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China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official

Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.

China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job
AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd described allegations he tried to hire a hitman as "ludicrous" and said he wanted to keep his job with the top-selling rock band.

AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job
Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9
Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9

South African prosecutors said that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius's manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.

Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9
Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend
Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year.

Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend
Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail
Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday.

Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail
Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison
Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman was jailed for life after a US judge warned he remained a deadly threat to American citizens.

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison
Freed British parents reunited with ill son in Spain
Freed British parents reunited with ill son in Spain

The British parents jailed after taking their critically-ill son from hospital enjoyed an emotional reunion with him at his bedside in Spain.

Freed British parents reunited with ill son in Spain
Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release
Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release

The head of Colombian drug kingpin P. Escobar's hitmen is set to be released from prison after helping prosecutors convict a former justice minister.

Top Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' set for release
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John Lennon's killer denied parole for eighth time

The man who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon was denied parole for an eighth time after being deemed likely to violate the law again.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for eighth time
Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak
Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak

Just hours after he bust out of a high-security prison, Natalya Nikitenko drove her son right back to jail.

Mother takes son back to Ukraine prison after war jailbreak
TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults
TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.

TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults
TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults in Britain
TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults in Britain

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain since the 1960s, could face jail after his conviction on 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls.

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults in Britain
Andrew Greste, brother of Australian Peter Greste. ©Reuters/Asmaa Waguih
Jailed Australian journalist Greste 'outraged' at verdict

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has voiced his "outrage" at being jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices.

Jailed Australian journalist Greste 'outraged' at verdict
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Jail sought for Indonesian skipper in Japanese diver deaths

Indonesian prosecutors Tuesday sought a jail term of three years and six months for a boat skipper who lost track of seven Japanese women during a diving trip that left two of them dead.

Jail sought for Indonesian skipper in Japanese diver deaths
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing

A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali new year.

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
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Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five young Shiites to jail terms ranging from three to six years for insulting the kingdom's flag during protests, an official source said.

Saudi jails Shiites over flag insult
Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer
Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer

Three Chinese anti-corruption activists were sentenced to up to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, a lawyer said, the latest in their grass-roots movement to be jailed despite an official drive against graft.

Heavy jail terms for Chinese anti-graft trio: lawyer
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'Utterly evil' Australian baby killer gets life

An "utterly evil" Australian man who killed a 10-month-old boy by bludgeoning him with a homemade baton during a burglary was Friday jailed for life.

'Utterly evil' Australian baby killer gets life
Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges
Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges

An Indonesian prosecutor on Monday recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges
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Vietnam banking tycoon given 30-year jail term

A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a disgraced banking tycoon to 30 years in jail over a multi-million dollar scandal that shocked the nation's already fragile financial markets.

Vietnam banking tycoon given 30-year jail term