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The latest accusation brought against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is that he sexually abused his own grandchild, according to his lawyer

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The latest accusation brought against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is that he sexually abused his own grandchild, according to his lawyer. Jerry Sandusky is accused of molesting at least eight boys over a 15-year period. Former Penn State coach’s lawyer Joe Amendola said the accusation comes from Jill Jones, ex-wife of one of Jerry Sandusky’s five adopted sons, Matt...

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s lawyers are expected in court in Paris later to try to restrict publication of pictures of the duchess topless. The royal couple will seek to have French magazine Closer withdrawn from sale after it printed the images. The photographs have also appeared on several foreign websites and in the Irish Daily Star. The lawyers will also ask French prosecutors t...

Bob Diamond, the boss of Barclays Bank, has insisted he will not resign after staff rigged the key lending rate between banks

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...it was in talks with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) about the case. This could result in UK criminal proceedings being brought. The US Department of Justice had already confirmed that criminal investigations into “other financial institutions and individuals” were ongoing. Barclays’ misconduct relates to the daily setting of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and...

The Flycatcher chip is the most energy efficient in the world and works on ultra-low power

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...life from a single battery-pack rather than months. ARM’s director of embedded marketing Gary Atkinson says it could herald a new generation of smart energy systems. “Every developed nation country has a graph showing electricity demand is going to outstrip supply at some point in the next 20 years unless we do something different,” Gary Atkinson said. “What we need to do...

A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate has recommended Silvio Berlusconi’s expulsion from the chamber over his conviction for tax fraud

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A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate has recommended former PM Silvio Berlusconi’s expulsion from the chamber over his conviction for tax fraud. The call to expel Silvio Berlusconi who dominated politics for nearly two decades in Italy is expected to go before the Senate within three weeks. Silvio Berlusconi threatened to topple the coalition government over the issue but backed down during...

Bo Xilai has been found guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power and sentenced to life imprisonment

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Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been found guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power and sentenced to life imprisonment having the right to appeal. Bo Xilai had denied all the charges against him in a fiery defense at his trial. The former party chief of Chongqing was removed from office last year amid a scandal which saw his wife Gu Kailai convicted for the murder of British businessman...

Bo Xilai was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last month and jailed for life

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...inese court has agreed to consider an appeal by former Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai. Bo Xilai was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last month and jailed for life. At his trial, he denied all the charges in a fiery defense. Bo Xilai was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power last month and jailed for life Bo Xilai was removed from office last year amid a scan...

The second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners have been released in Israel as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks

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The second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners have been released in Israel as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks. Five prisoners were released in Gaza, while the other 21 were sent to the West Bank. Those freed were all convicted of murders and had spent between 19 and 28 years in prison. Israeli and Palestinian officials resumed direct talks in Jerusalem in August after a...

Conrad Murray served less than 2 years of a 4-year sentence after being convicted in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter

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Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of causing Michael Jackson’s death, has been released from jail. The former cardiologist served less than 2 years of a 4-year sentence after being convicted in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter. Jail records confirmed Conrad Murray’s release and the sheriff’s office said he left a Los Angeles jail at 12:01 on Monday. Michael Jackson d...

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Abdul Kader Mullah against his jail term for war crimes and sentenced him to death

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Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah against his jail term for war crimes and sentenced him to death. In February Abdul Kader Mullah, of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was convicted by a special tribunal of crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. The life sentence imposed at the time sparked angry street protests. Abdul Kader...

General Ilker Basbug, Turkey's former armed forces chief, has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government

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General Ilker Basbug, Turkey’s former armed forces chief, has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists. Gen. Ilker Basbug was among dozens of people convicted of involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot. Critics of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accused him of staging show trials to elimin...

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is about to be immortalized in a new movie starring Al Pacino

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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died in January, is about to be immortalized in a new movie starring Hollywood legend Al Pacino. Al Pacino has agreed to take on the controversial role in a film based on the New York Times bestselling book Paterno. The movie is still in the early stages of development, but respected Hollywood entertainment blog deadline.com is reporting that it will be...

Griselda Blanco was believed to have ordered dozens of executions during the notorious “cocaine cowboys” era of the 1970s and 80s in Miami

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Griselda Blanco, a ruthless drug smuggler known as the “Godmother of Cocaine” who was jailed in the U.S. for three chilling murders, has been shot dead by a motorcycle-riding hitman. Griselda Blanco, 69, was believed to have ordered dozens of executions during the notorious “cocaine cowboys” era of the 1970s and 80s in Miami. In a grim irony, the mode of her killing was eerily similar to the brut...

Jerry Sandusky was accompanied by his wife Dottie as they took a break from the courthouse during deliberations on Friday

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Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of sexually abusing young boys while he was an assistant coach of the Penn State football team. Jerry Sandusky, 68, was convicted of 45 of the counts against him, and acquitted of a further three. He is now headed to jail where he will be placed on suicide watch and could face a total sentence of up to 442 years in prison. Jurors were sequestered for just two...

Tyler Hamilton’s book, The Secret Race was published in September and provides minute detail on doping

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...’ve got ours, and ours are better,” writes Tyler Hamilton. After Dr. Michele Ferrari was convicted of sporting fraud by an Italian court in 2004, Lance Armstrong issued a statement, in which he said: “I have always said that I have zero tolerance for anyone convicted of using or facilitating the use of performance-enhancing drugs. As a result of today’s developments, the US...

Silent No More by Jerry Sandusky abuse victim, Aaron Fisher

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Aaron Fisher, one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims claims in his new book that Dottie Sandusky once called down to the basement while he was being attacked and Sandusky dismissed her by saying he was busy. Aaron Fisher writes in Silent No More that Dottie Sandusky asked her husband to fix a table upstairs but that when he replied he was fixing an air hockey table she dropped the subject. “Sarge,” Aaro...

Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the only surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been executed by hanging

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Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the only surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been executed by hanging. The Pakistani national’s plea for mercy to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was rejected earlier this month. Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab was executed in prison in Pune early on Wednesday, the Home Ministry said. The 60-hour siege of Mumbai began on 26 November 2008. Attacks on the...

Croatia’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader has be sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes

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Croatia’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader has be sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes, in a case closely watched by the EU. Ivo Sanader, in office from 2003 to 2009, was convicted of taking millions of dollars in bribes from a Hungarian energy company and an Austrian bank. The former prime minister denied wrongdoing at his trial. Croatia, which hopes to join the EU in July of next...

Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L'Aquila

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Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L’Aquila. A regional court found them guilty of multiple manslaughter. Prosecutors said the defendants gave a falsely reassuring statement before the quake, while the defence maintained there was no way to predict major quakes. The 6.3 magnitude quake devastated...

Former Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase has attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head but he eventually shot his neck

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Former Romanian Prime Minister Adrian Nastase has attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head but he eventually shot his neck. The incident occurred when police arrived at Adrian Nastase’s house to take him to prison, local media reports say. Hours earlier Romania’s highest court had upheld a two-year prison sentence against Adrian Nastase on corruption charges. Adrian...

A dingo dog took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death, an Australian coroner finally rules after 32 years

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A dingo dog took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death, an Australian coroner finally rules after 32 years. The decision was made after Azaria Chamberlain’s parents presented new evidence to try to clear their names. After the eight week-old baby went missing, they were charged with her disappearance. Her mother was convicted of her murder. She was released wh...

Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting three girls

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Shawn Sullivan, the convicted child molester who is one of US most wanted paedophile has been caught secretly living in London. Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting two 11-year-old girls and for having sex with an unconscious 14-year-old girl. Shawn Sullivan has been wanted in the U.S. since 1994 for allegedly molesting three girls Shawn Sullivan, 42, was...

Troy Davis's request for a polygraph test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections

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Troy Davis’s request for a polygraph test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight’s planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defense lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the lie detector test would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Troy Davis’ execution is scheduled for 7pm...

The family of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, who was convicted of corruption, vows to pay back an estimated $154 million of corruptly-obtained assets

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The family of former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, who was convicted of corruption, vows to pay back an estimated $154 million of corruptly-obtained assets. The former dictator’s son said the family would hand over various assets in restitution to the state. A former military general, Chun Doo-hwan was leader from 1979 to 1988 after a coup. In 1996 he was convicted for treason, corr...

Amanda Knox, the convicted killer of Meredith Kercher, is actually a “loving young woman” rather like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, a defense lawyer claimed today

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...sica Rabbit, saying she was faithful like the “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” character. Amanda Knox, the convicted killer of Meredith Kercher, is actually a “loving young woman” rather like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, a defense lawyer claimed today Amanda Knox was convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher, a fellow student in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison, while co-defendant Raf...