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Legless cyclist rides for US asylum seekers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 16:07

Carlos Gutierrez passed out as the large blade cut through his legs, punishment for his refusal to pay a Mexican gang extortion fees from his successful catering business.

Snowden may get shelter in Moscow if granted asylum

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 20:27

Fugitive US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden could be placed in a temporary refugee shelter outside Moscow if his asylum request is approved by Russia, officials said on Monday.

Call for boycotting Olympics in Russia bad idea: White House

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 08:18

The US on Thursday dismissed the call for boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Russia if Moscow grants asylum to former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, and said it is focussed on getting the fugitive intelligence leaker back.

Venezuela receives formal asylum request from Snowden

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 12:22

Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua are all governed by leftist administrations.

US asylum likely for China dissident: Rights group

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 00:35

US and Chinese officials are ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for a blind Chinese legal activist.

Number 2 at Myanmar embassy in US seeks asylum

Last Updated: Monday, July 04, 2011, 08:48

Kyaw Win warned that Myanmar`s govt threats against Aung San Suu Kyi "must be taken seriously".