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  1. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexican army accused of executing prisoners in June incident in Tlatlaya

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:42pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Mexico City Military says it killed 22 in shoot-out with gang, but a witness tells a different story Mexican army accused of executing prisoners Shortly after the Mexican army killed 22 people in what it described as a fierce gun battle with an armed gang, the governor of the state where the incident occurred praised the military for its actions. The army ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Photos show the toll of prison and age on pop legend Phil Spector

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 07:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Photos show the changing looks of music producer jailed for murder Prison takes its toll on pop legend Spector Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, sombre-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on October 28 last ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says US citizen given six years' hard labour wanted to expose prison life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... of directly going to prison," state media said. Miller's case was exacerbated by the fact his actions followed "reckless remarks" by US Secretary of State John Kerry that described North Korea as a "country of evil", state media said. State media said Miller had deliberately sought his arrest so he could investigate North Korean prison and human-rights ...

  4. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Jessica Lynch goes from former prisoner of war in Iraq to actress

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Charleston, United States American plays president's daughter in Christian film to be released in US next year Jessica Lynch: from Iraq war POW to actress Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian film currently in production. But the native of the US state of West Virginia and Iraq war veteran is not sure ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels exchange prisoners in ceasefire deal

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:45pm by Associated Press in Donetsk

    ... Associated Press in Donetsk Dozens of prisoners of war returned to their home forces in Ukraine on Friday after they were transferred as part of a ceasefire agreement made in Minsk earlier this month Government and rebel forces early on Friday exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine, as part of a ceasefire agreement sealed earlier this month. The transfer took ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Air Force employee who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced to three years in prison

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:48am

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles A former United States Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Brian Scott Orr of Marina del Rey was sentenced on Monday in Los Angeles. He also was fined US$10,000. Prosecutors say Orr was a former civilian employee ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs ... prison uniform, as well as photos of him and other inmates taking drugs. The drugs were presumed to be heroin, a news website called Motthegioi reported on Sunday. Hung made the posts "so ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Prisoner of conscience: Death-row inmate on the run leaves cash for stolen mooncakes

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:38pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com A death-row inmate still on the run after killing a prison guard and escaping with two other prisoners at Harbin jail last Tuesday, left behind 120 yuan ... strangling the guard and then calmly walking out of the Yanshou county jail, in Heilongjiang province, dressed in police uniforms. Prison surveillance footage appears to show that Gao strangled ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com There are fewer than 9,000 people behind bars now but suspects are spending more time on remand, and officials can't pinpoint why Number of prisoners in HK hits record low Prison chiefs are struggling to explain why the number of criminals and suspects locked up in Hong Kong's jails has fallen to fewer than 9,000, a record low. At the same ...




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