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U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Aug 7, 2014

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict at a U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity, marking the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court. Prosecutors are demanding life in jail for ...

Jul 27, 2014

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows: police

Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy that resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families. A tiny number of families own huge tracts ...

Jul 17, 2014

Romanian princess admits running cockfighting ring in Oregon

A Romanian princess and her husband pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of running an illegal gambling operation over their involvement in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon. Irina Walker, 61, daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, and her husband, John Walker, ...

Jul 14, 2014

China indicts U.S.-British couple in GlaxoSmithKline data-selling case

Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him. Prosecutors in Shanghai filed charges of illegally obtaining ...

Jul 10, 2014

U.S. police seek graphic photos of teen in sexting case

A U.S. teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old’s erect penis to ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. couple arrested over 'caged' autistic boy

A Californian couple have been arrested for allegedly keeping their 11-year-old autistic son in a metal cage designed for an animal, police said Wednesday. The boy, who is unable to communicate, has been taken into protective custody with his younger siblings following their parents’ ...

Jun 30, 2014

Pakistan girl dies after suitor sets her on fire

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in gasoline and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday. It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province within days, following ...