Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Poland on Friday ruled out the extradition of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing for a 1977 case of statutory rape. The prosecutor's office in the southern city of Krakow said the October 30 decision by a local court "to refuse to hand Roman Polanski over to US authorities was justified"and so there was no justification to appeal it. The decision "ends the legal proceedings" against the 82-year-old French-Polish director of "The Pianist", "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby", leaving him free to reside in Poland, one of his lawyers, Jerzy Stachowicz, told AFP.
LONDON (AP) — The IAAF cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations on Friday and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests, saying the accusations lacked "any scientific or legal basis."
Two Palestinians rammed their cars into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring seven, before being killed, raising this week's death toll from Palestinian-Israeli violence to 11. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army gunfire, one seriously, during clashes in the West Bank and along the Gaza Strip's border with the Jewish state. Several hours later, another Palestinian was shot dead after driving his car into a group of soldiers, injuring five close to Beit Ummar settlement near Hebron in the southern West Bank, an army spokesman said.