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Firearms expert testifies at Pistorius trial

In this file photo taken Thursday Feb. 14, 2013 a police officer holds a bagged  gun that was allegedly used in the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, at the Boschkop police station east of Pretoria. Ahead of Pistorius' trial, for the shooting death of his girlfriend Steenkamp, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, legal experts say Pistorius would still be vulnerable to a homIcide conviction even if he is acquitted of murdering Steenkamp.   AP

The manager of a South African gun training academy has said at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial that the athlete had “a great love and enthusiasm” for firearms.

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

At genocide trial, Rwandan ex-intel chief defiant

In this April 6, 2004 file photo, Apollan Odetta, a survivor from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide light candles at a mass grave in Nyamata, Rwanda. T. AP FILE PHOTO

A former Rwandan intelligence chief says his innocence “needs no more proof” as arguments concluded in France’s first trial over Rwanda’s genocide.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Norwegian woman on trial for online drowning of daughter

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A Norwegian woman pleaded not guilty to murdering her 22-month-old daughter Monday at the opening of a trial where she is accused of drowning the child while following live online instructions.

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

PDAF scam probe to continue beyond 2016 – Palace

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Daang Matuwid” would go on beyond 2016.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rwanda genocide trial opens in Paris, French first

In this April 6, 2004 file photo, Apollan Odetta, a survivor from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide light candles at a mass grave in Nyamata, Rwanda. T. AP FILE PHOTO

The first trial in France over Rwanda’s genocide has opened in a Paris court. Pascal Simbikangwa, a 54-year-old former intelligence chief, faces charges of complicity in genocide and complicity in war crimes. He could face a life sentence if convicted after the seven-week trial.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese activist stays mum in protest during trial

A foreign journalist, second right showing his back, is pushed away by a plainclothes policeman while he and his crew are covering a trial of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the Number 1 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Wednesday. AP

The founder of a grassroots movement to boost accountability for Chinese officials went on trial Wednesday on charges of disrupting public order but didn’t utter a word during the six-hour, closed-door proceedings to protest what he considers an unjust case, his lawyer said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snowden could use a trial to showcase spy claims

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Should Edward Snowden ever return to the U.S., he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that the operations he exposed were illegal.

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

Saudi sentences al-Qaeda militant to death over US firm attack

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A Saudi court has sentenced to death an al-Qaeda militant and jailed 10 others over a May 2004 attack that killed six Westerners and a policeman, state media reported.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Defense objects to video conference in Maguindanao massacre trial

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Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A defense lawyer in the Maguindanao massacre case has asked a Quezon City judge to dismiss a prosecution request that two witnesses who now live abroad be allowed to testify during the trial via video conference call.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Death upheld for Kuwaiti royal over killing nephew

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Kuwait’s Supreme Court Monday upheld a death sentence for a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family convicted of killing his nephew, also a royal, according to the verdict.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Judge: Trial ‘almost halfway through…’

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Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Behind a desk covered with stacks of papers, Quezon City Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes spends the day poring over case folders of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Maguindanao massacre victims’ kin turn to United Nations for help

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Lamenting how the trial has dragged on, relatives of the 58 people slaughtered in the worst case of election-related violence in the country’s history are turning to the United Nations to exact compensation from the government.

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

Gov’t urged to speed up Maguindanao massacre trial

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The Aquino administration must do something to speed up the prosecution of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre because the trial has been moving exceedingly slow four years after the killings, said Quezon City Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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