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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of three top Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia accused the men of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Three top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial in Cambodia Monday on charges of genocide and other atrocities during the communist movement’s reign of terror in the late 1970s. Nil Nonn, the judge presiding over the U.N.-backed court, declared the trial open and read out the names of the defendants. Khmer Rouge head of state […]

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Norway Massacre Mastermind Breivik Makes First Open Court Appearance

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of confessed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been set to begin April 16 of next year. Breivik has confessed to killing 77 people in a pair of deadly attacks in Norway last July. His trial date, announced at a hearing in Oslo Monday, is dependent on a psychiatric evaluation finding Breivik […]

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Carlos the Jackal Trial Opens in Paris

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The trial for the convicted murderer known as Carlos the Jackal opened in Paris Monday, this time for alleged involvement in a series of bombings in France in the early 1980s. The terrorist attacks on two trains and a newspaper office in 1982 and 1983 killed 11 people and wounded at least 140. A verdict […]

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Carlos the Jackal Goes on Trial Again Monday in Paris

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The infamous convicted terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal goes on trial again Monday in Paris for alleged involvement in a series of terrorist bombings in France in the early 1980s. The attacks on two trains and a newspaper office in 1982 and 1983 killed 11 people and wounded at least 140. Three alleged accomplices […]

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Prosecutor: Doctor Left Michael Jackson’s Children Fatherless

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A prosecutor told a Los Angeles jury Thursday that Michael Jackson’s doctor is responsible for leaving the singer’s three children without a father. Delivering his closing arguments after a six-week trial, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said Dr. Conrad Murray was criminally negligent in Jackson’s 2009 death. He said Murray violated the trust between doctor […]

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Massachussetts Man Goes on Trial on Charges of Supporting Al-Qaida

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An American man is on trial in the northeastern state of Massachusetts on charges helping al-Qaida to promote holy war on the Internet. Prosecutors opened their case in a Boston court Thursday, accusing 29-year-old Tarek Mehanna of answering a call for violent jihad from former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. They say Mehanna, a Muslim, […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab faces life in prison for the failed 2009 Christmas Day attack. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to the eight charges against him, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came on the second day of testimony in his trial in the U.S. […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came one day after opening statements in his trial in the U.S. city […]

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