Executions delayed as Australian ex-leaders plead for lives of Bali pair

Feb 17, 2015

Executions delayed as Australian ex-leaders plead for lives of Bali pair

Indonesia has postponed the transfer of five convicts, including two Australians, to another prison for execution, prompted by medical concerns and families’ requests to spend more time with the prisoners, the attorney general’s office said Tuesday. Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, two ...

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

Feb 15, 2015

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

South African President Jacob Zuma has proposed a law barring foreigners from buying real estate in the country under sweeping land reforms, his office said Saturday. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inequalities that have persisted since colonial days and apartheid, with white farmers ...

Feb 13, 2015

Man exonerated of assaulting Kyoto bar worker

A 42-year-old man sentenced last July to two years in prison for assaulting a female worker at a bar in Kyoto was exonerated Friday by the Osaka High Court. The higher court overturned the Kyoto District Court’s ruling on the basis that the victim’s ...