15 July 2013 Last updated at 08:07 GMT
Bangladesh Islamist Ghulam Azam found guilty of war crimes
A war crimes court has found Islamist Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
Ghulam Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail for his involvement in mass killings and rape during the war.
Supporters of Bangladesh’s main Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, which he led from 1969 until 2000, clashed with police ahead of the verdict.
It is the fifth sentence passed against current and former party leaders.
The court found Mr Azam, 90, guilty of five charges including conspiracy, incitement, planning, abetting and failing to prevent murder.
He faced more than 60 counts of crimes against humanity for his role in setting up militia groups which carried out atrocities during the war.
Dutch government caps performance-related bonuses
Move follows outrage over €33 million bonuses for Rabobank subsidiary executives
The Dutch government is to introduce tough legislation which will cap performance-related bonuses in the financial services sector at 20 per cent, despite opposition from powerful industry leaders.
Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem – also chairman of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers – revealed at the weekend that the cap would be included in draft legislation on remuneration policy, which he will present to parliament after the summer recess.
New laws to rein in the wider banking industry were promised when prime minister Mark Rutte’s liberal VVD party formed a new coalition with the Labour Party last October. It’s now believed these laws could include a controversial tax on all financial transactions as well as the bonus cap.
Monsters of the Deep: Jellyfish Threaten the World’s Seas
Jellyfish infestations along beaches worldwide are troubling tourists and scientists alike. It is a creature that thrives on over-fishing and pollution. But how dangerous is it for the ecosystem?
When oceanographer Josep Maria Gili steps onto the terrace from his office, he sees the crowds of people on the beaches of Barcelona at his feet. To the left lies the Port Olímpic, together with a sculpture that Frank Gehry had built there for the 1992 Summer Olympics: a giant fish made of steel, shimmering in the sunshine and gazing majestically out into the Mediterranean.
Unfortunately, it seems evident today that the renowned architect picked the wrong animal. The fish, with its gills and fins, is no longer suited as a trademark of Barcelona. Nowadays fewer and fewer fish swim beneath the glittering blue surface off the coast of Catalonia; instead, these waters are now more frequently filled with massive quantities of jellyfish.
Iran’s tourist push
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Ethiopia’s opposition holds rare protests
Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded the release of reporters and political prisoners jailed under anti-terror legislation in demonstrations.
1,200 miles by bus through Mexico? Bring your laptop.
North of the border Mexico’s infrastructure has a reputation as dilapidated and dangerous. But the country’s efficient and comfortable bus system tells a different story, as Lourdes Medrano explains.