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Two Navy Ships That Cost $300 Million Are Headed To The Scrapyard Without Having Seen A Day Of Service

Two Navy Ships That Cost $300 Million Are Headed To The Scrapyard Without Having Seen A Day Of Service
Embroiled by legal battles for more than 25 years, two U.S. Navy ships are finally headed to the scrap heap without ever having sailed and despite the fact that they're almost completely finished.

According to Hampton Roads, the USNS Bejamin Isherwood and the USNS Henry Eckford were commissioned in 1985 at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Co. to carry fuel to the Navy's fleet around the globe.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/two-navy-ships-henry-eckford-benjamin-isherwood-scrapyard-2011-7#ixzz1SPdn8Onw

Assassin who killed Afghanistan President Karzai's brother hanged in public square - Online News # 27191

Assassin who killed Afghanistan President Karzai's brother hanged in public square - Online News # 27191
Assassin who killed Afghanistan President Karzai's brother hanged in public square

Kabul, July 14 : The man who shot dead Afghanistan President Hamid Kazai's half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was hanged in a public square in Kandahar city.

A group of men hung the corpse against the wall in Kandahar for around 20 minutes before they carried it away, the Daily Mail reports.

Ahmed was assassinated on Tuesday by the man who is said to have been from his own tribe and home town, whom he had travelled with and worked alongside for seven

Daily Nation: - News |Kenyan ‘held at secret CIA jail’

Daily Nation: - News |Kenyan ‘held at secret CIA jail’
A Kenyan who disappeared from Nairobi’s Eastleigh suburb two years ago is being held at a secret CIA prison in Mogadishu, claims a US magazine.

Mr Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan is among several people snatched from Nairobi streets and “rendered” by plane to the prison in the basement of the Mogadishu headquarters of Somalia’s National Security Agency, writes investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill in the New York-based Nation magazine.

One of the men held in the secret prison told Clara Guttteridge, a researcher with a British legal rights group called Reprieve that he met Mr Hassan in the prison.

“Hassan, he said, had told him how Kenyan police had knocked down his door, snatched him and taken him to a secret location in Nairobi,” Mr Scahill writes. “The next night, he was rendered to Mogadishu.”

Kenya has denied knowledge of Mr Hassan’s whereabouts. But Mr Scahill points out that Human Rights Watch and Reprieve have documented that Kenyan sec…