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Lockerbie convict release travesty of justice

Lockerbie convict release travesty of justice

Huge crowds in Libya have welcomed Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bombing convict freed from a Scottish prison. The US, whose nationals accounted for the majority of the 270 that perished in the bombing, has called the decision to free al-Megrahi a “mistake”.

Al Megrahi is the only man to be convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, which blew up blew up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. He is now dying of cancer, but for many of his victims’ families, his release on compassionate grounds is a travesty of justice.

Al Jazeera’s Clayton Swisher reports.

Pakistani police school attacked

Armed men have killed at least 35 people in an attack on a police academy near Lahore in eastern Pakistan.

The attack comes less then a month after an assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team left six policemen dead.

Al Jazeera’s Clayton Swisher reports.

Internet celebrates 20 years since conception

Twenty years ago today, the idea of the internet began.

A gentleman named Tim Berners Lee came up with the concept of the World Wide Web.

Today, the internet is used by more than one and a half billion people worldide. But not everywhere.

Clayton Swisher reports.