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Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

Quebec City - A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday.Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years -- longer than usual -- before he can apply for parole.

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

Johanesburg - A South African appeals court increased Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend to 13 years and five months on Friday, marking a victory for prosecutors in a case that shocked the world.

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

Johanesburg - At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

Hong Kong - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city.

Another friend of Boston Marathon bombers sentenced to prison

Boston - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombers who had dinner with them after the 2013 attack but failed to notify the FBI immediately was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for misleading investigators.

Hong Kong woman faces up to seven years' prison for maid abuse

Hong Kong - The lawyer for a Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner said she was "not a monster" Friday, as a court prepared to sentence her to up to seven years in prison.

Australian on death row in Indonesia loses final appeal

Denpasar - An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has lost a bid for presidential clemency, his final chance to avoid execution, a court official said Thursday.

Palestinian gets life in jail for murder of three Israeli teens

Jerusalem - An Israeli military court on Tuesday handed three life sentences to a Palestinian militant convicted of organising the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

Pistorius jailed for five years

Pretoria - South African judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday sentenced Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013."Count one, culpable homicide, the sentence imposed is five years," Masipa said.

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

New York - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman was jailed for life on Tuesday after a US judge warned he remained a deadly threat to American citizens.

China jails British, US investigators hired by GSK

Beijing - A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a court said Friday.

2 of the Waterkloof Four re-arrested for partying in prison

Two of the Waterkloof Four have been re-arrested following a video they recorded in prison. In the video it appears they have smuggled alcohol into their cell, are partying, and looking hot for the camera.

Op-Ed: Two men convicted of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich

London - The two men accused of killing Fusilier Lee Rigby in May have been found guilty of murder. The two accused claimed they were soldiers of 'Allah', using that as their defense, but in the end the court convicted them of murder.

Letter campaign asks leniency for hacktivist Jeremy Hammond

A letter campaign is underway to provide letters of support for Jeremy Hammond prior to his sentencing on November 15th. Hammond has accepted a plea deal with a statutory maximum of 10 years.

Prosecutors appealing 30-day sentence for child rape

Prosecutors in the now notorious case of Stacey Rambold appealed to the Supreme Court, saying that Montana state law requires a minimum two-year sentence.

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

US whistleblower Bradley Manning, charged with releasing over 700,000 battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan to Wikileaks, received a sentence of 35 years in prison from a military court Wednesday.

Spanish child killer José Bretón receives 40-year sentence

José Bretón, the man recently convicted of murdering his two young children, has been sentenced to a total of 40 years in jail by a judge in Córdoba, Spain on Monday.

Dog killer makes Spanish legal history

Madrid - It has taken five years, but In a first for the Spanish courts, a Madrid man who killed his dog back in 2008 was on trial on Wednesday in the first-ever animal cruelty case in Spain.

Man sentenced to be paralyzed in Saudi Arabia

Ali Al-Khawahir was 14 when he stabbed and paralyzed his best friend 10 years ago. Now, in Code of Hammurabi fashion, Al-Khawahir faces the same fate.

Pussy Riot activist freed as band shortlisted for Sakharov Prize

As international accolades pour in for Russian punk band Pussy Riot, a Moscow court has released one of the three jailed activists, on probation.

Oregon man sentenced to jail for collecting rain water

Eagle Point - Gary Harrington, an Oregon man, will be spending a month in jail, after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges. His crime? "Illegally" collecting rain water on his own property.

Casey Anthony gets four years but will walk free July 17

Orlando - Accused and acquitted Casey Anthony has gotten a reduced four year sentence in jail with time served. In fact, she will be out on Wednesday which is sooner than most people expected.

American contractor sentenced to 15 years in Cuba

Alan Gross, a contractor from the U.S., was sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison for crimes against the state on Friday. The U.S. wants Gross to be returned home. It seems cut and dry but was Gross a pawn in what Cuba claims by the United States?

Man too drunk to be sentenced for second DUI

On September 18, 2009, Jason Botos, 29, was charged with impaired driving in an accident that involved multiple vehicles and left three people critically injured. It was not the start of his problems with the law nor was it the end of them.

Tibetan Producer Jailed For Film on Tibetan 'Resentment' Special

A Tibetan filmmaker has been sentenced to six years in prison for separatism by a court in China. Human rights groups and Reporters Without Borders have called for his release, to no avail.

China upholds death sentence for British heroin trafficker

Akmal Shaikh, a 53-year-old British man from London, will likely be the first British citizen executed in China in 50 years. Shaikh was found guilty of carrying drugs.

Madoff Decides Not to Appeal 150 Year Prison Sentence

In a statement issued by his lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin, self confessed fraudster Bernard Madoff has confirmed that he will not be appealing against the 150 year prison term that was imposed on him by a New York court on June 29.
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Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
Reo Thompson sentenced to 120 years in prison for murder.
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CONDEMNED: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stares at a security camera in a holdi...
CONDEMNED: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stares at a security camera in a holding cell at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013.
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MEMORY: A memorial honoring Sean Collier  the police officer killed as the Tsarnaev brothers tried t...
MEMORY: A memorial honoring Sean Collier, the police officer killed as the Tsarnaev brothers tried to escape Boston after the marathon bombings, is shown at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass.
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