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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.

Reeva Steenkamp's family in state of shock at Pistorius verdict

Pretoria - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have reacted with shock and disbelief after a judge acquitted star athlete Oscar Pistorius of her murder, convicting him of the lesser charge of culpable homicide."We were shocked. Shocked.

Pistorius verdict 'not right' say Reeva Steenkamp's parents

Johannesburg - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, reacted with disbelief at a judge's decision to acquit the star athlete of murder charges.

Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was convicted Friday of culpable homicide for shooting his lover Reeva Steenkamp, but walked free on bail ahead of what could still be a stiff prison sentence.

Oscar Pistorius faces judgement for culpable homicide

Pretoria - Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius arrived in court on Friday to face judgement for culpable homicide, a verdict that will decide if the famed "Blade Runner" walks free after his shock murder acquittal.

Cleared of murder, Pistorius faces homicide verdict

Pretoria - Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murdering his model girlfriend in a shock decision that legal experts described as too lenient.

Pistorius found not guilty of murdering girlfriend

Pretoria - A sobbing Oscar Pistorius was acquitted Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, but the South African celebrity athlete dubbed the "Blade Runner" still faces judgement on a lesser culpable homicide charge.

Pistorius weeps as judge begins murder trial verdict

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius wept in the dock on Thursday as a judge began handing down her verdict on whether the star Paralympian was guilty of the Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend.

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius

Pretoria - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.

Pistorius house 'a good buy', says new owner

Pretoria - Where others might see a house of horror, Louwtjie Louwrens -- the man who bought Oscar Pistorius's home -- thinks he got the deal of a lifetime and a secure residence, even if his wife isn't so sure.

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel wins conditional release

Fleury-m - Jerome Kerviel, the French rogue trader who brought one of Europe's biggest banks to the verge of ruin with nearly five billion euros in losses, left prison Monday after winning conditional release."I am super happy to leave today ...

War crimes court delays Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday asked judges to indefinitely postpone the start of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial, saying Nairobi was refusing to cooperate.

Peanut butter contamination, manager testifies against company

A trial is ongoing relating to peanut butter products contamination in the U.S., dating back to 2008 and 2009. This was one of the most serious food poisoning events in history. The prosecution argue that the company was negligent.

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel to be freed from prison

Paris - Jerome Kerviel, the rogue trader imprisoned after losing nearly five billion euros through risky bets at French bank Societe Generale, will be freed next week, his lawyer said Thursday.

Greenpeace members defend daring French nuclear protest

Colmar - Greenpeace activists who launched an audacious break-in at France's oldest nuclear power plant to highlight weaknesses at atomic installations defended their actions at the start of their trial Thursday.

French court to make privacy ruling on Hollande affair actress snap

Nanterre - A French court is set to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car.

S. Africa convicts 4 of plot to kill Rwandan ex-general

- A South African court on Friday convicted four men of attempting to murder a Rwandan former general who had fled after falling out with the east African country's president, Paul Kagame.

Captain blames company for South Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry Friday pinned the blame on the ship's operator for one of the nation's worst maritime disasters, saying it was standard practice to overload the vessel and overlook safety checks.

Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit

Bangkok - A Thai court on Thursday dismissed murder charges against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody 2010 protest crackdown, months after a military coup tipped the balance of power in the politically divided nation.

German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing

Dresden - A German police officer went on trial Friday accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists so he could make a grisly pornographic home video.

German cop to go on trial over cannibalism website killing

Berlin - A German police officer will go on trial Friday accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.

S. Africa court rules murder suspect Dewani fit to stand trial

Cape Town - A British millionaire businessman suspected of the 2010 honeymoon murder of his wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court ruled on Friday.

Egypt's Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

Cairo - An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

German trial of 'serial Autobahn shooter' begins

Munich - A truck driver accused of a five-year indiscriminate shooting spree on German motorways to teach other road users a "lesson" went on trial on Monday.Prosecutors say the man, identified as Michael Harry K.

Pistorius trial concludes, verdict set for Sept 11

Pretoria - A verdict in the high profile murder trial of sports star Oscar Pistorius has been set for September 11, after lawyers on Friday wrapped up five months of drama-filled proceedings.

Pistorius lawyer says 'cold facts' do not prove murder

Oscar Pistorius's defence lawyer said Friday the 'cold facts' did not prove the star sprinter had intended to kill his model girlfriend, as he launched a final bid to save the "Blade Runner" from life in prison.

Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Phnom Penh - Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Phnom Penh - Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity at Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal, the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court.
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