Jan 24, 2015

Founder of Russian gay teen site convicted of 'propaganda'

A Russian court on Friday convicted a journalist who set up a website to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers under a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” aimed at minors. The social networking site, called Children 404, is used by thousands of teenagers to ...

Prosecutor: Captain's negligence behind 32 deaths aboard Concordia

Jan 24, 2015

Prosecutor: Captain's negligence behind 32 deaths aboard Concordia

The 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck didn’t die because the luxury cruise liner crashed into a reef, but due to “chaos, delays, errors” under the captain’s watch, a prosecutor contended in final arguments Friday. Francesco Schettino, who captained the Costa Crociere vessel ...

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

Jan 21, 2015

Jury selection to start in Colorado cinema massacre trial

The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado on Tuesday as selection begins for the trial of James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie. ...

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

Jan 20, 2015

U.K. holds first trial over female genital mutilation

A London doctor went on trial on Monday for carrying out female genital mutilation in only the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain despite pressure from campaigners. Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, is accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave ...

Jan 19, 2015

Seeking death penalty appears set in Boston bombing trial

The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack. With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no indication it is ...

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

Jan 13, 2015

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of “debauchery” after their nighttime arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case that triggered international concern. “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest). Long live justice,” chanted the defendants when the verdict ...

Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Jan 6, 2015

Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Potential jurors stared intently at Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection began under tight security Monday in one the America’s most closely watched terror trials in recent years. Tsarnaev, flanked by his attorneys, sat at a table at the front of ...

Jan 5, 2015

In search of a Boston jury to try accused marathon bomber

Nearly two years after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, jury selection begins Monday in the trial of the surviving suspect in the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted in ...