Probing Question: Is the death penalty on the decline in America?

In November, the Commonwealth of Virginia executed John A. Muhammad, the infamous “D.C. sniper” responsible for 10 murders seven years earlier. On the eve of his execution, a Washington Post poll found 66 percent of Virginians ...

Knowledge gap undermines position of foreign women in UK custody

Researchers from the Institute of Criminology reveal that many women trafficked into the UK who commit crime under duress are imprisoned without support or protection, and call for improved ways to identify the victims among ...

Uganda tightens net security after pro-gay hack

Uganda is tightening its Internet security after hackers attacked the prime minister's website to post statements supporting gay rights, the country's Internet regulator said Friday.

Former China Mobile exec guilty in bribery case

(AP) -- A former deputy chairman of state-owned China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, was convicted Friday of taking bribes and sentenced to prison.

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