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Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to stand trial for negligence
Thailand's Supreme Court has ordered the former prime minister to stand trial for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. Yingluck Shinawatra is facing a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. It is the latest blow to the dominance of the Shinawatra family in Thai politics, after Ms Yingluck was banned from politics for five years. Her government was ousted before the military took control in a coup in May last year, after months of protests. In January, Ms Yingluck was retr...
Argentina arrest over 19th Century gold ingot
The Argentine authorities say they have arrested two Paraguayan men who tried to cross the border with a 19th Century gold ingot worth more than $2m (£1.3m). They say the 25kg (55lb) ingot was stamped with the inscription "Central Bank of Paraguay 1824". One of the arrested men said they had bought it from a group of indigenous people for about $50,000. About a kilo of silver was also seized when the men were stopped in a lorry for a routine search. They had crossed from the Paraguayan...
US tycoon murder suspect Durst says he 'killed them all'
US tycoon Robert Durst has been arrested on a murder charge just before the finale of a TV show investigating the alleged crime. He was detained in New Orleans after a warrant was issued by Los Angeles police investigating the murder of mobster's daughter Susan Berman. Mr Durst has always maintained his innocence in the murder in 2000. But HBO's The Jinx catches him on tape apparently confessing to three killings, saying "[I] killed them all". The show suggested in a previous episode t...
Mexican mayoral candidate murdered in Guerrero state
The decapitated body of a politician has been found in one of Mexico's most violent states, Guerrero, where she had been standing for mayor in June's elections. Aide Nava's body was discovered on a road near the state capital, Chilpancingo. She had been kidnapped on Tuesday. A note near her body threatened the same treatment for other politicians. Violence in Guerrero has cast doubt over polls scheduled there for June. The note near Aide Nava's body said if politicians did not "fall in...
Nemtsov murder: Zaur Dadayev confession 'forced'
One of two suspects charged with the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Zaur Dadayev, confessed under duress, a member of Russia's Human Rights Council says. Andrei Babushkin, who visited Mr Dadayev on Tuesday, says he saw "numerous wounds" on his body, suggesting he had been tortured. The suspect himself said he was tied up for two days with a bag over his head. He says he only confessed so a friend arrested with him would be freed. "There are reasons to believe Za...
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed
Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections. Gbagbo, 65, had been charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court. More than 3,000 people died in the violence that followed the presidential poll after the ex-leader refused to accept defeat to Alassane Ouattara. She and her husband we...
Dutch ministers Opstelten and Teeven quit over payment to drug-trafficker
Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his state secretary, Fred Teeven, have resigned after misleading parliament over a 2001 compensation payment to a convicted drug trafficker. Mr Opstelten had said the trafficker was paid less than he actually was for money wrongly confiscated by the state. He also said details of the payment - authorised by Mr Teeven as prosecutor - had been lost, but this was not so. The resignations are a blow to the Liberal party as it faces an election. Mr O...
Court arrests three new suspects in Russian opposition politician Nemtsov murder...
Moscow’s Basmanny Court on Sunday sanctioned the arrest of three new suspects in the case of the recent murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov - Khamzad Bakhayev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov and Shagid Gubashev, a TASS correspondent reported. "Having heard the opinions of the sides and considered the presented materials, the court reaches the conclusion that the investigator’s request is subject to granting," the judge’s resolution says. Gubashev was arrested until May 7, Eskerkhan...
India arrests over rape suspect lynching
Police in north-eastern India say they have arrested 18 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob. Farid Khan was stripped naked by the crowd, beaten and dragged through the streets before being hanged in Dimapur, the main city in Nagaland state. Hundreds of policemen have been patrolling the streets of Dimapur since the incident amid increasing tension. A curfew was also imposed in the city on Sunday to maintain peace. Police say K...
Russia makes two arrests over Boris Nemtsov murder
Two men have been arrested over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) has announced. Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev were detained on Saturday, FSB director Alexander Bortnikov said, speaking on national television. President Vladimir Putin has been informed of their detention, he added. The murder last week of the veteran liberal politician, on a bridge within sight of the Kremlin, shocked Russia.
US Senator Robert Menendez 'faces corruption charge'
The US justice department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, US media reports say. The politician from New Jersey is alleged to have used his office to promote the interests of a Democratic donor, in exchange for gifts. Attorney General Eric Holder has reportedly given prosecutors permission to proceed with charges. Senator Menendez has labelled the probe a smear campaign. "I am not going anywhere," he said on Friday at a press...
Banker Karl Pestell lost job 'after raising risk concern'
A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer has lost a preliminary hearing at an employment tribunal in London. Karl Pestell, 48, says he was made redundant last month by the Japanese Bank, Nomura, after telling his managers that financial risks were not being properly assessed. A judge has now ruled that the case should go to a full hearing. Nomura says he was made redundant as his role was being moved to India. Mr Pestell is claiming age and disabi...
New details about murder near Nubarashen penitentiary
No information is being provided about the murder of three people [Levon Ghazaryan, Drastamat Tadevosyan and Mesrop Nazaryants] on March 4 near Nubarashen penitentiary. But sources close to Nyut.am reported that one out of the four found machinery guns was peculiar being possessed by officials both during the Soviet times and after it. This gun was not intended for mass production. It is spoken about Makarov gun with small diameter 5.6 mm.
Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev to begin
The trial of the man accused of planting bombs close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years ago gets under way in the city shortly. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, denies more than 30 counts of using a weapon of mass destruction. Three people, including an eight-year-old boy, were killed after two pressure cooker bombs packed with nails, ball bearings and other shrapnel detonated. It was the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 9/11. More than 260 people were injured, with many...
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