News According to reports, federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013

Runners cross the finish line

Thousands turn out in Boston to finish Marathon they started

Thousands of runners returned to Boston’s streets this weekend to complete the symbolic final mile of the city’s annual marathon, which was brought to a bloody halt last month when two bombs went off near the finish line.

Children release balloons as part of a gathering outside a community meeting at Immanuel Lutheran Church held to talk about the kidnapping of Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry by neighbour resident Ariel Castro

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Ariel Castro’s neighbours lament the lack of community and failure to recognise anything amiss

Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court in front of judge Lauren Moore

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If proven the miscarriage claims could lead to murder charges

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British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

British gran Lindsay Sandiford launches Bali death penalty appeal after drug smuggling conviction

Sandiford says she was forced to transport drugs to protect her children

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

UK Government let me down, says grandmother Lindsay Sandiford facing Bali death penalty over drug smuggling

A British grandmother facing the death penalty in Bali after being convicted of drug smuggling said she feels let down by the British Government.

Leading ‘anti-death penalty’ lawyer, Judy Clarke, to defend Boston bombings suspect

Judy Clarke has secured life sentences instead of the death penalty for high profile clients

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death at Denpasar District Court in January

Public raises funds for British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford to launch death sentence challenge at Indonesian Supreme Court

A fundraising page set up to pay for Lindsay Sandiford's legal fight in Indonesia reached its target today.

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death at Denpasar District Court in January

Lindsay Sandiford death sentence: British grandmother loses appeal for UK government to fund death row legal challenge

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused to fund 56-year-old’s case as a matter of Government policy

Senate failed to tighten gun laws, but conservatives have not got it all their own way

Is the right winning the US culture wars? Yes, no and maybe

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British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

'I'd rather face firing squad than stay in prison', says British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford sentenced to death in Bali for trafficking £1.6m of cocaine

'I don't want to get old and decrepit in here...at least a bullet is quick,' says Lindsay Sandiford

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death at Denpasar District Court in January

British woman Lindsay Sandiford loses appeal against Bali death sentence for drug smuggling

She claims she had to smuggle the drugs for a gang threatening one of her sons

James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court in Centennial, Colorado for his arraignment

Colorado massacre: 'Batman' killer suspect James Holmes offers guilty plea to avoid death row

Lawyers hope for life sentence after cinema shootings that killed 12 people

India's new law to help protect women

A new law was passed today to protect women against sexual violence in response to the gang rape of a student in Delhi in December.

Zillur is sworn in as his country’s 19th president in 2009

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In age and bitter experience, Bangladesh's President Zillur Rahman exceeded every other major political figure alive today in the Indian subcontinent.

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