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US judge sides with artist forced to prove painting is not his

Chicago - In a court case with repercussions for the art world and millions of dollars at stake, a US judge ruled Tuesday in favor of an artist who was sued for denying a painting was his.

Missing translator delays Bangkok shrine bomb trial

Bangkok - The trial of two Chinese Uighurs accused of killing 20 people when they allegedly bombed a Bangkok shrine was postponed Tuesday because the men still do not have a translator.

German reality TV star fined for 'false' rape accusation

Berlin - A German court Monday convicted a reality TV star of falsely accusing two men of rape, capping a case that spurred a national campaign for tougher laws against sex crimes.

Popular Mali radio presenter released: reports

Bamako - A popular radio presenter in Mali who was arrested earlier this week was released Thursday, local media reported, a day after violent clashes between his supporters and police left one dead.

South African woman jailed for baby kidnapping

Cape Town - A South African court on Monday jailed a woman for 10 years for kidnapping a newborn baby and raising her as her own, before an astonishing coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.

Jailed Egypt photographer says he's been 'forgotten'

Cairo - Shouting to make himself heard from the soundproof glass dock during a break in his trial, Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour said he feels he has been "forgotten" in prison.

Germany jails Yugoslav spy chiefs for life

Berlin - A German court Wednesday sentenced two former top Yugoslavian spies to life imprisonment for the 1983 murder of a dissident in then West Germany.

Ex-Ceausescu officials charged over death of Romanian dissident

Bucharest - Four former communist officials in Romania, including the head of the hated secret police and the then interior minister, will go on trial over the 1985 death of a dissident, prosecutors said Monday.

Jailed ex-Chad dictator Habre ordered to compensate victims

Dakar - Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for crimes against humanity, was ordered Friday to pay what could amount to tens of millions of euros to his thousands of victims.

Russian snowplough driver admits guilt over Total boss jet crash

Moscow - A Russian snowplough driver on Thursday pleaded guilty to causing the fatal 2014 Moscow airport jet crash that killed the head of French oil giant Total.

Turkish coup suspects in Greece win asylum case delay

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled the failed coup to Greece have been given more time to press their asylum claims, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Suspects in murder of Kremlin critic Nemtsov face jury trial

Moscow - Five suspects in the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose killing unleashed global condemnation, will face a jury trial in Moscow, a court ruled Tuesday.

Child killer gets life for murdering migrant boy, German

Potsdam - A former German security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Trial opens over murder of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Moscow - A Moscow military court on Monday began an initial closed-door hearing in the trial of the suspects in the shock murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov last year, a lawyer said.

Croatia quashes controversial WWII cardinal verdict

Zagreb - A Croatian court on Friday quashed a communist era verdict convicting a controversial World War II-era cardinal for collaborating with the Nazis, infuriating neighbouring Serbia.

Turkish coup suspects moved to Athens for asylum verdict

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to Greece were moved to Athens on Friday, a police source said, where authorities will examine their asylum pleas.

Greek court hands suspended sentence to Turkish officers who fled coup

Alexandro - A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to suspended two-month prison terms, an AFP reporter said.

Mother jailed in Germany for killing four babies

Coburg - A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases was convicted Wednesday of killing four of her babies and handed a 14-year jail sentence.

Turkish envoy urges swift return of coup asylum seekers from Greece

Atenas - Turkey's ambassador on Tuesday urged Greece to swiftly return eight military officers who fled across the border after last week's failed coup, warning the affair could harm bilateral relations.

Lebanon charges three over suicide bombings

Birut - Lebanon's military prosecutor has charged three people, including two Syrians, with links to the Islamic State group and involvement in suicide bombings in a village on the Syrian border.

Austria jihad recruiter sentenced to 20 years

Vienna - A Muslim preacher at the centre of an Austrian jihad propaganda network was sentenced to 20 years in jail for recruiting young fighters to the Islamic State group.

Mother admits killing babies in German infanticide case

Coburg - A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases, involving eight dead babies, confessed Tuesday to killing several of them but said she could not remember how many.

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok freed on bail

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok was granted bail Tuesday, clearing the path to appeal his graft conviction over a high-profile cash for favours scandal. Kwok was jailed in 2014 over a series of payments totaling HK$8.5 million (US$1.

Rwandan ex-mayors to appeal French life terms over genocide

Paris - Two former Rwandan mayors will appeal their conviction and life sentences for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, their lawyers said Thursday.

Journalists acquitted, Spanish prelate guilty in Vatileaks

Vatican City - Two investigative journalists accused of publishing stolen papers which exposed scandal in the Vatican were acquitted Thursday, while a whistle-blowing Spanish prelate was sentenced to jail time in the Vatileaks trial.

Journalists acquitted in Vatileaks trial

Vatican City - Two investigative journalists at the heart of a controversial leaks trial at the Vatican were acquitted Thursday after judges ruled they did not have the authority to examine their cases.

Irish republican to stand trial over 1972 McConville killing

London - A prominent Irish republican will stand trial over the IRA murder of a Belfast mother more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious incidents in Northern Ireland's "Troubles", a judge ruled Thursday.

French court jails two Rwandan mayors for life over genocide

Paris - In a landmark ruling, a Paris court jailed for life Wednesday two former Rwandan mayors accused of orchestrating the massacre of hundreds of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

Brother of Paris attacker gets nine years over Syria trip

Paris - The brother of one of the jihadists who blew themselves up in the deadly Paris attacks last November was jailed Wednesday for nine years on terror-related charges.

Prosecutors seek prison terms in 'Vatileaks' case

Vatican City - Vatican prosecutors Monday demanded prison sentences for a senior clergyman, a communications consultant and a journalist accused of involvement in the leak of sensitive Holy See documents dubbed "Vatileaks".
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia  Italy  during her murder tri...
CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on A...
LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
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CONVICTED: Radical Islamic preacher Mustafa Kamel Mustafa of London  also known as Abu Hamza al-Masr...
CONVICTED: Radical Islamic preacher Mustafa Kamel Mustafa of London, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted on terrorism charges in New York on Monday.
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French lawyer Chloe Arnoux, lawyer for the plaintiffs in the trial of a Chinese couple accused of having killed the parents of a baby that had died in the babysitter's care, addresses the media on January 19, 2016 at a Paris courthouse
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