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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.

Kenyan leader in Netherlands ahead of landmark ICC hearing

Schiphol - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Tuesday ahead of a landmark appearance before the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

'Bisexual' Dewani pleads not guilty of Cape Town honeymoon murder

Cape Town - In an explosive opening to his long-awaited trial Monday, British millionaire Shrien Dewani pleaded not guilty to murdering his young bride while on honeymoon in Cape Town but admitted having paid male prostitutes for sex.

Kenyan president Kenyatta to attend International Criminal Court

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will go to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity, becoming the first sitting president to appear.

British millionaire on trial for wife's murder in Cape Town

Johannesburg - A British millionaire goes on trial Monday accused of masterminding the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town four years ago.

Egypt acquits 112 on appeal over protest law

Cairo - An appeals court in Egypt Sunday acquitted 112 people convicted of holding an illegal protest on the third anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources said.

Egypt's Mubarak arrives at court for murder verdict

Cairo - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived at court on Saturday for the verdict in his murder retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Abu Qatada walks free after Jordan terror acquittal

Amman - Radical cleric Abu Qatada was acquitted of terrorism charges by a Jordanian court Wednesday and freed from jail, ending more than a decade of legal cases against the firebrand preacher.

Romanian Communist-era prison boss's trial set to start

Bucharest - A trial that some have dubbed the "Romanian Nuremberg" opens Wednesday in Bucharest, with the head of a brutal communist-era labour camp, known as the "prison of silence," charged with crimes against humanity.

U.S. jury finds Arab Bank liable for backing terrorism

New York - In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.

Argentina tries doctors for dictatorship baby thefts

Buenos Aires - Two doctors and a midwife went on trial in Argentina on Wednesday accused of delivering political prisoners' babies and helping the country's former military regime steal them from their parents.

First German trial of 'Islamic State jihadist' opens

Frankfurt - An alleged German jihadist went on trial Monday accused of fighting in Syria for the Islamic State group, amid calls for tougher action to prevent attacks in Europe by militants.

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.
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Journalists watch a live video feed of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer...
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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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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