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Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

Aug 21, 2014

Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

Kung-fu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a “deep bow of apology” after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use. Jackie Chan, 60, served as a goodwill spokesman for the China National Anti-Drug Committee in 2009, ...

Aug 15, 2014

Life in prison for killer of India's 'Bandit Queen'

The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” was sentenced Thursday to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from ...

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

Aug 9, 2014

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a British corporate investigator to 2½ years in prison for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, who ...

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 ...