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Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh soon, says lawyer


September 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row, is all set to be released by the Pakistani government, his lawyer Awais Sheikh says.Sheikh has said ... Read more...

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Russian caught smuggling 320 turtles from Mexico


September 6th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mexican authorities have detained a Russian who tried to smuggle 320 rare turtles out of Mexico, an environmental official said.Mexico's deputy environmental prosecutor Sergio Herrera ... Read more...

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Norwegian mass killer sentenced to 21 years in jail (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.The court also ... Read more...

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Russia seeks extradition of arms dealer from US


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia has handed to the US documents required by the country to consider the extradition of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the Russian justice ministry ... Read more...

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British police arrest man over tweet to diver


July 31st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dorset police Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old man for sending a malicious Tweet to British diver Tom Daley.The user "@Rileyy_69" claimed 18-year-old Daley had let down ... Read more...

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UAE refuses to extradite Russian corporate crime suspect


July 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Russia's request for extraditing the suspected leader of a group accused of illegal takeovers of dozens of ... Read more...

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Indian-American teacher heads to jail for sex with minor


July 24th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 24 (IANS) A former Indian-American principal of a New York Montessori school has surrendered to authorities to begin a two-to-seven-year prison term for sex with one of ... Read more...

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Leniency sought for Indian-American insider trading witness


July 17th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 17 (IANS) US prosecutors have made a plea for leniency for a former Indian-American executive of McKinsey & Co whose testimony helped convict Wall Street giants Raj ... Read more...

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British boy, 12, jailed for raping two girls


July 14th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) A 12-year-boy in Britain has been sentenced to four years in prison for raping two girls a year ago. He is one of the youngest people ... Read more...

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Russian jailed for attempt to blow up mosque


July 13th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 21-year-old former military demolition expert from Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad has been sentenced to three years in prison for attempting to blow up ... Read more...

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India presses for Sarabjit’s release, awaits confirmation (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday renewed its request to Pakistan to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh after a midnight volte-face by Islamabad and said it was ... Read more...

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Free Sarabjit, Krishna ‘requests’ Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh from a Pakistani jail and renewed its "request" to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to also free ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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Indian UN staffer charged with sexual abuse


June 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) An Indian working at the United Nations has been charged with sexual abuse eight months after a complaint filed by a female UN contractor, according ... Read more...

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Italian jailed for stealing tomatoes


June 15th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 15 (IANS) A man in Italy has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for stealing two crates of tomatoes worth 100 euros ($125), AKI news agency reported.According ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi couple jailed for 37 years


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) The leader of a banned Islamist outfit in Bangladesh and his wife were Sunday sentenced to 37 years in prison for possessing weapons and bullets.Zahidul Islam ... Read more...

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Former Liberian president jailed for 50 years


May 30th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 30 (IANS) Liberia's ex-president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in jail by a UN-backed war crimes court Wednesday for aiding and abetting rebels in Sierra ... Read more...

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World’s tallest log cabin destroyed in fire


May 7th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Once the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, the 13-storey Sutyagin House in Russia has been destroyed in a fire, officials said.The 144-foot-tall Sutyagin House was situated ... Read more...

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Indian boy, grandparents freed from Bangladesh jail


April 29th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh authorities Sunday released a five-year-old Indian boy, Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail ... Read more...

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Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani’s fate Thursday (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of ... Read more...

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Gilani to appear before Supreme Court for sentencing


April 25th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said he would appear before Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday for sentencing in a contempt of court case that could ... Read more...

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Kazakh men use national flag to collect trash


April 18th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Kazakhstan have launched a criminal investigation into a report about a group of men using the national flag to collect garbage.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Pakistani gets 2 years jail for helping LeT


April 14th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) A Pakistani man living in Virginia has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for providing material support to Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), blamed ... Read more...

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Three drug traffickers get death in China


April 11th, 2012 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Three people were sentenced to death and two others were given jail terms Tuesday for drug trafficking in China.Xia Shenghua, Lin Hongyan and Shao Xiaoyuan received ... Read more...

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Norway gunman claims to be sane


April 5th, 2012 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik, charged with killing over 70 people in twin attacks in Oslo and a nearby youth camp last year, has written ... Read more...

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Another drug peddler gets death sentence


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) In the second such judgment in two months, a court here sentenced a Punjab-based drugs peddler to death for repeatedly dealing in drugs.Balwinder Singh was awarded ... Read more...

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Russian jailed in US for bank fraud


March 25th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US federal court in New York sentenced a Russian national to two years in prison for his involvement in a global bank fraud scheme ... Read more...

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Guatemalan sentenced to over 6,000 years in prison


March 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 14 (IANS/EFE) A veteran of an army unit was sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his part in the 1982 massacre of 201 peasants in northern ... Read more...

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Brooke Mueller working on a plea deal to avoid going to jail


March 5th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charlie Sheen’s ex Brooke Mueller has reached a plea deal which will ensure that she stay out of jail. Mueller was arrested and charged with drug possession ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting traffic cop (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting cop


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Kashmir women’s group seeks Aafia Siddiqui’s release


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, January 27 (IANS) Muslim women separatist group, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) headed by Asiya Andrabi, staged a demonstration in Srinagar Friday, demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a former ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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Manuel Noriega returns to Panama


December 12th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Panama City, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has returned to the country after serving almost 20 years in prison on foreign lands. He was immediately picked by the ... Read more...

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