A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A British man and his wife, who feared their baby had been swapped at birth and sold to human traffickers in El Salvador, have been reunited with their son, after authorities tracked down the child by ordering other new mothers to have their babies DNA-tested.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
The Graham Dwyer trial has heard that on the night before he’s alleged to have murdered her, a nurse suggested that Elaine O’Hara go to gardaí about a man who was constantly coming to her apartment.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
A woman accused of setting fire to her newborn baby girl in the middle of a road has been charged with murder.
Sun, 18 Jan, 2015
A callous mother and stepfather who battered to death a four-year-old boy after subjecting him to six months of systematic starvation and “incomprehensible” cruelty have been found guilty of murder in the UK.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2013
A Swedish woman has been arrested after she alleged had sex with a skeleton.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2012
A rogue trader who lost £1.4bn (€1.74bn) in bad deals which nearly brought down a major international bank was found guilty of two counts of fraud today.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2012
Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic made a throat-slitting gesture to a woman who lost her son, husband, and brothers in the Srebenica massacre at the start of his trial yesterday for some of the worst atrocities in Europe since the Second World War.
Thu, 17 May, 2012
The right-wing extremist who confessed to a massacre of 77 people in Norway compared the pain he caused the families of his victims to his own situation today.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
A man with 20 previous convictions was today jailed for 11 and a half years for starting a massive fire that destroyed a 140-year-old furniture shop during last summer’s London riots.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
The number of people missing from a shipwreck off Italy rose to 29 tonight, as the captain was accused of sailing close to land to “make a salute”.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
Vincent Tabak admitted today he should not have tried to blame his landlord Christopher Jefferies for Joanna Yeates’s murder.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2011
Two more people have been arrested over the deadly subway bombing in Belarus as fears grew among opponents of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko that he is using it to strengthen his grip on power.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2011
A key prosecution witness testifying in Amanda Knox’s appeals trial gave conflicting reports today about whether he saw the American near the crime scene the night her British roommate was murdered.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2011
Thu, 10 Feb, 2011
A Malaysian court has sentenced a doctor and his assistant to one year in jail for selling a newborn boy.
Thu, 30 Dec, 2010
A HUSBAND accused of strangling his wife claims too much caffeine from canned drinks and diet pills caused him to lose control.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
Five members of a family were convicted in Britain today over the death of a man whose headless corpse was found in a lake.
Fri, 23 Apr, 2010
Amy Winehouse will be back in court today for the second day of her assault trial.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
A TEENAGE babysitter beat a two-year-old girl to death while her mother was out shopping, a court heard yesterday.
Tue, 23 Jun, 2009
The only surviving gunman from the Mumbai massacre is to undergo medical tests to determine his age after he claimed to have been a minor at the time of the assault, which would allow him to escape the death penalty.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2009
Three Islamic militants who tried to murder the British ambassador to Bangladesh were sentenced to death today.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2008
Three Islamic militants from an al-Qaida-influenced group nursing a “profound hatred of US citizens” were arrested on suspicion of plotting imminent, massive bomb attacks targeting Americans in Germany, prosecutors said today.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2007
An arrest warrant was issued today for a former Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo warlord who took refuge inside a foreign embassy while his personal army and government troops fought in the capital.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2007
A SOLICITOR targeted by a “TV sting” was yesterday jailed for three years after being convicted of inventing stories to get a man off a drugs supplying offence — unaware he was an investigative reporter telling him a cover tale.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2006
Russia’s top prosecutor today took charge of investigating the murder of a journalist who was a prominent critic of the war in Chechnya and planned to publish a story about torture and abductions in the region.
Sun, 08 Oct, 2006
A TURKISH army deserter who hijacked a flight to Italy has told prosecutors he was seeking asylum because he fears persecution in his Muslim homeland after his conversion to Christianity and wanted Pope Benedict XVI’s protection.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2006
A former Rwandan government minister who was indicted on charges of involvement in the 1994 genocide was found dead floating in a Brussels canal, officials said today.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2005
A GERMAN who was inspired by a high-profile cannibal case to kill and dismember a man he met on the internet was convicted of murder yesterday and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Wed, 11 May, 2005
German law enforcement agents have arrested two members of a foreign terrorist organisation and searched homes in several cities, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement today.
Sun, 23 Jan, 2005
A man killed his partner with a champagne bottle after she poured scalding water into his lap as he slept, a court heard today.
Mon, 06 Dec, 2004
Under-fire Greek sprint duo Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou will be cleared by an IOC disciplinary panel tomorrow, according to their coach.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2004
Bradley Murdoch altered his appearance and made changes to his Toyota Landcruiser after returning home from a drama-filled Australian Outback trip in mid-2001, his former girlfriend said today.
Mon, 31 May, 2004
Former US marine Toby Studabaker, who had sex with a 12-year-old British girl after “grooming” her on the internet, was jailed for four-and-a-half years today.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2004
A woman was jailed for life today for stabbing to death her ex-husband after shackling him to the bed during a sex session.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2003
Bolivian security forces were today questioning nine Bangladeshis after being told they were planning to hijack an airliner for an attack on an US target.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2003
A NATION in mourning, Ukraine yesterday began burying 83 people killed when a fighter jet sliced into a crowd of air show spectators.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2002
The wreck of the Kursk nuclear submarine began moving toward a dry dock in the northern Russian port of Roslyakovo today, despite high winds that could hinder the operation.
Sun, 21 Oct, 2001