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Former China provincial governor on trial for graft

Bejing - The former deputy Communist chief of China's Sichuan province went on trial for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

Harrowing victim testimony in Boston bomber sentencing

Boston - Relatives of the policeman shot dead after the Boston bombings gave harrowing testimony as the defense downplayed a new video of convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipping his middle finger.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' describes 'orderly' death camp at trial

Berlin - The trial of German former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", heard horrific descriptions Wednesday of the Nazi death camp, from prisoners' arrivals to grisly "medical" experiments.

Israel court jails Belgian for spying for Iran

Lod - An Israeli court sentenced an Iranian-born Belgian to seven years in prison Tuesday after convicting him of spying for Tehran posing as a businessman.

Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

Berlin - Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday.

German court to try 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 93

Berlin - A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims' relatives expected in the courtroom.

Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ex-president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years over abuses of protesters but acquitted him of charges that would have seen the Islamist leader face the death penalty.

'America's worst nightmare' deserves death, trial hears

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is "America's worst nightmare" and deserves to die for perpetrating one of the bloodiest attacks on US soil since 9/11, his trial heard Tuesday.

South Korea prosecutors seek 3-year jail term for nut rage heiress

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors urged an appeals court Monday to increase the prison sentence given to a Korean Air heiress for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts to three years.

Greek Golden Dawn trial opens with top defendants absent

Atenas - The trial of 69 members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on charges of running a criminal organisation began Monday in the absence of the party leader and other main defendants.

Greece uneasy as trial opens for neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

Atenas - Dozens of people linked to Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party go on trial Monday on charges ranging from murder to participation in a criminal organisation, as officials brace for trouble among rival protesters at the scene.

Greece set for trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

Atenas - Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Cairo - An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that left 74 people dead.

Death or prison: Jurors to seal Boston bomber's fate

Boston - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must face death for the attack that killed three people and wounded 254, prosecutors will argue when a court this week begins weighing up his fate.

Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

Cairo - Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

'I am not a murderer', says charged Turkey mine chief

Akhisar - The chief executive of the mine where 301 miners died in 2014 in Turkey's deadliest industrial accident on Thursday insisted he was not a murderer and said he was still struggling to understand the causes of the tragedy.

Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power

Cairo - A Cairo criminal court jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years Wednesday after he was convicted of abusing his powers, an official said.

Turkey mine chiefs on trial over Soma tragedy

Akhisar - Eight former managers from the mine where Turkey's worst industrial disaster occurred in May 2014 appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges, with prosecutors demanding they spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Japanese journalist meets PM after South Korea lifts travel ban

Toukyo - A Japanese journalist on trial in Seoul for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye met the Japanese premier Wednesday, a day after his travel ban was eased.

Blackwater guards get heavy sentences in 2007 Iraq killings

Washington - A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences Monday for their roles in a 2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians dead.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood head, 13 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others over Islamist protest violence, while the jailing of a US-Egyptian citizen for life was slammed by the White House.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood chief, 11 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and jailed a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence.

In the shadow of Greek prison, locals dread Golden Dawn trial

Atenas - They have learned to live with over 2,000 prisoners on their doorstep, some of them notorious extremists and hardened killers.

Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks 'mastermind,' angering India

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities have freed the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks on bail, officials said Friday, in a move that swiftly drew furious condemnation from India.

Guilty: Boston jury convicts surviving marathon bomber

Boston - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of planting bombs that killed three and injured hundreds of others at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and now faces either the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole.

Jury's next decision: Life or death for Boston bomber?

Boston - Convicted in the worst attacks on US soil since 9/11, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a new court date with the same jury, which now must decide if the Boston Marathon bomber must pay for his crimes with his life.

Tsarnaev guilty on 30 counts over 2013 Boston bombings

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty after a jury unanimously convicted him Wednesday of carrying out the worst attack in the United States since the 9/11 hijackings.

Dutch wholesaler jailed for selling horsemeat as beef

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday jailed wholesaler Willy Selten for two-and-a-half years for selling horsemeat passed off as beef during Europe's massive 2013 meat scandal.

S. Korea prosecutors seek death penalty for Sewol ferry captain

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday urged an appeals court to hand down the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank a year ago, accusing him of intentionally abandoning more than 300 people to their certain deaths.

French senator found dead before 'Chinese wedding' trial

Tours - A French senator and former mayor of Tours, due to stand trial in a corruption case over fake Chinese wedding trips in the picturesque Loire valley city, killed himself Tuesday before the trial opened, authorities said.
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