The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain "Simba" Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particularly cruel" 2003 village massacre.
A British journalist has been released without charge after being detained by Ukrainian authorities, the Russian TV channel employing him, RT, said.
A Mississippi man who concocted and then sent potentially lethal ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other senior US officials was jailed Monday for 25 years.
A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a heavily pregnant Christian woman to hang for apostasy, a ruling which Britain denounced as "barbaric" and left the United States "deeply disturbed".
A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.
A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said.
Troubled singer Chris Brown admitted Friday to violating his probation and was jailed for a year in Los Angeles, though he was given credit for about eight months already served.
Irish republican leader Gerry Adams received a "credible" death threat following his release after four days of questioning over a notorious IRA killing in Belfast, his party said.
Hundreds of supporters of detained republican leader Gerry Adams rallied in Belfast on Saturday after Northern Ireland police obtained an extension to quiz him over a notorious IRA murder.
A Taiwanese woman was on Tuesday jailed for 10 years by a Cambodian court for trafficking hundreds of people to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats off Africa.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs suggested introducing new regulations considering the appearance of convicts into the New Criminal Code.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in Germany Thursday accused of bribery in a case which threatens a jail term for the Briton who has controlled the motor sport for four decades.
Legal proceedings against Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, Kazakhstani students who were arrested in the United States in relation to the Boston bombings case, may be delayed until August.
Prominent Israeli crime boss Charlie Abutbul was found dead on Thursday at his home near Tel Aviv, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, public radio said.
Morocco Tuesday jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said.
A New York man savored his first full day of freedom on Wednesday after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
A 60-year-old woman was sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.
A co-founder of the Pinkberry US frozen yogurt chain was jailed for seven years Friday for using a tire iron to attack a homeless man begging for money.
An appeals court in the southern port of Aden upheld a 10-year jail term Sunday for 11 Somali pirates convicted of trying to hijack a ship in Yemeni waters.
A Chilean court sentenced a leader of the country's Mapuche population to 18 years in jail on Friday for a fire that killed an elderly farmer and his wife.
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