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South Korean ex-president Lee ordered back to prison for 17 years

Seoul - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was ordered back to prison Thursday as the country's Supreme Court upheld a 17-year jail term for bribery and embezzlement offences.

Ghosn's trial to be delayed possibly until next year: media

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's trial, which was expected to begin in September, will be delayed, local media said Saturday, hinting that it may not start this year.

Ghosn wins bail in Japan but banned from seeing wife

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn emerged from his Tokyo detention centre in the late hours of Thursday after accepting bail of $4.5 million under strict conditions including restrictions on seeing his wife.

Lawyer sorry for 'tainting' Ghosn's fame with workman disguise

Apo - A lawyer representing ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Friday apologised for "tainting" the tycoon's reputation by suggesting he disguise himself as a workman to leave detention on bail.

Third time lucky: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn wins bail in Japan

Apo - Former auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday as a Tokyo court unexpectedly granted him bail after more than three months in a detention cell.

Singer R. Kelly, facing sex abuse charges, gets $1 million bail

Chicago - A US judge set $1 million bail for R&B superstar R. Kelly on Saturday after prosecutors laid out graphic details of charges that he sexually abused four victims, three of them minors.

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

Apo - Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch personal appeal by the former Nissan boss.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan released from French jail

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges of raping two women, was released on bail Friday after he persuaded judges he was not a flight threat.

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan wins bail in France rape case

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday won conditional release as the allegations continued to be investigated, his lawyer told AFP.

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
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