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Hong Kong tycoon, former official guilty of corruption

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption on Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance.

Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from India.

Boston suspect makes rare court appearance

Boston - Shaggy-haired, bearded and attentive, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in 17 months Thursday, at a brief court hearing before his trial next month.

Pakistan court grants bail to alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, lawyers told AFP, prompting India to demand an appeal.

Dutch populist Wilders to be tried for 'fewer Moroccans' vow

Den Haag - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday.

Concordia skipper claims ship was 30 seconds from avoiding disaster

Rome - The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia claimed at his manslaughter trial Saturday that "with 30 more seconds" -- and warning from his crew -- the cruise ship's deadly crash could have been averted."We almost managed to avoid the rock.

I.Coast's Ble Goude to face trial for crimes against humanity

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a close ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, to stand trial for crimes against humanity linked to a 2010-11 post-election crisis.

Dewani leaves South Africa after honeymoon murder acquittal

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani flew out of South Africa on Tuesday, a day after he was acquitted of murdering his bride during their honeymoon in a case that captured international attention.

Murdered bride's family slams Dewani decision

Cape Town - The family of a murdered Swedish bride whose millionaire husband was cleared of her killing have blasted the decision by a South African judge not to put him on the stand during his sensational trial.

British millionaire Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder

Cape Town - Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani walked free Monday after a South African judge cleared him of murdering his Swedish bride after a sensational trial where his sexuality played a key role.

Judge to rule on Dewani honeymoon murder case

Cape Town - A South African judge will rule Monday on whether charges that millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani murdered his bride on their honeymoon should be thrown out of court.

Former maid tells Hong Kong court of 'torture' by employer

Hong Kong - An Indonesian former maid on Monday told a court for the first time how she was starved, beaten and ritually humiliated by her Hong Kong employers in a case that has sparked international outrage.

Kenya's president 'vindicated' after ICC drops charges

Den Haag - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said he had been "vindicated" after the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped charges of crimes against humanity against him on Friday.

Russia convicts accomplices in Volgograd bombing

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday convicted four men for helping orchestrate twin suicide blasts in 2013 that killed 34 people, handing down sentences of up to 19 years in detention.

War crimes court drops case against Kenyatta

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday dropped crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, dealing a massive blow to the tribunal after a long-running and troubled case.

Concordia skipper says delayed evacuation saved lives

Rome - The captain of the Costa Concordia told his manslaughter trial Wednesday that gravity not cowardice had been behind his decision to abandon ship with passengers and crew still aboard.

ICC gives prosecutors one-week deadline to finalise Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday gave prosecutors a final week either to strengthen or drop crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying a trial could not be postponed any longer.

French families of switched-at-birth girls in court

Grasse - For years, two French couples had doubts over whether their daughters were really theirs and a DNA test eventually confirmed their worst fears, revealing the girls were switched at birth.

Concordia skipper admits showing off, but not to blonde

- Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino told a court Tuesday that he was showing off when he steered the cruise ship onto rocks off the Italian island of Giglio.

U.S. pair stuck in Qatar despite acquittal over daughter's death

Doha - An American couple remained in Qatar Monday after being barred from flying home despite being acquitted of parental neglect over their adopted daughter's death, their representative and U.S. officials said.

US pair acquitted over daughter death 'banned from leaving Qatar'

Doha - A Qatari appeals court on Sunday acquitted a US couple of parental neglect over their adopted daughter's death, but the couple said they were later prevented from leaving the country.

Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a murder charge against Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising, sparking clashes in Cairo between police and protesters that killed one person.

Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his three-decade rule.

Egypt's Mubarak in court for murder verdict

Cairo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Saturday for the verdict in his murder retrial over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that unseated him.

Verdict due in murder retrial of Egypt's Mubarak

Cairo - An Egyptian court is to deliver Saturday its verdict in the murder retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, almost four years after he was overthrown in a popular uprising.

Japanese journalist denies defaming South Korea president

Seoul - A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.

Egypt jails 78 boys for pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said.

Dewani honeymoon murder case decision delayed

Cape Town - British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his bride on their honeymoon.

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.
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