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French mum jailed for 9 years for killing eight babies

Douai - A French court jailed a housewife for nine years Thursday for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father.

Health problems delay 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial

Deutschland - Closing arguments expected in the German trial of a former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" were postponed Thursday due to the ill health of the 94-year-old defendant.

French prosecutors seek 18 years for mum in baby murders

Douai - French prosecutors on Wednesday called for an 18-year jail term for a housewife on trial for allegedly murdering eight of her children at birth, with most of their corpses found hidden in her garage.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', survivor testify as trial nears end

Deutschland - A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a German courtroom Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict.

Cyprus sentences Lebanese to six years on bomb charges

Nicosia - Cyprus on Monday sentenced to six years in jail a Lebanese man who pleaded guilty to terror charges linked to 8.2 tonnes of potential bomb-making material found in his home.

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks.

Boston bomber back in court for death sentencing

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was back in court Wednesday to be sentenced to death by a US federal judge at an emotionally charged hearing where he will be offered a chance to speak.

Court quashes mum's bid to sue France for letting son join jihad

Paris - A French court on Tuesday threw out a case brought by a mother trying to sue the government for failing to stop her teenage son from leaving to join jihadists in Syria.

Italy denies role in CIA extraordinary rendition of imam

Strasbourg - Italy denied any involvement on Tuesday in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.

Amazon's reviews system is now intelligent and able to learn

Amazon has launched a refreshed reviews and ratings system which will make the overall customer consensus on a product clearer. The intelligent system will be able to give ratings priority depending on certain factors, creating a better average.

Three years' jail for death of Turkish-German heroine

Darmstadt - A German court on Tuesday jailed an 18-year-old man for three years over the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national heroine for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls.

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

Cairo - An Egyptian court upheld on Tuesday a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising.

Bahrain jails opposition chief Ali Salman for 4 years

Dubai - A Bahrain court jailed Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman for four years on Tuesday after convicting him of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Finnish mum gets life for killing five newborns

Helsinki - A Finnish court on Monday sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer.

French court acquits Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges

Lille - A French court acquitted former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of pimping charges on Friday, drawing a line under four years of legal woes over his sexual escapades that torpedoed his career.

Pimp or libertine? Strauss-Kahn to hear verdict in French trial

Lille - A French court will rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charges after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution.

Egypt court upholds 2012 football riot death sentences

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday upheld death sentences against 11 football fans over a February 2012 riot in the eastern city of Port Said that cost the lives of 74 people.

French mother sues government for letting son join Syria jihad

Paris - A French mother took the government to court on Tuesday for failing to stop her teenage son from leaving the country to join jihadists in Syria.

French 'anti-Islamophobia' group on trial for plotting attacks

Paris - Members of a French group that said it was formed to combat Islamophobia went on trial in Paris on Monday accused of plotting terrorist attacks.

Frenchwoman on trial for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A Frenchwoman went on trial Monday accused of conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Iran spy trial of Washington Post reporter resumes

Tehran - The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian on charges of spying on Iran resumed behind closed doors in Tehran on Monday, a news agency linked to the judiciary reported.

Saudi supreme court upholds jail, lashes for blogger

Dubai - Saudi Arabia's supreme court has upheld a sentence of 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes against blogger Raif Badawi on charges of insulting Islam, his wife said on Sunday.

Second Boston bomber friend jailed 3.5 years

New York - A second college friend of convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to jail on Friday for obstruction and conspiracy that impeded the FBI investigation into the 2013 attacks.

Egypt's Mubarak faces 3rd trial over protester murders

Cairo - Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak must stand trial for a third time over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the popular uprising that ousted him, a court ordered Thursday.

Egypt postpones final ruling on Morsi death sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

Former spies deny killing Serbian journalist

Belgrade - Three former Serbian intelligence officers on Monday pleaded not guilty at the beginning of their trial for the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija, a fierce critic of the country's then strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Eight convicted of fleecing French billionaire L'Oreal heiress

Bourdeaux - A French court on Thursday convicted eight members of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's entourage of exploiting the frail billionaire, with one ordered to repay her 158 million euros ($170 million).

S. Korea prosecutors appeal 'nut rage' verdict

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Thursday appealed a court decision that acquitted the eldest daughter of Korean Air's chairman of disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts.

French barman sentenced after man drinks 56 shots and dies

Clermont-ferrand - A French barman received a suspended jail sentence Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

U.S. blasts Iran's 'lack of transparency' in reporter trial

Washington - The United States on Tuesday blasted the "complete lack of transparency" in the trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and renewed calls for Tehran to drop "absurd" spying charges.
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