January 12, 2011
by Eryn Correa
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court in the province of Punjab on Tuesday sentenced two men to life in prison for violating Pakistan's blasphemy law. Mohammad Shafi and his son Mohammad Aslam were convicted in the city of Dera Ghazi for having torn down and trampled a poster advertising a gathering ...[read more]
January 11, 2011
by Eryn Correa
The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spillreleased its full final report on Tuesday, tracing the deeper root causes of the spill and recommending steps to avoid future incidents. The report highlights mistakes made by British Petroleum (BP), as well as its partners Haliburton ...[read more]
December 31, 2010
by Eryn Correa
A former Chinese corruption official was executed on Thursday for accepting more than 4.7 million USD in bribes. Zeng Jinchun, a chief inspector for the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) in the central province of Hunan, accepted bribes in return for mining contracts and job promotions over a ...[read more]
December 30, 2010
by Eryn Correa
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted of two rape charges on Thursday, following his decision to rescind an earlier plea bargain. A Tel Aviv court found him guilty of assaulting a female employee of the Tourism Ministry during his time as Minister, and two women at the President's ...[read more]
December 26, 2010
by Eryn Correa
A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a Chester County Court of Common Pleas decision banning the use of evidence obtained with global positioning systems (GPS) technology. The three judge panel of the appeals court allowed the admission of evidence that could bring four more alleged ...[read more]
December 25, 2010
by Eryn Correa
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday urged incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to step down, threatening the use of force if he attempts to maintain power. Gbagbo has refused to cede power to president-elect Alassance Ouattara, who won the November 28 runoff ...[read more]
November 29, 2010
by Eryn Correa
The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Monday dismissed the case against the ruling Democrat Party for alleged misuse of campaign funds. Judge Udomsak Nitimontree dismissed the suit, brought in June by the Electoral Commission of Thailand (EC), citing the commissioner's failure to follow proper ...[read more]
November 26, 2010
by Eryn Correa
The Swedish Svea Appeals Court Friday upheld the copyright convictions of Fredrik Neji, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstroem for their involvement in running The Pirate Bay, a file-sharing website. The Swedish appeals court additionally shortened their prison sentences from one year to between four ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Eryn Correa
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday declined to rehear en banc a bid by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to overturn a decision that prevents the government from using global positioning systems (GPS) technology to track suspects without a warrant. In a 5-4 ...[read more]
November 22, 2010
by Eryn Correa
The number of reported hate crime incidents and victims decreased in 2009, according to the FBI Hate Crime Statistics report released Monday. The number of reported incidents was down to 6,604 from 7,783 in 2008, while the number of reported victims was down to 8,336 from 9,691. Of these ...[read more]

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