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Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life for crimes against humanity

This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on August 7, 2014 shows former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the ECCC courtroom in Phnom Penh. "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, were jailed for life on August 7 after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia's UN-backed court, the first-ever sentences for leaders of the murderous regime.      AFP PHOTO / ECCC / MARK PETERS 
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Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life on Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, in the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Infographics,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cop gets 6-9 years for killing robbery suspect

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A Cebu City judge convicted a police officer of homicide on Tuesday for killing a 17-year-old robbery suspect 10 years ago, and sentenced him to a prison term of six to nine years.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution

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The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

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Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death row inmate in US wins last-minute stay

A death row inmate facing execution Tuesday night won a last-minute stay on the grounds he might be mentally incompetent.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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