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

India gang rape suspects plead not guilty

If found guilty, the five could receive the death penalty

Exiled Tibetans show their support at a rally in Delhi yesterday

Tibetan monk sentenced to death over immolations

Two ethnic Tibetans have been given harsh sentences after they were convicted of murder for "goading" people to set themselves on fire, in a signal that Beijing has no plans to ease the pressure on Tibet.

Lindsay Sandiford in court yesterday

Bali drug smuggling grandmother case: Government faces legal action over failure to provide 'adequate' lawyer for Lindsay Sandiford

The Government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a British grandmother sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation as she battles for her life.

British man Julian Ponder sentenced to six years in jail over Bali cocaine ring

A former antiques dealer linked to Lindsay Sandiford, the Englishwoman sentenced to death by a Balinese court last week for cocaine smuggling, was jailed for six years today for drug possession.

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

British woman Lindsay Sandiford sentenced to execution in Bali attempts to sue Foreign Office over 'failure to support her case'

Lindsay Sandiford claims the British Government had breached an obligation to a citizen

A satellite channel's burning minibus billows smoke after being set on fire by protesters outside Port Said prison

Footballers among at least 32 killed in Egypt after death sentences for hooligans

At least 32 people have died after a furious crowd clashed with police in Egypt's Port Said, with another 41 killed in separate anti-government clashes in Cairo.

A protest in New Delhi earlier this month

Apathetic. A failure. The official verdict on India's rape police

Former chief justice calls for stricter enforcement of sexual assault laws and women judges

Grandmother Lindsay Sandiford's cocaine sentence: Executing drug mules isn't just inhumane. It’s also pointless

Drug mules are sentenced as if they were drug barons - it's not right, and it won't stop the drugs trude

Lindsay Sandiford in court yesterday

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford weeps as she is sentenced to death by Indonesian court for drug trafficking

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, had expected jail term for cocaine offence

Armstrong: I don't deserve life ban

The second part of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey did little to satisfy those who still doubt his confessions about his doping past. It did, however, produce at least one moment of emotion from the shamed cyclist.

Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper (right) with England’s Steven Gerrard

West Ham send message to racist fans with Holocaust ceremony

Auschwitz survivor will lead pre-match ritual following anti-Semitic chants at Tottenham

American Justice, Arts Theatre, London

Could you bring yourself to forgive the murderer of your child? There are remarkable people who manage to do so – such as Gordon Willis spoke those heart-rending and politically transformative words after the Enniskillen Remembrance Day bombing. Most of us, though, find it easier to put ourselves in the position of Julie Nicholson who, when her daughter died in the terrorist atrocities of July 7 2005, was unable to reconcile her feelings with her role as a priest in Bristol and made the difficult, honourable decision to resign from the ministry. 

Six suspects arrested in new rape of a bus passenger in India

Police say they have arrested six men accused of repeatedly gang-raping a woman onboard a bus in the north of India. The assault is said to have taken place near the city of Amritsar.

Putting the guilty to death would be a step backwards for India, and do nothing to address its real problems

This tragic case must bring about a sea change in attitudes to womens' rights

India rape protest policeman dies

A police officer injured in clashes with protesters against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a moving bus has died in hospital.

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