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Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears of crime are growing in Lebanon after a recent sharp rise in the number of kidnappings for ransom. In particular, the kidnapping of a nine-year-old boy, Michel Al-Saqr, son of Lebanese businessman Ibrahim Al-Saqr, from Zahlé in the Beqaa...
Amanda Knox’s murder conviction reinstated

Amanda Knox’s murder conviction reinstated

Florence, Associated Press—More than two years after Amanda Knox returned to the US apparently home free, an Italian court Thursday reinstated her murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate and increased her sentence to 28.5 years in prison, raising the specter...
Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

New Delhi—An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the widespread—yet widely tolerated—sexual violence faced by Indian women. As word of the verdict...