Mar 25, 2015

China gives U.S. list of ex-officials suspected of graft

The Chinese government has provided a “priority” list to the United States of Chinese officials suspected of corruption and who are believed to have fled there, a top state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. Last year, Chinese officials said more than 150 “economic fugitives,” many ...

Mar 24, 2015

China executes three over Kunming knife attack that killed 31

Authorities in southwestern China on Tuesday executed three men convicted of masterminding a knife attack a year ago that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the city of Kunming. Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were put to death after China’s ...

Mar 23, 2015

Hong Kong man jailed for killing, cooking his parents

A Hong Kong man who killed, dismembered, salted and cooked his parents was sent to prison for life on Monday after being found guilty of double murder. The conviction of Henry Chau, 31, on Friday concluded a gruesome case that shocked the city in ...

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

Mar 17, 2015

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday. Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called “The Jinx: The ...

Mar 16, 2015

Pandas gone wild: Chinese man wins payout for bite

A Chinese man who sued local government officials over an attack by a giant panda has won more than $80,000 in compensation, his lawyer said Monday. The animals are renowned for their lovable appearance but despite their placid, bamboo-chewing image they are members of ...

Mar 16, 2015

Former Iranian president's son gets 15-year prison sentence

A son of influential former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to 15 years in prison over security and corruption charges, authorities said Sunday. Judicial spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi did not offer the specific charges on which Mahdi Hashemi Rafsanjani was ...

Maldives' ex-leader Nasheed jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges

Mar 14, 2015

Maldives' ex-leader Nasheed jailed for 13 years on terrorism charges

Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of a terrorism charge, a ruling likely to fuel further unrest in the honeymoon islands. A three-judge criminal court unanimously found Nasheed, the Indian Ocean ...

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Mar 14, 2015

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn’t mean the anti-secrecy activist will soon be ...