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French gangster breaks out of prison in a helicopter

3 months, 13 days ago
PARIS: A gangster who was previously France’s most wanted man has escaped from his Paris prison in a helicopter. Heavily armed men helped Redoine Faid escape the jail in Reau in the daring jailbreak on Sunday. The escape lasted a matter…

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

5 months, 17 days ago
Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual…

Palestinian gets life for murder of Israeli ex-girlfriend

7 months, 18 days ago
JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for the murder of his Israeli ex-girlfriend in a killing authorities said was motivated by nationalism, police said. Mohamed Kharouf, a resident of Nablus in the…

Canada wants answers after Iran prison death

8 months, 1 day ago
OTTAWA: Canada on Tuesday stepped up its demand for answers after the death of renowned Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami, who Iranian officials say committed suicide in prison. Tehran's chief prosecutor accused Emami…

Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to three years in prison

9 months, 16 days ago
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants on Saturday for "insulting the judiciary," his lawyer said. The other defendants include former members of…

The Italian nursery pulling down the walls of prison

11 months, 6 days ago
BOLLATE, Italy: With its warm colours and toy-filled rooms, the Biobab nursery looks just like any other, but this is daycare with a difference. Located in the grounds of Milan's Bollate prison, the kindergarten welcomes the children of…

O.J. Simpson freed from jail on parole

1 year, 14 days ago
LOS ANGELES: Disgraced American football star O.J. Simpson, whose racially charged 1995 murder trial riveted the nation, was released from jail on parole early on Sunday after nine years behind bars for armed robbery. Simpson, 70, left…

Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

1 year, 3 months ago
MADRID: A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. The Barcelona player and his father were found guilty…