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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Four-year Facebook sentence; SETI resumes listening for alien life; DSK hospital report


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WORLD: Thousands arrested in anti-corruption protests

Pictured above: Activists from India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold torches and candles during a protest march in New Delhi. The protests have grown in strength after Indian police detained Anna Hazare, an anti-corruption activist. He is now refusing to leave jail after the government tried to release him.

CRIME: Londoners sentenced to four years for Facebook riot campaign

Two young men took to Facebook to urge friends to riot during the violence that enveloped Britian last week. No one responded to their call, and there is no evidence that either one of the men — Jordan Blackshaw, 20, and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan, 22 — participated in the riots. Yet they were both handed four-year sentences for the intent to incite violence.

ALIENS: SETI will resume listening for extraterristerials

Budget cuts forced the SETI Institute to cut off the powerful radio telescopes that search space for sounds of extraterrestrial life in April. But donors have revived the practice after raising $200,000 in funds. One contributor to the cause: Jodie Foster, star of the SETI-focused film “Contact.”

CRIME: DSK hospital report ‘misleading and deceitful,’ according to DSK lawyers

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers are calling foul after medical records were released Tuesday. In a hospital report filed shortly after the May 14 incident in which a maid claims Strauss-Kahn sexual assaulted her, the maid’s injuries are attributed to “rape.” Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers are claiming the report is misleading, while the maid’s lawyers say they prove rape occured. The two will meet in court Aug. 23.

EXTRA: Cookie Monster sings Tom Waits

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