Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.
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.
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.
South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year.
People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday.
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.
The British parents jailed after taking their critically-ill son from hospital enjoyed an emotional reunion with him at his bedside in Spain.
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.
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.
Just hours after he bust out of a high-security prison, Natalya Nikitenko drove her son right back to jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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