Germany Warns Against Backlash over Afghan Refugee Suspected of Murder

BERLIN, Dec 5  – The German government said on Monday nobody should try to make political capital out of a criminal case involving an Afghan refugee suspected of raping and murdering a German university student. The case could bolster support for anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which have already gained ground

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Murder Law Applied Wrongly for 30 Years: Britain’s Top Court

LONDON, Feb 18 – Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a key part of the law often called “joint enterprise”, which allows people to be convicted of murder even if they did not strike the fatal blow, had been misinterpreted for three decades. The ruling could lead to a rush of appeals, although the

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S. African Court Grants Bail to Pistorius

PRETORIA, Dec 8 -Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, was granted bail on Tuesday and has the freedom of South Africa’s capital Pretoria as he waits to appeal his conviction in April. The Paralympic champion, nicknamed “Blade Runner” because of the prosthetic legs he uses to race, was granted

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