The Russian band Pussy Riot ignited a storm of controversy for its protest performance in a Russian cathedral. Arrested and eventually convicted, a trio of band members were sentenced to two year in prison. But Wednesday, a Russian court suspended the sentence of one woman.
Jerry Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State football coach convicted of abusing 10 children, will likely die behind bars, after a judge determined he should be sentenced to no less than 30 years in prison.
The residents of Migron settlement in the West Bank have been battling an eviction notice for six years. Over the weekend, their battle took a dramatic turn when Israeli police showed up and ordered them out.
Rimsha Masih was arrested in Pakistan last month after she was charged with burning a Koran. Now, however, police say the person who first alleged she'd burned the Islamic holy book did it himself.
Colombia's drug-fueled guerrilla war has gone on for nearly half a century. The last round of peace talks fell apart 10 years ago. But now the Colombian government seems willing to try again. Officials are hopeful that negotiations could bring an end to the deadly attacks and brutal kidnappings that have long plagued their country.
The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.
A panel of judges in Norway have sentenced Anders Breivik to 10 to 21 years in prison for the mass murder of 77 people last year. If the sentence seems short, though, it's an indication of just how differently the Norwegian justice system works.
There are always tensions between Israel's Jewish and Palestinian communities. But last week, that tension took a serious turn when a group of Israeli Jewish teens attacked a group of Palestinian teens and sent one to the hospital with serious injuries.
Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich will spend the next two years in prison after a Russian judge determined they had offended the sensibilities of religious people with an anti-Vladimir Putin protest performance in an Orthodox Cathedral.
Julian Assange has spent nearly the last two months inside the Ecuador Embassy, in an effort to prevent his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden, where he faces a sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Ecuador granted him political asylum, but U.K. officials say they will arrest him if he leaves the embassy.