KIEV, Ukraine - Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
MIAMI - Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla (hoh-ZAY' puh-DEE'-uh) has received a new prison sentence of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original term of 17 years was too lenient.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke imposed the sentence Tuesday. Padilla was convicted in 2007 on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government fired the defence secretary Wednesday and the army warned of "grievous consequences" for the country, escalating a political and legal crisis that some believe could end in the dismissal of government.