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Spain's top court convicts 5 men in gang rape case

Spain's top court convicts 5 men in gang rape caseSpain’s Supreme Court on Friday overruled two lower courts and sentenced five men to 15 years in prison for raping an 18-year-old woman. The case had triggered an outcry because the lower courts last year convicted the men of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and handed down nine-year sentences. Women’s rights advocates had expressed anger about what they saw as the lower court’s leniency and the confirmation of that sentence by a second court.



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French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuse

French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuseLYON, France (AP) — In a surprise ruling, France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted Thursday of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest high-ranking churchman to fall in the global reckoning over clergy sex abuse and cover-ups.



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German court convicts migrant of murdering ex-girlfriend

German court convicts migrant of murdering ex-girlfriendBERLIN (AP) — A migrant was convicted Monday of murdering his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 8.5 years in prison, the German news agency dpa reported.



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GOP offers muted response after jury convicts Manafort and Cohen pleads guilty

GOP offers muted response after jury convicts Manafort and Cohen pleads guiltyRepublicans on Wednesday reacted to the legal drama involving Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer, with what seemed to be a collective shrug.



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Vietnam convicts 12 'terrorists' for subversion

Vietnam convicts 12 'terrorists' for subversionVietnam Wednesday jailed two American citizens and 10 others from an outlawed US-based “terrorist” group for attempting to overthrow the state after they spread anti-government leaflets and tried to incite protests last year. Most are loosely-linked bloggers, activists and rights lawyers, with few groups designated as “terrorist organisations”. One of those groups is the California-based Provisional National Government of Vietnam (PNGV), an anti-communist organisation with its own self-appointed prime minister that pledges allegiance to the former South Vietnam regime.



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Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trial

Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trialNEW YORK (AP) — A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.



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Minister: Norway to extradite cleric if Italy convicts him

Minister: Norway to extradite cleric if Italy convicts himCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's justice minister said Saturday that an Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria will be extradited if a court in Italy convicts him.



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Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillers

Egypt court convicts British woman of smuggling painkillersCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted a British woman of smuggling hundreds of powerful painkillers into the country, sentencing her to three years in prison.



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Jury convicts woman of murder in teen's starvation death

Jury convicts woman of murder in teen's starvation deathDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jurors on Thursday convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died.



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Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trialA white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn't decide whether to find him guilty of murder.



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