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German ex-cop jailed for cannibalism website killing

Dresden - A court sentenced a German former police officer to eight years and six months in jail Wednesday for killing a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.

Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial

Boston - Lawyers for alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quickly wrapped up their defense case on Tuesday as the four-week old trial entered its final stages.

Turkish court acquits all 236 suspects in coup plot retrial

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than 200 army officers accused of plotting a coup against the Islamic-rooted government in 2003.

Uganda bombing trial stalls after top prosecutor assassinated

Kanpala - A key trial in Uganda of 13 men accused of taking part in Al-Shebab bombings that killed 76 people in 2010 was postponed Tuesday after the top prosecutor was shot dead.

Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

Boston - US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears.

Sollecito feels 'reborn' after murder acquittal

Rome - Amanda Knox's ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito said Monday his acquittal for the grisly murder of a British student was like being "reborn", but being branded a murderer had inflicted permanent emotional damage.

AP journalist's killer in Afghanistan jailed for 20 years: CEO

Hong Kong - An Afghan policeman who shot dead a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photojournalist was imprisoned for 20 years over the weekend, after his death sentence was commuted, the AP's CEO said in Hong Kong on Monday.

Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.

Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

Rome - Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved.

Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

Rome - Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience.

Italy's top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate

Rome - Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed

Rome - An Italian prosecutor told the country's top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox's conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach".

Norwegian court ups jail term for mother who drowned infant

Oslo - A Norwegian appeals court increased jail terms Tuesday for a Norwegian woman who drowned her infant and her British lover who gave her instructions via a webcam.

Dutch seek five-year jail term for horsemeat scandal trader

Den Bosch - Dutch prosecutors demanded Tuesday a five-year sentence for a local meat wholesaler suspected of being a key player in Europe's massive 2013 horsemeat scandal.

Amanda Knox faces extradition battle if Italy upholds murder conviction

Rome - Italy's top court will review American Amanda Knox's conviction Wednesday in the gory murder of a British student, potentially opening the door to a fierce extradition battle in a case that has riveted the world.

Senegal ex-president's son Karim Wade jailed for graft

Dakar - Karim Wade, the high-flying son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade bidding to follow his father to the top office, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison in a deeply divisive graft case.

Suspended sentence in Picasso 'stolen works' trial

Magagnosc - A French court Friday handed down a two-year suspended sentence to a former electrician and his wife, who hid 271 Picasso works in their garage for close to 40 years.

French comic Dieudonne fined for anti-Semitic comments

Paris - A French court on Thursday fined Dieudonne 22,500 euros ($24,000) for anti-Semitic comments, the second time in two days the French comic has been convicted for his controversial remarks.

Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial over rice scheme

Bangkok - Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

French police deny knowing electrocuted teens were in danger

Rennes - Two French police officers accused of failing to prevent the deaths of a pair of teenagers a decade ago that triggered nationwide rioting, broke down in tears as they took the stand on Wednesday.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.

French comedian Dieudonne receives suspended jail sentence

Paris - A French court handed controversial French comedian Dieudonne a two-month suspended jail sentence on Wednesday for condoning terrorism after a comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the jihadists who attacked Paris.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.

Egypt policeman to face trial in death of woman protester

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor referred on Tuesday a police officer to trial for allegedly shooting to death a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally in central Cairo.

German art dealer gets six years in jail for cheating Aldi heir

Berlin - A German court on Monday sentenced Helge Achenbach, one of the country's best-known art dealers, to six years in prison for defrauding the heir of the Aldi supermarket chain.

Swede convicted for posting private sex tape online

Stockholm - A Swedish man was ordered Monday to pay damages to his ex-girlfriend for posting a video online of them having sex, the first such ruling in the Scandinavian country.

Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks suspect

Islamabad - A Pakistan court on Friday cancelled a detention order against the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, potentially paving the way for his release.

'Bunga bunga for everyone', Berlusconi back on campaign trail

Rome - Less than 24 hours after his final acquittal of paying for underage sex and abusing power, Silvio Berlusconi was back on the campaign trail Wednesday promising "Bunga bunga for everyone!".

Ivory Coast's 'Iron Lady' Gbagbo jailed for 20 years

Abidjan - A court in Ivory Coast on Tuesday sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of "undermining state security" during post-election violence in 2010-2011 that left nearly 3,000 dead.

Greek neo-Nazi party trial to begin April 20

Atenas - The trial of 72 people linked to Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and accused of crimes including murder and participation in a criminal organization will begin April 20, a court source said Monday.
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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...
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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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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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