"They themselves are the ones posing the inducements and suggestions for criminal activity," he told AFP in an interview with fellow filmmaker Lyric Cabral in Park City, Utah. The documentary tells the real story of "Shariff," a 63-year-old informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who is tasked with monitoring a Muslim convert, Khalifah al-Akili, in Pittsburgh. The FBI wants him to assess Akili's interest in attending a terrorist training camp abroad. The FBI doesn't know its informant has agreed to be filmed for the documentary.
Italy's parliament meets Thursday to begin selecting a new president with the race apparently wide open and much at stake for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is keen on having a friendly figure installed as head of state. "It is an important test for Matteo Renzi -- he needs to find a name capable of securing the broadest possible backing," analysts at the Unicredit bank said in a note to investors on the selection procedure for a successor to the much-loved and respected Giorgio Napolitano. A total of 1,009 politicians have a vote on who takes over the largely ceremonial role, with the members of the Chamber of Deputies and the upper-house Senate joined by 58 representatives of Italy's regions in a first vote scheduled for 1400 GMT.
SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.