The amazing abandoned Miranda castle in Belgium, at dawn
Source: le luxographe (flickr)
During the revolution, the owners of a nearby medieval castle decided to move to a farm of theirs. From then on, they transformed it until mid 20th century when they sold it. Since then it has the appearance of an old castle. It was abandoned 20 years ago, and rumours say it will soon be demolished.
The sexual assault case against an Army general was thrown into jeopardy Monday when the judge said the military may have improperly pressed ahead with a trial to send a message about its determination to curb rape and other widespread misconduct.
Judge Col. James Pohl refused to dismiss the charges against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, but offered the defense another chance to plea-bargain the case with a set of military officials not previously involved with the matter.
The twist comes with the Pentagon under heavy pressure from Congress and beyond to combat rape and other sex crimes in the military. Late Monday, the Senate unanimously approved a bill making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault.
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