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Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

ETA militants jailed for six to eight years in France

Paris - Four militants from the Basque separatist group ETA captured in northern France in 2011 were given prison sentences of six to eight years on Friday by a Paris court.

China rejects Uighur scholar's appeal against life sentence

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent.

S. Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

Seoul - The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Romania ex-prison boss 'must pay' for deaths: Inmate

Bucharest - The last surviving inmate from a notorious communist-era Romanian prison told a court Wednesday its one-time boss "must pay" for his cruelty at the jail where at least 14 died of cold and hunger.

Cambodia judge presses KRouge accused to end court boycott

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court overseeing the genocide trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders threatened on Monday to assign one of them lawyers, after his defence team continued to boycott the UN-backed tribunal.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry gets 36-year sentence

Gwangju - Gasps and screams filled a Gwangju courtroom Tuesday after the captain of a passenger ferry that killed more than 300 -- mostly high school students -- when it sank off South Korea last year was sentenced to 36 years in prison for negligence.

Korea ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder

Gwangju - The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives was jailed for 36 years Tuesday, but acquitted of murdering those who died in the disaster.

Judgement in murder trial of South Korea ferry captain

Gwangju - A South Korean court will Tuesday deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country's worst peacetime disasters, as officials finally ended the long search for bodies.

Italy quake experts win appeal in 'science on trial' case

Rome - Seven Italian scientists who faced jail for failing to predict a deadly 2009 earthquake were cleared Monday of manslaughter convictions that had sparked international outrageThe seven men were sentenced to six years in jail in October 2012 after a cour...

Kenyan priest sentenced to death for Italian bishop's murder

Nairobi - A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others were sentenced to death Thursday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago.

Egypt jails eight men for three years over 'gay marriage'

Cairo - An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years on Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet.

German court jails serial 'Autobahn shooter' for 10 years

Berlin - A German court jailed a truck driver for 10 and a half years Thursday for attempted murder for shooting more than 700 times at other motorists from behind the wheel.The 58-year-old identified as Michael Harry K.

Italy's president testifies at Mafia trial

Rome - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano gave evidence Tuesday at a landmark trial in which state officials are accused of making a secret deal with the Mafia in the 1990s.

Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicenced and violent protest, after international calls to free the defendants.

French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

Lyon - A French court on Friday authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety if the move goes ahead.

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre'

Washington - Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America's involvement in Iraq.

'We don't want revenge' on Pistorius, says Steenkamp's mother

London - The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend said Wednesday she did not want "revenge", a day after the disgraced South African athlete began serving a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

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.

Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

Pretoria - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation.

Pistorius siblings speak out on eve of sentencing

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister on Monday gave a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of South Africa's star athlete for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leader says conviction a 'fairy tale'

Phnom Penh - A former Khmer Rouge leader branded his conviction for crimes against humanity a "child's fairy tale" at a UN-backed court in Cambodia Friday, as he faced further charges of genocide, forced marriage and rape.

Pistorius sentence set for Tuesday

Pretoria - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing on Friday and scheduled the handing down of his sentence for Tuesday 21 October.

Steenkamp cousin says Pistorius must 'pay' for killing

Pretoria - A cousin of slain South African model Reeva Steenkamp made a tearful plea Thursday for Oscar Pistorius "to pay" for killing her, as prosecutors sought at his sentencing hearing to see the Paralympic athlete sent to jail.

Reeva Steenkamp's death 'ruined family', court hears

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius "ruined our whole family" when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a South African court heard Wednesday, as prosecutors turned the spotlight firmly back on the victim in a last-ditch attempt to secure a prison sentence for the Paralympic athlet...

Light Pistorius sentence could spark 'crisis of trust'

Pretoria - Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning Wednesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African public.

Pistorius should get community service, says prison official

Pretoria - A South African prison official on Monday recommended Oscar Pistorius clean a museum as punishment for shooting dead his girlfriend, sparking prosecution anger in a court weighing what sentence to give the Paralympian.

Sewol captain admits he 'deserves death penalty' for ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain in charge of the Sewol ferry when it sank told a South Korean court Wednesday that he "deserved the death penalty" but denied sacrificing passenger's lives to save his own.

Jail term demanded for son of S. Korean ferry owner

Seoul - The eldest son of the South Korean tycoon blamed for April's ferry disaster appeared in court Wednesday on embezzlement charges, in the first court appearance by any member of the reclusive billionaire family on charges linked to the Sewol ferry disast...

Kenya leader arrives at ICC for landmark hearing

Den Haag - Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.
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Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the courtroom during their trial at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on August 7, 2014
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