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Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes
Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment.

Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes
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Kazakhstan Parliament ratifies extradition agreement with Italy

The Kazakhstan Parliament has ratified the Agreement on Extradition of Convicts between Kazakhstan and Italy.

Kazakhstan Parliament ratifies extradition agreement with Italy
China to punish top web portal Sina over porn
China to punish top web portal Sina over porn

China plans to restrict Internet giant Sina's right to publish after finding pornographic content on the portal, a report said Friday, in Beijing's latest move to tighten control of the web.

China to punish top web portal Sina over porn
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law

Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.

Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law
Kazakhstan introduces prison terms of up to 12 years for spreading rumors

The rumors of alleged bankruptcy of some Kazakhstan-based banks in the wake of the 20% currency devaluation undermined the country’s banking system: First Vice General Prosecutor.

Kazakhstan introduces prison terms of up to 12 years for spreading rumors
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Kazakhstan has no need for death penalty: criminal law expert

I believe that life-long sentence is a severe enough punishment and the restrictions it imposes on a person are tough enough to view it as a real alternative to death penalty: Kazakhstan professor of criminal law.

Kazakhstan has no need for death penalty: criminal law expert
'I'm not anti-Semite,' French footballer Anelka says amid row
'I'm not anti-Semite,' French footballer Anelka says amid row

French footballer Nicolas Anelka on Sunday strongly defended a controversial gesture he made during a weekend match, saying "I am neither anti-Semite nor racist", even as British football authorities mulled possible punishment.

'I'm not anti-Semite,' French footballer Anelka says amid row
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Cutting or damaging conifer trees punishable by law in Kazakhstan

Cutting of 7 or more conifer trees in Kazakhstan is a criminal offense in Kazakhstan.

Cutting or damaging conifer trees punishable by law in Kazakhstan
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Japan bank to punish executives over loans to gangsters: reports

Japan's Mizuho Bank will punish more than 30 executives over revelations that the lender made loans to underworld figures, reports said Friday, in the latest chapter of a headline-grabbing scandal.

Japan bank to punish executives over loans to gangsters: reports
Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments
Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments

The Sultan of Brunei announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, in the monarchy's latest step towards conservatism.

Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'

In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.

Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair'
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Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence

Amnesty International appealed to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.

Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence
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Kazakhstan to introduce electronic bracelets in 2014

Kazakhstan plans to start using electronic bracelets in 2014.

Kazakhstan to introduce electronic bracelets in 2014
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Israel censor eases some restrictions over 'Prisoner X'

The Israeli censor on Wednesday slightly eased tight restrictions on the death of "Prisoner X", allowing the press to publish excerpts of an ABC report which said he was an Australian with ties to Mossad.

Israel censor eases some restrictions over 'Prisoner X'
India set to introduce death penalty in some rape cases
India set to introduce death penalty in some rape cases

India's cabinet has approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi that sparked national outrage.

India set to introduce death penalty in some rape cases
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Singapore eases death penalty policy

The Singapore parliament has passed legal reforms abolishing mandatory death sentences in some drug trafficking and murder cases, giving fresh hope to dozens of inmates awaiting execution.

Singapore eases death penalty policy
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Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder

A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.

Australian given 21 years jail for Facebook murder
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis

With oyster, tobacco and watermelon flavoured brews, Italy's craft beers are flourishing despite a punishing recession that is putting thousands of other businesses out of work.

Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
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Three US Marines punished over Taliban urination video

Three US Marines have pleaded guilty and been sanctioned for urinating on the corpses of Afghan Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with the dead.

Three US Marines punished over Taliban urination video
Prison or mental ward: what Norway's Breivik can expect
Prison or mental ward: what Norway's Breivik can expect

Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik faces either a long stay behind bars or in a psychiatric ward, with his theoretical chance of release depending on the verdict handed down on Friday.

Prison or mental ward: what Norway's Breivik can expect