Trial

  • Salman Khan's 'hit and run' case trial to restart from September 24 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Following the production of the "missing" case papers in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case, the trial against the actor will resume before the sessions court here from Sep 24. The prosecution Friday informed the court that all the original documents - barring one - pertaining to witness statements and case...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, sentencing on Oct 13 4 days ago

    A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down sobbing as South African judge reads verdict 6 days ago

    Johansburg: South African track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as Judge Thokozile Masipa read out her verdict in his murder case in a Pretoria court on Thursday. Shoulders shaking, the Olympic and paralympic star bowed his head and sobbed as he listened to Masipa, who earlier said the state...
  • Judge clears Pistorius of premeditated murder, says can't be found guilty 6 days ago

    A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Although she described the 27-year-old as a "very poor" and "evasive" witness, judge Thokozile Masipa said...
  • South African court to deliver verdict in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today 6 days ago

    It's D-Day for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. A South Africa court will deliver the verdict of Pistorius' murder trial today - more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. If he is found guilty of pre-meditated murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • Afghan gang rape trial badly flawed: Human Rights Watch 1 week ago

    Kabul: An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch has said. The court of appeals should competently, impartially and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6 trial and the resulting death sentences. A Kabul...
  • Five women terrorists facing trial in Saudi Arabia September 7, 2014

    Riyadh: Five female terrorists, four of them Saudi Arabian nationals, are facing trial in the Gulf nation for organising a terror group and luring people into terrorism, media reported. The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh heard that the unnamed women terror suspects used to get support and guidance from members of...
  • Egypt to try Morsi for leaking secrets to Qatar September 6, 2014

    Cairo: Egypt's top prosecutor says ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi will be tried for leaking national security secrets to Qatar during his turbulent year in office. In a statement released on Saturday the prosecutor said Morsi and two of his assistants leaked classified documents, including information on military deployments, to Qatari...
  • Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week August 29, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the phase one clinical trial will determine if a vaccine, co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
  • GM crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe: Prakash Javadekar August 7, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the genetically modified crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe. "Precautions must be taken for such trials," said the Minister. ...
  • South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Pistorius' defence August 7, 2014

    South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star's defence because it was "devoid of any truth". Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is accused of murdering his law graduate and model...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family July 16, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was 'unwise' but it was done because the 27-year-old is 'lonely and alienated', his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • South African athlete Pistorius in night club altercation July 15, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, local media reported on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • Australian TV news airs Oscar Pistorius shooting 're-enactment' July 7, 2014

    Sydney: An Australian current affairs television programme aired footage on Sunday of a re-enactment by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. With Pistorius' murder trial still underway in South Africa, the family lawyers of the accused athlete said the "visual mapping" re-enactment was...
  • Egypt court jails Morsi's son for year on hashish charges July 2, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish. Abdullah Morsi, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after allegedly being found in possession of two...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: Psychiatrists June 30, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic...
  • Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks cleared of all hacking charges in UK trial June 25, 2014

    London: Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News Corp's British newspaper arm, was found not guilty on Tuesday by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. Brooks was accused of being complicit in journalists' hacking...
  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Trial in Pakistan adjourned till June 11 June 5, 2014

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case has adjourned the hearing till June 11 after prosecution lawyers failed to turn up for the second time in a week. The trial of seven Pakistani accused was adjourned on Thursday by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in...
  • Beastie Boys rapper testifies at NY trial May 28, 2014

    New York: A Beastie Boys rapper says the legendary hip-hop group would never license songs to endorse commercial products. Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz testified in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. He was called as the first witness in a lawsuit the group filed against Monster Energy Co., a beverage maker. The...
  • Pistorius's psychiatric evaluation begins May 26, 2014

    Pretoria: Murder-accused paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday arrived at a psychiatric hospital in South Africa's capital Pretoria to begin his psychiatric evaluation, media reported. Pistorius arrived at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, where he will be assessed for seven hours everyday for 30 days, Independent Online reported. Pistorius is on trial for...
  • South Africa court sends Pistorius for 30 days of mental tests May 20, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered on Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he must report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital,...
  • South African court orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation May 14, 2014

    A South African court on Wednesday ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness, further delaying a murder trial that has already stretched into its 32nd day. The state had asked for the evaluation after a psychiatrist told the court this week that Pistorius, who...
  • Pistorius has anxiety disorder, psychiatrist tells court May 12, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius has an anxiety disorder brought on by an unstable childhood and the "traumatic assault" of having his lower legs amputated as a baby, a psychologist told the court hearing the South African track star's murder trial on Monday. Pistorius was born with fibulas in his lower legs, leading to...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court May 6, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a break at his murder trial. Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by...
  • Oscar Pistorius' next-door neighbours testify at the trial May 6, 2014

    Pretoria, South Africa: A married couple who lived next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend testified Tuesday at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying they both heard a man crying loudly in a high-pitched voice and calling three times for help. Michael...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'torn apart' after shooting, says neighbour May 5, 2014

    A neighbour and friend of Oscar Pistorius testified on Monday that the double-amputee athlete was "torn apart" and desperately trying to save Reeva Steenkamp minutes after fatally shooting her at his home last year. Johan Stander and his daughter were at Pistorius' house soon after the shooting in the early hours...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Johnny Depp not required to testify at a murder trial after lawyers concurred he wasn't in a relationship with accused April 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp will no longer be required to testify at a murder trial after lawyers concurred that he was not in a relationship with the accused. Nancy Lekon was accused of killing a pedestrian with her car in 2009, and she has pleaded not guilty by the court...
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's trial begins, rejects bribery charges April 24, 2014

    Munich: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment. Ecclestone said in a personal...