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China vows severe punishment for station attackers

Armed policemen patrol on a square outside the Kunming Railway Station where more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives and machetes on Saturday night in Kunming, in western China's Yunnan province, Monday, March 3, 2014. AP File photo

The top judge overseeing China’s Communist Party-controlled courts pledged Monday to severely punish culprits in terror attacks such the knife slashing at a train station in Kunming that killed 29 people about a week ago.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Accused tries to choke prosecutor after verdict

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An accused who was convicted for kidnapping for ransom with homicide tried to strangle a senior prosecutor inside the court after his verdict was handed down on Thursday.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

North Korea envoy scoffs at death-by-dog story

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A senior North Korean diplomat has scoffed at sensational rumors that the executed uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un was stripped naked and fed to a pack of starving dogs.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea jails hundreds for refusing military stints

In this Dec. 23, 2013 photo, Kim Dong Hyun, a 25-year-old conscientious objector who was sentenced to 18 months, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. More than 50 men have refused to serve in the past decade because of nonreligious personal beliefs or political reasons, including Kim. “Right now, I only have two choices: military or prison. Of the two, I think prison is the more peaceful choice,” Kim said. “At least in prison I don’t have to train to kill.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The young dentist was uncuffed and led to his seat in the courtroom. A few rows back, his mother watched motionlessly, her hands gently clasped together as if in prayer.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oklahoma executes second US inmate of 2014

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An African American man was put to death Thursday in Oklahoma for murdering a store manager with a baseball bat, prison authorities said, confirming the second US execution of 2014.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

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President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea executes leader’s uncle as a traitor

In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks past his uncle Jang Song Thaek, left, after reviewing a parade of thousands of soldiers and commemorating the 70th birthday of the late Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog." The announcement on Thursday evening, Dec. 12, 2013, comes days after Pyongyang announced that Jang Song Thaek had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a "dissolute and depraved life." AP

North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un’s uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader’s former mentor, long considered the country’s No. 2.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Iraq executions top 150 for 2013

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay. AP FILE PHOTO

Iraq has confirmed seven more executions, pushing the number of people put to death this year to more than 150 in defiance of widespread international condemnation.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China senior official gets life in prison for bribery

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China sentenced a senior official to life imprisonment for bribery on Friday, a court said, the latest punishment announced in a crackdown on graft under the country’s new leadership.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan upholds graft convictions for five senior judges

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Taiwan’s Supreme Court said Friday it had rejected the final appeals of five senior judges who were handed lengthy prison sentences for bribery in cases that uncovered some of the island’s worst judicial corruption.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Teen found with fetus in bag at store

A New York City police officer stands in front of the Victoria's Secret Herald Square store in midtown Manhattan, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in New York. A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters searched two teenage girls as they left the lingerie shop Thursday afternoon, and discovered one of them was carrying what appeared to be a fetus in her bag, police said. AP

A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters searched two teenage girls as they left a Manhattan lingerie shop Thursday afternoon and discovered one of them was carrying a fetus in her bag, police said.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide or sex game — US rapist Castro’s death disputed

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The sordid tale of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro has taken another lurid turn, with officials saying his death may have been caused by auto-erotic asphyxiation and a coroner insisting it was suicide.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US priest sentenced to 50 years for child porn

This undated file photo provided by the Clay County, Mo., Detention Center shows Rev. Shawn Ratigan. Ratigan, whose child pornography case led to a criminal conviction against a Roman Catholic bishop, was sentenced Thursday. Sept. 12, 2013, to 50 years in federal prison. (AP Photo/Clay County Detention Center, File)

A priest whose case led to a criminal conviction against his bishop will likely spend the rest of his life in a federal prison after being sentenced to 50 years on Thursday for producing or trying to produce child pornography.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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