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Verdict due in S.African family axe murder trial

Cape Town - A South African judge on Monday prepared to deliver a verdict in the high-profile trial of a man accused of killing his wealthy parents and his brother in a frenzied axe attack.

French court upholds ex-minister's fraud conviction, but no jail

Paris - A French appeals court on Tuesday upheld a tax fraud conviction against former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, whose hidden overseas accounts became one of the most embarrassing episodes of Francois Hollande's Socialist presidency.

Last Paris attacks suspect not to appeal Belgium sentence

Apo - Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, will not appeal his 20-year prison term over a gun battle with police in Brussels that led to his capture, his lawyer says Monday.

Iran sentences eight alleged IS members to death

Tehran - Iran has sentenced to death eight alleged members of the Islamic State group in connection with deadly twin attacks in Tehran in June last year, the judiciary's news agency said on Sunday.

Trial of Italian who shot migrants opens in Italy

Rome - The trial of Luca Traini, a far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the Italian town of Macerata opened Wednesday.

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Bejing - A former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped as a potential successor to President Xi Jinping was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in Xi's sweeping anti-corruption crusade.

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Bejing - A former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption crusade.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murder

Copenhagen - A Danish inventor found guilty of the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has appealed his life sentence but is not contesting the verdict, prosecutors said Monday.

'Kidnapped' Vietnam oil exec withdraws life sentence appeal

Hanoi - A Vietnamese oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany withdrew his appeal against a life sentence for corruption Monday, as Slovakia distanced itself from reports its plane was used to brazenly abduct him.

IS suspects stand trial for Iran attacks

Tehran - Twenty-six alleged members of the Islamic State group went on trial in Iran on Saturday over attacks last year on parliament and the tomb of revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini, local media reported.

Spanish anger grows over gang's rape acquittal

Madrid - Thousands of people staged a second day of protests in Spain on Friday after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival and sentenced them to a lesser offence.

Cosby: from US cultural icon to convicted sex offender

Norristown - From US cultural icon blazing past racial barriers to convicted sex offender: Thursday's guilty verdict will now likely see Bill Cosby, "America's Dad," swap a life of wealth and privilege for prison.

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

Norristown - US television icon Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault Thursday in the first celebrity courtroom battle of the #MeToo era -- a combative retrial that capped his fall from grace and offered vindication to scores of women who accused him of abuses...

'Pack' gang jailed for nine years as rape acquittal sparks protests

Madrid - Protesters took to the streets in Spain Thursday after five men were acquitted of gang raping a woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival but were sentenced to nine years' jail for the lesser offence of sexual abuse.

Prosecutors seek life term for Stockholm truck attacker

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Thursday called for a life sentence for an Uzbek asylum seeker who admitted to mowing down pedestrians in a deadly April 2017 truck attack, as his terrorism trial winds up.

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

Norristown - A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

Turkey opposition journalists demand acquittal in terror trial

Silivri - Defence lawyers for journalists from one of Turkey's biggest opposition newspapers on Wednesday called for their acquittal of terror-related charges in a case condemned by critics as an attack on press freedom.

US jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial

Norristown - A Pennsylvania jury began deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

Danish submariner Peter Madsen: a dark inventor turned murderer

Copenhagen - Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen was well-known at home for his eccentric ambitions to develop rockets and space travel, but few knew about his macabre fantasies involving violent sex, beheaded women and snuff films.

Danish submariner to receive verdict over journalist murder

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen court is to rule Wednesday whether Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall onboard his vessel before chopping up her corpse and tossing the body parts into the sea last year.

Con man versus pathological liar? Closings at Cosby trial

Norristown - A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar?

Defense urges US jury to acquit Bill Cosby

Norristown - Bill Cosby's lawyers Tuesday urged a US jury to acquit the disgraced star of alleged sexual assault and save him from "ruin," savaging the case against him in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi terror trial enters final phase

Munich - A defence lawyer for Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi trio, Tuesday launched final arguments, signalling the end phase of a mammoth murder and terrorism trial.

Turkey newspaper chief slams journalist terror trial

Silivri - The chairman of the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet on Tuesday denied charges his staff aided a terrorist organisation, days before a final verdict in a trial dismissed by critics as an attack on press freedom.

Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years in Belgium

Apo - A Belgian court on Monday said the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, remained "dangerous" as it sentenced him to 20 years in prison over a gunbattle with police in Brussels that led to his capture.

Life term sought for Danish submariner over dead journalist

Copenhagen - Danish prosecutors on Monday called for a life sentence for submarine builder Peter Madsen who is on trial for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his vessel last year, mutilating her corpse and throwing her body parts in the sea....

Verdict for Paris suspect Abdeslam in Belgian trial

Apo - A Belgian court will give its verdict Monday on Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris Islamist attacks, over a bloody 2016 shootout with police in Brussels that led to his capture.

Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes nationality

Dubai - A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a "terrorist group", a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday.
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