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The Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov seen in the North-Caucasian District Military courtroom. ©RIA Novosti
Russia verdict due in Ukraine filmmaker's 'terror' trial

A Russian military court is set to announce its verdict against a Ukrainian filmmaker who faces a lengthy prison term on terror charges in a trial decried by the West.

Russia verdict due in Ukraine filmmaker's 'terror' trial
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Armed attack on currency exchange office in Astana

An unknown man assaulted a currency exchange office in Astana on August 17. Police made an arrest the same day.

Armed attack on currency exchange office in Astana
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter

Reeva Steenkamp's devastated parents remain adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined.

Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak
Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak

A Can$760 million (US$578 million) class action lawsuit has been launched against the owner of affair-seeking website Ashley Madison.

Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak
Brazil speaker, former president charged in Petrobras corruption
Brazil speaker, former president charged in Petrobras corruption

Brazilian prosecutors lodged corruption charges against the speaker of the lower house -- a key figure in the country's current political crisis -- and also against a former president.

Brazil speaker, former president charged in Petrobras corruption
Thai police chief hails bomber hunt 'progress', but still no arrests
Thai police chief hails bomber hunt 'progress', but still no arrests

Thailand's police chief insisted his officers were making "a lot of progress" in the hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber despite the lack of arrests and mystery over the attackers' motives.

Thai police chief hails bomber hunt 'progress', but still no arrests
Jenner could face manslaughter charge over US car crash
Jenner could face manslaughter charge over US car crash

Transgender Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner could face misdemeanor manslaughter charges over a deadly car crash in February when Los Angeles police reveal the results of an investigation into the accident next week.

Jenner could face manslaughter charge over US car crash
Employee of the Tartu Department of Estonian Security Police (KAPO) Eston Kohver. ©RiA Novosti
US calls on Russia to release jailed Estonian officer

The United States called on Russia to release an Estonian intelligence officer who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for spying and weapons possession, calling the charges "baseless."

US calls on Russia to release jailed Estonian officer
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Russian police smash illegal $30 million cheesemaking ring

Russian police said they had detained an "international criminal gang" that produced contraband cheese worth some $30 million using banned Western ingredients.

Russian police smash illegal $30 million cheesemaking ring
Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting
Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting

Hip-hop star Drake condemned rising violence in Toronto after two people died in a shooting linked to his festival, breaking more than a week of silence.

Drake speaks out on Toronto violence after shooting
Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack
Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack

The Ikea branch in central Sweden where two shoppers were fatally stabbed -- reportedly with knives taken from the shelves -- will temporarily stop knife sales.

Swedish Ikea store stops knife sales after attack
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Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is considering pros and cons of introducing chemical castration for convicted pedophiles.

Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan
Leader of group searching for 43 missing Mexican students killed
Leader of group searching for 43 missing Mexican students killed

The leader of a group searching for 43 missing students in Mexico has been killed near the resort town of Acapulco.

Leader of group searching for 43 missing Mexican students killed
More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal
More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

Pakistani police arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits.

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal
Shots fired as Ferguson marks anniversary of teen's death
Shots fired as Ferguson marks anniversary of teen's death

A day of peaceful remembrance marking the anniversary of a black teen's killing by police in the US city of Ferguson came to a violent end Sunday as gunfire left at least one protester injured.

Shots fired as Ferguson marks anniversary of teen's death
Pakistan province orders probe into huge child abuse scandal
Pakistan province orders probe into huge child abuse scandal

A Pakistani province announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse and extortion scandal allegedly involving hundreds of victims amid mounting calls for justice.

Pakistan province orders probe into huge child abuse scandal
35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul
35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul

Multiple bombings rocked Kabul, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital.

35 dead, hundreds wounded as multiple bombings rock Kabul
Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim
Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim

A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath.

Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim
Retrial in 1979 NY child murder case set for 2016
Retrial in 1979 NY child murder case set for 2016

A New York judge scheduled a retrial next year in the 1979 kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old boy that continues to haunt millions of American parents.

Retrial in 1979 NY child murder case set for 2016
Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution
Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution

The US jury deciding the fate of James Holmes, who gunned down 12 people at a "Batman" movie premiere, refused to take the death penalty off the table.

Jury says Batman gunman mental illness no bar to execution