Boston Marathon bomber seeks to overturn conviction and death sentence
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Boston Marathon bomber seeks to overturn conviction and death sentence

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Lawyers for Tsarnaev, 25, argued in a brief filed with the first US circuit court of appeals…

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Police say video shows alleged assault between Kevin Spacey and victim
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Police say video shows alleged assault between Kevin Spacey and victim

Police have video of Kevin Spacey touching the crotch of an 18-year-old busboy he allegedly assaulted at a Massachusetts bar, according to a criminal complaint against the actor. The alleged victim took a Snapchat video of part of his encounter with Spacey and sent it to his girlfriend, according to a Massachusetts state police report…

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Mary Robinson labelled a ‘willing pawn’ over visit with UAE princess
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Mary Robinson labelled a ‘willing pawn’ over visit with UAE princess

Mary Robinson, the former UN high commissioner for human rights, has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess campaigners say is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”. The former Irish president made the comments after the 33-year-old’s family released pictures showing her in Dubai with Robinson,…

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‘It’s completely wrong’: falsely accused Tory MP attacks legal aid cuts
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‘It’s completely wrong’: falsely accused Tory MP attacks legal aid cuts

The former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans, who spent his life savings defending himself against false accusations of rape and sexual abuse, has said he would now vote against the legal aid cuts brought in by the Conservative-led coalition. His call to restore funding to its pre-2012 level comes as other prominent Conservative MPs including…

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Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit
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Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

Iraqi lawmakers have demanded US forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by Donald Trump, which politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Politicians from both blocs of Iraq’s divided parliament called for a vote to expel US troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate…

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Three British tourists killed in car crash in Iceland
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Three British tourists killed in car crash in Iceland

Three British tourists including a child have been killed after a 4×4 crashed while crossing a bridge in Iceland. Four other people, including two children, were critically injured during the incident, which occurred at about 9.30am on Thursday, when the vehicle drove through a barrier on the one-lane bridge at Skeiðarársandur in the south of…

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