Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Jan 31, 2016

Three sentenced to death for gang-rape, murder in India

Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women’s safety. A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim. The court ...

Jan 30, 2016

Sri Lanka police arrest ex-strongman's son in money case

Sri Lanka’s police on Saturday arrested a son of the country’s former strongman leader over an alleged financial offense, an official said. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who is a navy officer and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was arrested and was to appear in a ...

Jan 23, 2016

Man nabbed for alleged murder of ex-girlfriend a decade ago

A 47-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his former girlfriend around 10 years ago in Fukuoka Prefecture, police said Saturday. Kazuhiko Yoshidomi is suspected of fatally stabbing Katsumi Shiga in the city of Kurume sometime between the fall of 2004 and spring ...

Jan 22, 2016

Baa'd end for New Zealanders on the lam

Sheep, it seems, are more than just common figures on the New Zealand landscape — they also have a role in law enforcement. A flock of sheep managed to stop a car-load of fugitives who had led police on a 90-minute chase through Central ...

Jan 18, 2016

Foreign jurists call for release of detained Chinese lawyers

Twenty prominent lawyers and jurists from Europe, North America, Australia and Pakistan on Monday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to release a dozen Chinese lawyers and legal assistants held in detention in an open letter published in the British newspaper The Guardian. In the ...