara County CA Criminal Defense Attorney Dennis Lempert answers a question..
I have been arrested twice so can I get a drug diversion sentence?
I have been arrested a second time for possession. Some people I know have told me that I cannot get a drug diversion program because it is my second arrest. Is that true?
The answer to your question is "maybe". Eligibility for a drug treatment program, instead of serving a jail sentence, depends upon both the crime you are currently charged with and your past criminal history. There are two schemes in the Penal Code which provide for drug treatment....
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