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Paul Manafort: from Trump campaign to prison

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:18 AM

What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing

PAUL MANAFORT. Donald Trump's former campaign manager is convicted of 5 counts of making false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud, and one of failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts. AFP file photos

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of fraud

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Paul Manafort is found guilty on 8 charges: 5 counts of making false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud, and one of failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts

GUILTY. In this file photo taken on June 15, 2018 Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chief, arrives for a hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump determines fate of Iran nuclear deal

May 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) Officials and diplomats expect the pugnacious US leader to ignore last-ditch European pleas and move to withdraw the United States from a 2015 agreement

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

Apr 27, 2018 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) Bill Cosby sat emotionless in the packed courtroom in Norristown as the verdict was read out to stifled sobs in the gallery. Cosby's attorney vows to appeal.

GUILTY. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby comes out of the Courthouse after the verdict in the retrial of his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on April 26, 2018. Photo by Dominick Reuter/AFP

Jakarta's Christian governor decides not to appeal blasphemy conviction

May 22, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The change of heart happened last minute as Ahok s lawyers prepared to submit the appeal to the High Court

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname Ahok, sits in the defendant's chair during his trial at the North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta on December 13, 2016.  Hardline Muslims rallied on December 13 under heavy police guard outside an Indonesian courthouse where Jakarta's Christian governor Purnama is standing trial in a high-profile blasphemy case that has gripped national attention. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Tatan SYUFLANA

Backlash after Ahok verdict: Calls to repeal blasphemy law revived

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Laws that criminalize blasphemy when applied in a discriminatory manner can have a serious inhibiting effect on freedom of expression and on freedom of religion or belief

FACING TRIAL. In this file photo, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname Ahok, sits in the defendant's chair during his trial at the North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta on December 13, 2016. Tatan Syulflana/AFP

Why I'm not surprised by Ahok's jail sentence

May 09, 2017 - 9:12 PM

I don’t want to argue whether his words are blasphemy or not but I don’t think it is wise for a high profile public servant or public figure to say something that he is not actually suitable to talk about

Governor of DKI Jakarta Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, go inside the court before the judges sentences him for 2 years in jail. Photo by Ursula Florene/Rappler

South Korea court dismisses president Park

Mar 10, 2017 - 10:21 AM

UPDATED The South Korean Constitutional Court upholds Park Geun Hye s impeachment by parliament over a wide ranging corruption scandal triggering a new presidential election

APOLOGETIC. In this file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2016. File photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/AFP

The fall of Rurik Jutting: From high-flying banker to murderer

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:10 PM

She was unlucky to be the person in my flat when I realized that physically hurting someone under cocaine was something I gained satisfaction from

GUILTY. British banker Rurik Jutting, found guilty for the grisly murders of two women, smiles as he sits in a prison van leaving the eastern court in Hong Kong on November 10, 2014. Philippe Lopez/AFP

British banker guilty of 'sickening' Hong Kong murders

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:59 PM

3rd UPDATE Rurik Jutting said he was haunted by what he had done and was aware of the acute pain I ve caused to their loved ones

PRIME SUSPECT. British banker Rurik Jutting (C) is guarded by police on his way to the Eastern Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong, China, 03 November 2014. Apple Daily/EPA

WATCH: Jessica Wongso's expression the moment the guilty verdict was read

Oct 28, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Here is the moment when the verdict was read with English subtitles

SMILE. Jessica Wongso did not cry when her verdict was announced, even shooting cameras a smile before leaving the courtroom. Photo by Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

IN PHOTOS: Indonesia's biggest murder trial ends in guilty verdict for Jessica Wongso

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Jessica Wongso is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of her friend Mirna Salihin

TEARS. Mirna Saihin's family cries tears of relief. Her twin sister Sandy (center), says 'Justice has been served.' Photo by Diego Batara/Rappler

28-year-old Indonesian woman found guilty of murdering friend

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Jessica Wongso is found guilty of murdering her friend Mirna Salihin

SMILE. Jessica Wongso did not cry when her verdict was announced, even shooting cameras a smile before leaving the courtroom. Photo by Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

Did this millennial poison her friend? What you need to know about Indonesia’s biggest murder trial

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Did Jessica Wongso murder her friend Mirna Salihin by putting cyanide in her coffee? The verdict for what Indonesia media dubs as the trial of the century is due 10 months after Mirna s death

Pemberton sentence reduced

Apr 04, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The lawyer for the Laude family says stresses that the lighter penalty of 6 10 years imprisonment still disqualifies Pemberton from seeking early release through parole

MAXIMUM OF 10 YEARS. The Olongapo court reduces US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton's sentence from 12 to 10 years. In this file photo, Pemberton (center) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Laude case: Pemberton files appeal to reverse conviction

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The American s lawyer also files a separate motion seeking a reduced sentence for the marine in the event that the acquittal is not granted

In this file photo, US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Indonesia parliament speaker leaves post amid corruption scandal

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Novanto was under the limelight after the local arm of US mining giant Freeport made public a recording between Freeport Indonesia president director Maroef Sjamsuddin and Novanto who allegedly tried to extort shares from the company

NOVANTO OUT. The House Speaker has been found guilty of violating ethics. Photo by Antara

Aquino defends cell for Pemberton amid renovation

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The US reportedly wants Pemberton’s detention cell in the Philippines to meet American standards

FOUND GUILTY. A handout picture released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines shows convicted US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) being escorted to his detention cell upon arrival at Camp Aguinaldo at suburban Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on December 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines/EPA

Duterte on presidency, EDCA hearing, PH-China talks | 6PM wRap

Nov 10, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Prosecutors seek Pistorius murder verdict

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:09 PM

If prosecutors win their case which is expected to be heard in November Oscar Pistorius could face at least 15 years in jail

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria October 17, 2014. Kevin Sutherland/EPA

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao as skill prevails over will

May 03, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr outboxed Manny Pacquiao en route to a unanimous decision victory

Floyd Mayweather Jr lands a left on Manny Pacquiao during his unanimous decision victory. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Sereno: SC rulings outlast presidents

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno refuses to engage in a word war with the President saying she does not want to add to the confusion

Egypt court to deliver Mubarak murder verdict on Sept 27

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Mubarak and 7 security aides are accused of involvement in the deaths of protesters during the 18 day uprising that toppled him in 2011

HOSNI MUBARAK. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows the ousted Egyptian president gesturing behind bars during a hearing in his retrial at the police academy in Cairo. Photo by AFP/Egyptian TV

Australia 'appalled' at verdict against Jazeera's Greste

Jun 23, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The Australian government simply cannot understand it based on the evidence that was presented in the case Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

APPALLED. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says that the ‘Australian government simply cannot understand it based on the evidence that was presented in the case.' File photo Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Egypt Brotherhood chief among 683 sentenced to death

Apr 28, 2014 - 3:57 PM

UPDATED Among them only 73 are in custody The same court reversed 492 of 529 death sentences it passed in March commuting most of those to life in prison

Arroyo attends arraignment, refuses to enter plea

Oct 29, 2012 - 2:47 PM

Almost a month since former president Gloria Arroyo was served an arrest warrant the Pampanga congresswoman is arraigned but refuses to enter a plea pending a Supreme Court verdict

Many Pinoys undecided on Corona guilt – Pulse Asia

Jun 04, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Almost 4 out of 10 Filipinos were undecided on Corona s guilt or innocence says a new Pulse Asia survey conducted before the Corona verdict

Miriam's fury draws sharp reactions

May 30, 2012 - 7:57 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago s fierce tone during the last session of the impeachment trial went viral and gathered support for petition for her to get rejected as ICC judge

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Corona found guilty, removed from office

May 29, 2012 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED A total of 20 senators vote to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona while 3 vote to acquit

Escudero, Francis: 'Guilty'

May 29, 2012 - 3:34 PM

Sen Francis Escudero says he disagrees with Chief Justice Renato Corona s position that the law prohibits him from disclosing his dollar accounts

Defensor-Santiago, Miriam: 'Not guilty'

May 29, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago says omission in the SALN is not an impeachable offense

CONVERSATIONS: What are your thoughts on the #CoronaTrial verdict?

May 29, 2012 - 2:05 PM

What are your thoughts on the much awaited decision? Use the hashtag CoronaTrial

#CoronaTrial: Day 44 LIVE BLOG - "The Verdict"

May 29, 2012 - 1:02 PM

CoronaTrial The Verdict: Today is judgment day Will Chief Justice Renato Corona be acquitted or convicted? Follow along on our live blog to find out

The myth of the moral man

May 29, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Corona has no right to say he should be treated like an ordinary man under ordinary rules of law Ordinary men cannot betray the public trust because they do not hold the public trust

Photo by Raymund Amonoy

Corona verdict 'immediately executory'

May 29, 2012 - 12:11 PM

The Senate verdict on Corona will be immediately executory with Enrile writing the Supreme Court and the executive of the decision on the same day

From US bases to Corona trial: Angara voting first

May 28, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Sen Edgardo Angara on how it feels to be the first to vote in the Corona trial

Why the defense sees Corona acquittal

May 28, 2012 - 9:42 AM

The defense s 3 main arguments include: a defective complaint non disclosure done in good faith and Corona not committing an impeachable offense

OUT OF THE LOOP. Defense counsels of Chief Justice Renato Corona did not know about the order of the Ombudsman requesting Corona to explain his assets.

Corona verdict: 5 issues for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 7:02 AM

To convict or to acquit? Here are 5 key questions senators will answer as they decide on Corona s fate