Nov 28, 2015

Briton kept father's skeleton in armchair for months

A man lived with his father’s dead body for four months, even watching television alongside the skeleton, but escaped prosecution, an inquest in Britain reportedly heard Friday. Timothy Brown, 59, placed the body of his 94-year-old father, Kenneth, in his favorite armchair after he ...

Nov 24, 2015

Targeted killings memos can be kept secret: NY court

The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reached its decision in ...

Nov 19, 2015

Nuremberg: How international justice was born

Almost 70 years ago, on Nov. 20, 1945, leaders of the World War II Nazi regime went on trial in the German city of Nuremberg at the biggest trial in history. Here are the answers to key questions about the trials, which laid the ...

South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Nov 14, 2015

South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years took the government to court on Friday for alleged negligence and police inaction, which they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal. In the lawsuit, filed at the ...

Nov 4, 2015

Late Saudi king's 'secret wife' gets huge U.K. payout

A British judge on Tuesday ordered a huge financial payout for a woman who claims she was the “secret wife” of the Saudi Arabia’s late King Fahd. Judge Peter Smith ruled that Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 68, should receive more than £15 million ($23 million) ...