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Islamic scholar Ramadan loses rape bail hearing

Paris - Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was denied bail in France Tuesday, judicial sources said, four days after he was remanded in custody on charges of rape that have sown divisions in the Muslim community.

Catalan speaker has bail paid, may leave jail: court

Madrid - The speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament has had her 150,000-euro bail paid, paving the way for her release after she was detained over the region's bid for independence, a court said Friday.

Spain king's brother-in-law stays free while considering appeal

Palma - The brother-in-law of Spain's king, recently handed a six years and three months jail sentence for syphoning off millions, will remain free and not be required to post bail as he prepares to appeal, a court said Thursday.

One man's battle against Quebec Premier 70 years ago

Montreal - This year will mark the 70th anniversary of Frank Roncarelli's loss of his liquor license at his Montreal restaurant prompting a landmark legal battle that would last over a decade and redefine the Canadian constitution.

Pistorius back in court for bail hearing Tuesday

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius is set to appear in court Tuesday for a bail hearing that could see him return to jail after he was convicted on appeal of his girlfriend's murder, officials said.

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Wanted man captured after posing for newspaper photo

Bloomsburg - A fugitive who allegedly skipped bail was arrested on the campus of Bloomsburg University after police spotted his picture in a local newspaper.

Hong Kong court refuses bail to ex-Hanlong executive in extradition case

A former executive of China's Hanlong Mining Investment Pty Ltd, wanted in Australia for alleged insider trading, was denied bail in Hong Kong on Monday and had his extradition hearing adjourned until March 13.

Musharraf turns fugitive as judge revokes bail and orders arrest

Islamabad - In a scene that could be part of an action movie, ex-president Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan stormed out of the court and into his bullet-proof car, fleeing before security forces were able to seize and arrest him.

'Suicidal' Oscar Pistorius files papers to leave South Africa

Pretoria - After reports emerged Sunday that Oscar Pistorius was "on the verge of suicide," lawyers for the Olympian sprinter are returning to court to seek lighter bail terms that would allow Pistorius to drink alcohol and travel overseas.

Oscar Pistorius 'on verge of suicide'

Pretoria - South African runner, Oscar Pistorius, may be "on the verge of suicide, his close friend, Mike Azzle, has revealed. Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend and rising legal fees have forced him to sell his belongings.

'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius on bail in Steenkamp shooting

Pretoria - In the bail hearing of the case of the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court in South Africa.

Assange's guarantors ask for halt of £140,000 bail payout

London - There were nine, high-profile supporters, who put up bail guarantees for Julian Assange. In court on Wednesday, they said they should not now be forced to pay this bail.

Cape Town man out on $1.3 million bail over ivory haul

Cape Town - A man from Milnerton, Cape Town has been charged with the illegal possesion of elephant tusks and ivory products worth an estimated R10 million or approximately $1.3 million USD.

OutKast rapper Big Boi arrested for possession of drugs in Miami

Miami - OutKast rapper Big Boi was arrested in Miami yesterday afternoon for possession of Ecstasy, MDMA and Viagra, it has been reported.

Court upholds decision to grant bail to Assange

London's High Court has rejected demands that Tuesday's court decision to bail WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be overturned. Assange is now expected to be freed soon under conditions.

Julian Assange not using condom, warrants arrest?

London - Not using a condom, can this land someone on the Interpol's Most Wanted list? This seems to be one of the accusations against Julian Assange that forced him to come in for questioning on Tuesday.

Mark Clemmons Should Have Been Behind Bars Sunday Special

The murder of four police officers in Parkland, Washington should not have had the chance to happen. the man accused of the ambush had been sentenced in Arkansas to 95 years. He was released after serving just 11 years and allowed to leave the state.

L.A. Sheriff Backs Off Jail Closures, Suggests Lower Bail

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca backed off his premature announcement that he will be closing two L.A. jails due to budget shortfalls, and is now suggesting reducing bail for non-violent offenders.

Britain bails out three banks, costing $63 billion

The British government has made an announcement that it is partially nationalizing three British banks with up to $63 billion of taxpayers' money. The unprecedented bail-out is an important step in thawing out frozen money markets.

Manchester United Football Star Released On Bail After Arrest On Rape Charge

Top UK football star, Jonny Evans has today, been released on police bail after being accused for raping a woman at the Manchester United Christmas party at a luxurious hotel. The allegation is still under police investigation

Kiefer! What's Going On?

Canadian star Keifer Sutherland was arrested on Thursday in Los Angeles for investigation of misdemeanour drunken driving. He made an illegal U-turn and failed a sobriety test at the scene.

Judge Allows Conrad Black to Remain Free on Bail Instead of Throwing Him in Jail

Today, a U.S. judge decided the convicted ex-press baron will be granted bail. The prosecution failed to prove Conrad Black was a flight risk, although the disgraced millionaire could still face jail time on his Nov. 30 sentencing date.

Op/Ed Update: Slavery case millionaires get bail, the question is will they also bail?

Varsha Mahender Sabhnani, 35, and her husband, Mahender Murlidhar Sabhnani, 51 will be allowed to post a $3.5 million dollars bail but they do have conditions attached. They are accused of keeping two Indonesian woman as slaves.

Pay Bail with Credit card?

Criminals are now in luck. They can now post bond right from jail with a credit card. Must be our lucky day. No wait. Not our lucky day. Theirs

Recent crimes focus attention on the process of bail and bond hearings

Now I understand why the 1 armed guy was able to break into all those cars...Why are felons getting bail??

Cops accused in bridge shootings get bail, can work

All seven policemen charged in the deadly bridge shootings after Hurricane Katrina will be allowed to post bail, a judge said Friday.

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Bedridden Carl Funk gets up and walks after judge frees him
Bedridden Carl Funk gets up and walks after judge frees him